RSS News Briefs from InnovationAUS

  • Robodebt class action launched
    The legal foundations of the controversial robodebt scheme will be tested in court as part of a new class action lawsuit that will argue the government’s use of an “imperfect computer algorithm” to issue debts is illegal. The class action, to be brought by Gordon Legal and announced by shadow services minister Bill Shorten in […]
  • Digital economy gets renewed focus
    The federal Industry department has quietly created a new Digital Economy and Technology division within AusIndustry, falling under deputy secretary Elizabeth Kelly. The renewed Industry focus on the digital economy comes nine months after the release of the government’s digital economy strategy – Australia’ s Tech Future – in December last year, and six...
  • Gig economy fight moves to UberEats
    The federal government needs to step up and stop the exploitation of Australian gig economy workers by global tech companies, the Transport Workers Union has said. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) on Monday morning launched a significant legal challenge against UberEats, another in a series of individual test cases aimed at challenging the common practice […]

ICBI33 Report

Report of key findings/learnings from the 2019 Conference prepared by Melbourne Innovation Centre staff member Francisco Fernandez who found the conference to be very valuable.

The 33rd International Conference on Business Incubation held in Minneapolis, Minnesota delivered sessions and discussions around the current trends, insights, and strategies to maximise the productivity of incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurs.

This report highlights the topics covered in the sessions which focused on food and agriculture, mentoring, and utilising the best practices for incubators and accelerators.

RSS News Briefs from Inside Small Business

An action plan to develop a world-leading tech startup ecosystem in Australia.

AABI General Assembly and EPiC

  • Background: Elevator Pitch Competition, “EPiC” in short, is a fun-filled international start-up event organised by HKSTP, the organizer of 2019 AABI General Assembly. In 2019, the finals of EPiC will be held on Nov 8 in Hong Kong as one of the 25th AABI General Assembly events.
  • To participate: Taking this opportunity, AABI Secretariat and HKSTP would like to invite AABI members to nominate outstanding incubatees in your corresponding regions to join this unique global start-up event. Please note that among all candidates, AABI Secretariat and HKSTP will conduct a preliminary selection and eventually nominate TEN of them to go directly into the finals of EPiC.

BIIA Membership

BIIA is a national organisation supporting professionals interested in business incubation and strategies that encourage innovation for industry and regions. Find out more about our network today.