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Amazon.com.au May Boost Innovative Aussie Businesses

December 8th, 2017

Amazon, the world’s largest online shopping company, has finally launched its Australian retail site. While the initial response was underwhelming, with visitors to the site complaining that there was a lack of stock selection and the discounts were not significant, it has been estimated that Amazon will undercut Australian retailers by 30 percent. Moreover, the company will continue to add to its store, which covers 23 categories, from books to electronics to baby products, making it simple for consumers to […]

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Digital Game Development Hub Planned For South Australia

November 28th, 2017

A dedicated video game hub is to be set up in Adelaide over the next three years and will potentially generate 500 new jobs. The state government is granting $2 million to the project, much of which will go to the fit out, skill development and education programs and the production and marketing of Adelaide-built games. Operated by the non-profit company Game Plus, the hub aims to increase the profile of South Australia’s gaming, animation and software development community. Ron […]

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Australian Business Investment In R&D Has Fallen

November 24th, 2017

According to the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian spend on research and development was down from 2.11 percent of GDP in 2013-14 to 1.88 per cent in 2015-16, with the OECD average being 2.38 percent. Chief Executive of Universities Australia Belinda Robinson said that this represented a stark warning against government research cuts, which would put future jobs at risk.  Research and development involves producing new and improved products, technologies and processes or ‘knowledge-based capital’ […]

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Australia Positioned To Become A Leader in Lightweight Cars

November 23rd, 2017

Australia’s automotive industry is going through major structural change with the imminent closure of car manufacturers. To take its place, Australia aims to move from the production of vehicles to the exporting of engineering services and innovative product solutions. Thanks to a new project, it may very well become a leader in lightweight car technology. Funded with over $3 million from the Australian Research Council, the ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures (ATLAS) has just opened at RMIT. RMIT, […]

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