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Should Australia Focus on Businesses to Drive Innovation?

October 21st, 2015

The Turnbull government have voiced their opinion on changing Australia to be more innovative, namely by endorsing start-ups. Early this month, Wyatt Roy, the Assistant Minister for Innovation, cited about how Israel transformed itself into a modern economy with more start-ups per capita than any other country, and how Australia could do the same to position ourselves as a world leader.  The Turnbull government has already revealed that they are working on a major innovation agenda with crowdfunding for start-ups […]

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Shifting the Culture in Australia by Leveraging Creativity, Innovation & Failure

October 20th, 2015

Is interactive whisky the way of the future? Although pixelated alcohol hasn’t been invented yet (unfortunately), the bottle has had a digital makeover. Johnnie Walker has created a bottle which sends personalised communications to the user if they wave a smartphone in front of it, for example a promotional offer or a cocktail recipe. The bottle can be tracked down the supply chain, from the manufacture to end product user, allowing for detailed customer insights. Hence, transforming the humble Mad Men […]

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When Life Gives You an Innovation Policy, Make Lemonade

October 19th, 2015

The next generation of Australian entrepreneurs could stem from a modest, after-school lemonade stand. This is the winning idea by Erin Watson-Lynn and her team at the government’s weekend “hackathon”, which united over 150 people on Saturday from the tech, business and government fields to workshop future innovation policy. Taking inspiration from the United States, the simple pitch was to start a national Lemonade Day to create “DICE” kids – Digital, Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial children. The team behind the […]

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Are Children the Key to Our Innovative Future?

October 16th, 2015

The youth of today, according to a renowned South Australian academic, should be trained in developing a more creative mindset to assist them in taking advantage of job opportunities in our increasingly innovative economy. Dr David Cropley, the University of South Australia associate professor in engineering innovation, pitched the idea and said that governments were realising changes were needed to create success. With the Prime Minister Turnbull focusing on innovation at the heart of his job-creation agenda, evidence has arisen […]

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