Digital Evolution Index
Most Western and Northern European countries, Australia, and Japan have been Stalling Out, according to the Digital Evolution Index which identifies how a group of countries stack up against each other in terms of readiness for a digital economy. The only way these countries can jump-start their recovery is to redouble on innovation and continue to seek markets beyond domestic borders. The Digital Evolution Index (DEI) developed by the Fletcher School at Tufts University is derived from four broad drivers: supply-side factors (including access, fulfillment, and transactions infrastructure)...Read more
Liberated Work white paper results
Liberated Work explores the changing dynamics of the workforce, and how organisations and property groups can proactively address these opportunities. The white paper draws on first-hand experience from Hub Australia and CoActiv8 clients, and shares the results of the first national Hub impact survey and Smart Work Week. Liberated Work covers: How individuals are embracing new ways of working The impact of Liberated Work on staff and companies How property groups are addressing new workplace demands Brisbane Liberated Works results launch Thursday, 19 March 2015 Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm Venue...Read more
crowd-sourced equity funding
Australia should have a more flexible framework for crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF) that enables micro-businesses and entrepreneurs to compete globally without being disadvantaged. In its submission to the Federal Government’s discussion paper of potential CSEF models , Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast said the existing regulatory framework was not flexible enough for small start-ups and entrepreneurs to access necessary funding. “Based on feedback received by RDA Sunshine Coast there is a need for CSEF to be available to the broader business sector however small...Read more
Get up to speed scholarship program 2015
The Training Collective is offering five scholarships to its successful Get up to Speed online program designed to improve people's digital skills. The 12-week program covers topics such as social media, search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising, selling online, website design and development, and email marketing. More than 700 people from across Australia and New Zealand have already participated in this program and gained essential digital skills and awareness. The scholarships are available to one person in each category: Student – Must be currently studying at a tertiary...Read more
CeBit Expo 2015
Sunshine Coast Council is seeking Expressions (EOI) of Interest from local businesses who would like to attend the CeBIT Conference in 2015. As part of the Knowledge and Professional Services Industry and Investment Plan, Council is preparing to coordinate a delegation to CeBIT Conference to be held at Sydney Olympic Park from 5-7 May 2015. Council is ideally looking for 5-10 businesses to participate before committing to proceed. EOIs close on 28 February at COB. Costs: Participants will need to cover their own costs for flights and accommodation and access to CeBIT. Based on numbers council...Read more