How does TerraCycle make something from rubbish?: see USC
THE CEO of TerraCycle, an US business which has amazingly developed new consumer goods, even from recycled cigarette butts, has some very unusual insights into business innovation – and he will be speaking on the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday.
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’.
Speech recognition comes of age as a business tool
AS SPEECH recognition software finds its way into business systems, so innovators are finding new ways to use it to give their businesses an edge.
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.
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.
Paving the way for investment and tourism in Sydney's new 'granite belt'
SYDNEY’s $50 million program to light up and beautify its central business district footpaths is making the city more attractive for pedestrians, tourists and local businesses alike.
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.
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