The WA government has launched a state STEM skills strategy to help students and the current workforce alike develop science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills to prepare for “the jobs of the future”.
The Victorian Government has outlined a number of initiatives in its 2018/19 Budget aimed at bridging the digital divide for those living in regional and rural areas.
Senator Jordon Steele-John said the Greens see local games development as “a key component in rebooting our digital future”.
As the NSW Government gears up to implement a $1 levy per trip taken through taxi and rideshare services across much of the state from this Thursday, Indian rideshare company Ola has signalled it is getting ready to launch in Australia.
Innovation and Science Australia has issued a “clarion call for national action” to see Australia become a top-tier innovation nation by 2030.
The Federal Government is seeking applications for those interested in becoming a regional incubator facilitator, looking to find four across the country.
A reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet has seen Employment Minister, Senator Michaelia Cash named Minister for Jobs and Innovation.
New Zealand is on the hunt for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to help drive a “forward-looking digital agenda” and prepare and oversee a national digital roadmap for the next decade.
With the Innovation portfolio, Kate Jones will join a four-person economic team of senior Ministers tasked with driving jobs growth across the state.
Australia must recognise how fast its competitors are working, and the “intensity” with which governments are supporting their startups, Crossroads warned.
The Consumer Data Right will be rolled out sector by sector, starting in the banking, energy, and telecommunications sectors.
SMBs were awarded more than 75 percent of the government’s $50 million in technology contracts since the launch of its Digital Marketplace in August 2016.
AgTech has been flagged as having the potential to grow into a $100 billion industry by 2030, but current diversity stats in the sector must be addressed.
Founders have used landing pads to springboard their startups into the US, including KoalaSafe, Event Workforce Group, Indee Labs, Gym Sales & Open Cities.
NAB Foundation has announced that it has opened applications for its second round of its 2017 grants, focusing on regional sustainability.