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Published: 22 February 2017

There is so much to think about when starting a new business. Fortunately there is a new app available that ensures all your bases are covered. 

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Published: 16 February 2017

Alex Grant is co-founder and CEO of Myriota, a start-up spun out of research from the University of South Australia which uses satellite technology to provide two-way data connectivity for remote sensors and devices – benefiting farmers, resource companies, environmental agencies, governments, defence agencies and industries with remote operations.  

Published: 8 February 2017

An official review has been released by Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) on the business of creating, transferring and applying knowledge within Australia, including feedback on our intellectual property (IP) system.

Published: 6 February 2017

We’re proud to support high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through our involvement in the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), Questacon’s Smart Skills Initiative (QSSI) and the BHP Billiton Science & Engineering Awards.

Published: 24 January 2017

Today, Australia’s farmers number around 135 000 and produce enough food to feed 80 million people, providing 93 per cent of the domestic food supply. The agricultural and food production industry has evolved from convict workers and experiment farms, to innovations in agricultural implements, pest control, food science and digital agriculture; innovations which will be crucial in solving the global challenges of food production and sustainability.

Published: 21 December 2016

Many countries around the world celebrate Christmas. Lots share similar traditions and tastes around the Christmas period. Advances with technology and previously electricity have changed how we celebrate and decorate our homes.

Christmas lights for many are a tradition. These initially started out as candle decorations on the tree themselves. While visually appealing, the fire risks were real. Imagine a traditional tree being burnt up by your candles! Certainly not a way you would want to spend your holidays.

Published: 20 December 2016

Giving gifts at Christmas and events like birthdays in a modern society require us to have effective and efficient transport systems. The ability to have enough supply to meet consumer demands has led to numerous innovations in supply chain and transportation.

We’ve been shipping goods around the world for a very long time. It’s still the most popular way to transport something from one part of the world to another. The scale of modern ships allow for large volumes of goods to be moved on one powerful ship.

Published: 22 December 2016

With trends for things “as a service” on the rise, is there room in the market for Christmas as a service? While it might be a bit early to argue that it is here and has “disrupted” an industry, there are certainly players in the market now that indicate Christmas as a service can get bigger.

Many of us get photos with Santa every year in shopping centres around the country. For some of us, there’s more tears than happy moments! Visiting Santa and getting some photos with him is a great example of Christmas as a service.

Published: 19 December 2016

Important for many purchases is the receipt: the slip of paper that proves you bought the product. Importantly for many, especially around birthdays and the Christmas period is the ability to provide a receipt if the purchase isn’t exactly what was wanted. The lack of a receipt for some can be akin to forgetting the batteries!

Published: 18 December 2016

Online shopping is so commonplace now that it’s hard for most of us to remember there was life without it. But, ‘tis true. And while online shopping hasn’t been with us for long, it has profoundly impacted our lives, our world, and is an invention rivalling even the likes of Edison’s lightbulb. Perhaps this writer is biased. Moving on.