Innovative manufacturer Nordon Cylinders localises mining services
AUSTRALIA’s manufacturing sector was given a boost recently when Nordon Cylinders’ innovative new manufacturing facility was officially opened in Brisbane.
Noodle Box finds flavour in Saudi Arabia
MELBOURNE-headquartered fast food franchise Noodle Box has opened its first restaurant in the Middle East, beginning its expansion from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Aust. nuclear science helps Asia region farming sustainability
AUSTRALIAN Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) scientists are researching the environmental effects of agriculture in the Asia Pacific region, as a way of helping to maximise sustainability.
Special economic zones could work for Northern Australia: World Bank economist
A WORLD Bank senior economist says Northern Australia could host two or three special economic zones to tap into the economic growth expected in Asia this century.
Crowdfunding goes for a thong
THONG innovator Willi Footwear Company has set something of a record in raising capital through global crowdfunding system Indiegogo. The up-and-coming Gold Coast footwear company generated more than $10,000 for its chic new range of thongs that are re-engineered to avoid the ever-feared toe plug ‘blow-out’.
Not as we know it: Messenger Post re-brands as StarTrack
AUSTRALIA Post announced in May that it would re-brand its Messenger Post Courier services as StarTrack Courier in a move it says is designed to develop greater efficiency.
China's innovators patent-ly waiting says German research
INNOVATION has replaced imitation for leading Chinese companies, according to research on patents by economists from the Technische Universität München.
Tablet app ‘The Brief’ developed by ABC Innovation
ABC INNOVATION launched its new, free tablet app The Brief recently on Apple’s iOS platform, prior to Federal Budget. It is not yet known if the funding cuts will impact future plans for the app.
Sydney to lead C40 global cities climate network
SYDNEY’s credentials on leading climate change action have been elevated as the city takes on the new role of heading an international network of cities driving energy efficiency.
Sunshine Coast’s ships come in
P&O Cruises has listed four more new cruises from Sydney to Mooloolaba, in addition to the announced cruise in August – and the Sunshine Coast Council is delighted.
Sports Advanced Manufacturing Hub launches in Melbourne
AN ATHLETIC approach to developing Australia’s sports manufacturing sector is being launched in Melbourne by META and the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN). It's the Sports Advanced Manufacturing Hub.
Inspirational retail leaders awarded in ARA Aust. Retail Awards
AUSTRALIAN leaders in retailing have been recognised in the ARA Australian Retail Awards – with top brands Specsavers, Super Retail Group, NRMA Insurance, Priceline Pharmacy and ABC Shop all featuring prominently.