RSS News Briefs from InnovationAUS

  • Face recognition hearing cancelled
    A public hearing into the federal government’s highly controversial facial recognition database plans has been cancelled at the last minute. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) is currently conducting an inquiry into two government bills centred on the creation of a national biometrics database with data provided by state and territory governments,...
  • Dutton pledge to ‘call out’ China
    The Australian government has a “right to call out” China on cybersecurity attacks and intellectual property theft, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said. Mr Dutton launched a scathing attack on China late last week, labelling the Communist Party of China’s values and policies as “inconsistent” with Australia’s, and threatening...
  • Are govt grants stifling film sector?
    There has been a tectonic shift in the $200 billion global film industry and it is not being talked about. Digitisation has created three waves of transformational change for the film industry:  The cost of filmmaking and editing has fallen dramatically.\ The cost of distributing content has collapsed. It has led to the emergence of […]

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

  • If cash is king, why have so many SMEs become its pawn?
    Large copmanies extend payment times to their small-business suppliers to shore up their own cash reserves, putting huge pressure on the SME sector. The post If cash is king, why have so many SMEs become its pawn? appeared first on Inside Small Business.
  • Why monthly is better than weekly in inventory forecasting
    For many products, the benefits of weekly forecasting are largely insignificant and do not warrant the extra effort doing it weekly entails. The post Why monthly is better than weekly in inventory forecasting appeared first on 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.