The annual Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs) acknowledge those who excel in making the Internet a more inclusive, accessible and safe place. Now in its 7th year, the ANZIAs celebrate the achievements of organisations, businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to the development and use of the Internet in Australia and New Zealand. For the first time this year, people can nominate another organisation for the positive contribution that its online initiative or presence has made to the Internet. The six ANZIA categories are: Diversity Innovation...Read more
Lauren Edmonds News Factory new media installation.
Entries in the prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015 New Media category are now open, offering prizes valued at $10,000. Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media category was a national award open to any Australian resident working within any new media medium. “Artworks such as digital photography, video, street art, animation and projection with a focus on innovative digital technologies are eligible for the New Media prize,” she said. “With a total prize pool of $10,000 the Art Prize is a fantastic launching pad for new media...Read more
The Connected Continent II digital economy report 2015
Australia's digital economy is valued at $79 billion (or 5.1%) of gross domestic product (GDP), larger than the traditional industries of agriculture, transport and retail, according to The Connected Continent II report by Deloitte Access Economics . The report, which analyses how the internet is transforming the Australian economy, says the digital economy is growing in significance and is 50% larger in real terms than the 2011 estimate. “Today, digital technology including cloud platforms, smart hand-held devices and social networks are the new beachheads of the sweeping impact of the...Read more
Technology Choice Program
NBN Co has launched its Technology Choice Program which provides new options for individuals, local governments and communities who wish to apply for a change to their National Broadband Network (NBN) infrastructure. It provides an opportunity for eligible applicants to select an alternate technology solution by paying the incremental cost of the change. This policy replaces the previous Network Extension policy which was launched in July 2012. The current rollout is expected to meet the bandwidth needs of the majority of broadband users. However, if some individuals or communities have...Read more
CoreEd Showcase
CoreEd is offering Sunshine Coast youth the opportunity to become the creators of tomorrow’s technology. The new program offers middle school students the chance to use technology to interact, create, innovate and solve real world challenges. “For most people, the digital revolution hasn't even started. CoreEd teaches our kids today the skills they’ll need for the 21st century,” said Craig Josic, co-founder of The Core. CoreEd is hosting an inspirational and transformative event to showcase this original project on 28 March at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s (USC) Engage Research Lab...Read more
Michael Ossipoff, Director Capability and Innovation at Telstra, addressed a capacity crowd at the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry Better Business Breakfast on 6 March. Michael shared his insight into the major trends for business: the customer is the centre of everything you do consumers are increasingly connected so ensure your business provides a quality online experience plan for the future and operate in the way your customers think.Read more
Automatic Road analyser vehicle
If you see a strange hi-tech van driving the streets of Noosa over the next couple of weeks, it’s not a Google car or Ghostbusters van, but a state-of-the-art vehicle that Noosa Council is using to record the condition of sealed roads. Bryan O’Connor, Council’s Asset Planning Coordinator, said council was using the Automatic Road Analyser (ARAN) vehicle to collect valuable data on the condition of local roads. “The vehicle uses military-designed systems and specialist equipment including a high precision GPS with digital video and a laser measurement system to log road condition data,” Mr O’...Read more
Hills Young Innovator of the Year awards 2015
Are you under 25 or know someone who is? Do you have big ideas? Are you an innovator of the future? If so, nominate for the Hills Young Innovator of the Year Award! Hills is searching the country for people who: Have innovative ideas for Cloud, mobile and big data Have an idea for a new security or healthcare solution Would like their innovation to be showcased Could use $5,000 to help their idea to market The Hills Young Innovator of the Year award aims to showcase the skills and ideas of the innovators of the future; placing them on a national stage and in front of the country’s most sought...Read more