The deadline for entry in The Australian Innovation Challenge awards has been extended until 11 August. The awards, now in their fourth year, are helping to drive breakthroughs to commercialisation or adoption. This year, there is a Young Innovators category open to students under the age of 21 and carries a $5000 cash prize. Details of the awards, online entry form, category definitions, judging criteria, entry procedure, rules and stories on past winners, are available on the awards website . The five professional categories open to specialists (including scientists, engineers,...Read more
THE stories of some of the Coast's colourful local identities have been captured in short digital stories as part of Sunshine Coast Council's 160 Characters project. Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay says 160 Characters shines the spotlight on the region's special characters of the past and present. "The 160 Characters project merges new technologies with the Coast's intangible heritage - using the visual format of the popular short film to capture the stories of places, people and communities." Read the full article in the Sunshine Coast Daily. Council has partnered in...Read more
Sunshine Coast-based business The Training Collective has been announced as one of 29 finalists in the 2014 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs) which recognise organisations, businesses and individuals who excel in delivering accessible, innovative, informative and secure resources to a diverse and wide community on the internet. The Training Collective’s Get Up To Speed program will go up against iiNET, The Deaf Society of NSW and the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Cybersmart Program in the Access and Digital Skills category of the ANZIAs, with winners...Read more
Digital literacy is the new financial literacy, according to ICT Woman of the Year Yvette Adams who is offering five scholarships to her successful Get Up To Speed program. More than 650 people from around Australia and New Zealand have already completed the 12-week online program, but this is the first time scholarships have been offered to help people increase their digital skills. “Whether you are a parent wanting to keep up with your children and their use of technology, a professional wanting to ensure your skills stay current and employable, you want to start an online business or are...Read more
Global online technology giant Google is offering Australian Not for Profits a share in $2 million in grants to turn their technology-driven ideas into reality. Google’s Impact Challenge Australia will offer the four winning submissions mentoring and technical support from Google employees and $A500,000 grant funding to help bring their project to life. Applications are open for Not for Profits with DGR status who can apply online here . Google says it will announce 10 finalists in October. Australians will then be invited to learn more about the top 10 finalists and cast a vote for their...Read more