The Broadband Today Alliance (BTA) has released a White Paper “What makes a Smart Community” which describes the building blocks required for digital service delivery, based on the three elements of Smart Infrastructure, Smart Capacity and Smart Innovation. According to the White Paper, the ability of communities to turn to digital technology to create high quality employment, increase community participation and make themselves great places to live, work, start a business and prosper in the future is vital. BTA President Michael Whereat said Smart Communities were cities and regions which...Read more
The G20 Global Business Challenge (G20 GBC) is a global business competition leveraging the talent from the world’s top graduate schools in collaboration with industry and the research community. The challenge for 2014 is to develop innovative solutions to use, recycle and/or manage water to achieve beneficial large scale impact. Competing teams will face off over two rounds to progress to the finals to be held in Brisbane as a lead up to the G20 Leaders Summit. Round 1 is a virtual round - open to any team of postgraduate students from both business and technical disciplines - where they...Read more
PwC research shows that an ecosystem based on innovation and digital technologies has the potential to increase Australia's productivity and raise GDP by $37 billion in 2024. The report, 'Expanding Australia's Economy – How digital change can drive the change', examines the current state of the Australian economy, identify areas for potential growth and evaluate our international counterparts to understand how we can grow our nation through innovation and Digital Change. Download the reportRead more
The Commission of Audit Report ’s recommendations have spotted an opportunity for government departments to completely overhaul the way they manage and share data – and cloud computing is being put at the forefront. Two of the recommendations in the report have focused on digital innovation. Number 62 suggests governments should boost the number of electronic services, as these are “often preferred by citizens, businesses and other government customers”. Recommendation 63 notes cloud is reducing costs by allowing data share among users, and says adoption should increase by introducing a...Read more
Care providers from around Australia are taking their technological futures out of the hands of the governments and software developers, and recreating their own ICT destinies through a series of collaborative regional efforts. More than 100 aged care, technology, health and community services innovators will come together to network and discuss regional technological solutions at the inaugural Make HASTE (Health & Age Services Technology Ecosystem) Expo on Monday 19 May at the Caloundra Events Centre. The Expo will build awareness, capacity and access to technology innovations,...Read more
The Core's challenge to Minecarft gamers to use their imagination to generate ideas for the redevelopment of the Coast's new central business district has not gone unnoticed by one of Australias biggest newspapers Orignal Story - http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/ minecraft-challenge-to- redesign-part-of-maroochydore- on-queenslands-sunshine-coast- 20140502-zr382.htmlRead more
Entries are open for the inaugural Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014 New Media category, presented by Analogue Digital and the University of the Sunshine Coast with prizes valued at $12,500. This exciting New Media category is open to any emerging artist aged 15-30 years, in the first five years of their practice, residing in the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area. The New Media category entries close on 11 August, with an application fee of $20 for any two dimensional new media artwork including photography, video, animation and projection with an emphasis on innovative digital technologies...Read more