Sunday, August 14, 2022

Alliance Pharma expands early phase bioanalytical services into Australia

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Alliance Pharma (Alliance), a bioanalytical and CMC testing services firm in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, announced they will be opening a bioanalytical laboratory, Alliance Pharma Pty, Ltd., in Brisbane, Australia. The 20,000-square-foot purpose-built facility supporting preclinical and clinical testing will be fully operational in November 2022.

LaunchVic’s new 30X30 program backs the next wave of tech unicorns

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Nine of Victoria’s emerging startups have been selected to participate in 30X30, LaunchVic’s new program that is on a mission to see 30 Victorian startups reach unicorn status by 2030. Supported by mentors who have scaled the HR, Operations or Finance functions at top startups like Atlassian, Canva, Bumble and SafetyCulture, the program is helping Victorian scaleups build world-class back-office operations to contend with massive growth.

Inflation outstrips rental growth for more than a decade, finds new study

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Research has found that rents have grown at only half the rate of inflation for over a decade – even after allowing for the past year’s rent increases and the current inflation spikes. Ongoing anti-investor sentiment is set to deepen the rental crisis, too, according to experts.

Delivery choice to fuel eCommerce and retail industry growth, finds study

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Research by HUBBED has revealed the retail and eCommerce industry is exposing itself to substantial loss in online sales due to a divide between consumer delivery expectations. Australians’ increasing appetite for online sales saw nearly $56bn in online retail over the last 12 months to May, which accounts for 14.7% of the nation’s total retail trade estimate.

Businesses are doomed to fail when they stop asking the question, why?

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It’s important to ask questions like ‘Why do I offer my consulting services?’, ‘Why is my product sustainable and recycled?’, or ‘Why is this business important to me?’. That is because the answer to those questions is what can set you apart from the competition in the eyes of your employees and customers. Today, Australians are more considered and conscientious in the businesses and brands they choose to interact with than ever before.

Uptake of hospitality tech helps family owned eateries survive post COVID

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During the COVID-19 lockdowns many restaurants survived largely due to government support and online ordering, but now that life is ‘back to normal’ who is helping keep their doors open? With locals saving up to travel abroad, rapid inflation, rising costs, food shortages, empty city offices and a lack of staff, the pandemic challenges are far from over.

Tech consulting firm Wipro launches Aussie cybersecurity consulting arm

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Wipro Limited, a technology services and consulting company, announced the launch of Wipro Shelde Australia, a sovereign cybersecurity offering for the Australian government and critical infrastructure industries, to help navigate the cyber threat landscape. Wipro acquired Ampion in 2021 and in integrating its two businesses – Shelde and Revolution IT – into Wipro, it gained access to specialist Australian cybersecurity, DevOps and engineering capabilities.

LifeWorks reaches agreement with Cover-More to acquire Benestar

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LifeWorks, a provider of comprehensive mental health, digital and in-person total wellbeing solutions, announced an agreement with Cover-More Group to acquire Benestar, a top employee assistance program (EAP) and workplace wellbeing provider in Australia and New Zealand. Benestar is wholly owned by Cover-More, a company of Zurich Insurance Group.

Aussie digital real estate marketing firm Little Hinges launches overseas

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Matterport partners around the world can now access free, “game-changing” virtual tours data with the launch of Little Hinges’ insights platform. The southern hemisphere’s largest and fastest growing Matterport partner, Little Hinges, launched a world-first, live insights platform, free to Matterport customers. Previously only available to Little Hinges clients, the platform offers “game-changing” data and insights to Matterport’s 500,000+ subscribers globally.

Australian reality studio Monkeystack wins big at Los Angeles Film Awards

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Monkeystack, a game design and animation studio in Adelaide, South Australia, picked up a win in the Best Virtual Reality category at the monthly Los Angeles Film Awards last month. The studio won for its work on Thin Ice VR, a 23-minute documentary. The film follows Tim Jarvis as he retraces the coast-to-coast journey of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.