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  • Govt to refund $700m in robodebts
    The federal government will refund nearly 500,000 robodebts worth more than $700 million after admitting significant elements of the scheme were unlawful. In a taking out the trash announcement on Friday afternoon, Government Services Minister Stuart Robert announced that 470,000 debts raised through the controversial robodebt scheme would be refunded, worth $721 million. These debts... […]
  • AusBiotech sector locked out of COVID response
    Crucial research and thousands of jobs are at risk because the Australian biotech industry has been largely locked out of the federal government’s COVID-19 support efforts, according to AusBiotech. In a submission to the senate committee investigating the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the biotech industry group said the eligibility criteria for the wage... […]
  • Michael Biercuk on deep tech policy
    Michael Biercuk sits at the centre of a bunch of areas of strategic national interest as a quantum physicist at the University of Sydney and as the founder/CEO at the VC-funded quantum startup Q-CTRL. Prof Biercuk has a view on many things, but probably none more so than on what role the government can play... […]

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

  • Q&A: Oiling the wheels of social enterprise
    How two girls are promoting the healing and nutrition properties of Argan oil and, in so doing, are helping the communities from which the oil is sourced. The post Q&A: Oiling the wheels of social enterprise appeared first on Inside Small Business.
  • The bushfires: the sustenance of the relief effort
    The Cann River community - and everyone sent in to save them from the bushfires - were fed and watered throughout the crisis by the local cafe. The post The bushfires: the sustenance of the relief effort 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.

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