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Visas: The Golden Ticket to Conquering Innovation Fatigue?

February 22nd, 2016

In a bid to broaden the economy away from a reliance on mining, the Australian government launched the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) last December. As noted in the agenda, one of the Government’s strategic priorities is to attract the “best and brightest” entrepreneurial skills and talent into Australia.  As a result, the government aims to support innovation through the creation of an entrepreneur visa in Australia. Essentially, the new entrepreneur visa will be established for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and financial […]

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Innovation at the Farm Gate: How Australia Can Leverage a Growing Agriculture Sector

February 19th, 2016

Between now and 2050 the world’s food system will need to harvest 70 per cent more food to nourish an increasingly crowded world. As the global population trudges towards 9 billion by 2050 and land and water resources decline, never has the task of producing more from less been more imperative. Essentially, these figures reveal that the role of Agriculture on a global scale will no doubt become more paramount in the following years. In fact, Agriculture is one of […]

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The Cost of Time When Claiming the R&D Tax Incentive: Salaries

February 18th, 2016

One of the areas that many R&D Tax Incentive claimants miss out on in the initial stages of undertaking eligible R&D activities is valuing the time spent on core activities. If you are not paying salaries this year as you are trying to keep costs low whilst you commence your R&D start-up business, you may want to think again. To elaborate, salaries – including that of management and support staff – are an example of R&D Expenditure. However, it is […]

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Australia Launches First IoT Innovation Hub in Sydney

February 17th, 2016

Smart kettles, fridges that keep tabs on when the milk is going off, tweeting catflaps, connected keyless locks that let your cleaner in but keep your mother-in-law out — the Internet of Things (IoT) is, as they say, most definitely a thing. Whether it’s on the consumer side of wearable tech, such as gadgets that measure your heart rate or monitor your sleep, or cities with everything smart, the march towards IoT is going full steam ahead. By the turn of the […]

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