Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Airwallex and University of Melbourne to forge Australia’s future tech leaders

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Airwallex has embarked on a partnership with the University of Melbourne, which will help build the next generation of Australian tech leaders. With a total investment from Airwallex of more than A$3m, the partnership is aimed at increasing access, exposure and career opportunities for tech students, and in turn, growing the pool of future tech talent in Australia.

Construction management platform PlanRadar launches in Australia

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PlanRadar, a digital field management platform for the construction industry, has launched in Australia. Since launching in Austria in 2013, it has experienced remarkable growth, increasing its revenue by 250% and extending its footprint to 65 countries in the past 18 months alone. PlanRadar’s success has been fueled by the industry’s demand for increasing efficiencies, data-driven digital project management and higher-quality, defect-free build completions. In Australia, it’s estimated that building defects currently cost the nation $2.5 billion every year.

Hub’s Flexi-Impact Membership program open for applications

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Want access to a complimentary 12-month membership with Hub Australia? Every year, Hub offers Flexi-Impact memberships to entrepreneurs or people part of a business working to make a positive difference to our community and environment. Applications are open to businesses who identify as non-profits, social enterprises, or B-Corporations, and we are encouraging applications from First Nations-led, women-led, and arts-based businesses. 

Pat Cummins and Sachin Tendulkar join ultimate cricket fan club Rario

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Rario, the first marketplace for officially certified digital cricket collectibles, announced its partnership with the captain of Australia in Test and ODI cricket, Pat Cummins to allow fans to own digital collectibles on Rario.com. Rario, a digital collectibles platform for cricket fans to collect and trade cricket NFTs (Non-fungible Tokens), also recently announced its partnership with legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who joins the platform as a strategic investor.

Two Australian tech companies join forces to take drones beyond horizon

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Australian Technology start-up Harvest Technology Group and Australian drone manufacturer Carbonix have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will allow the two Australian companies to deliver untethered “beyond horizon” drone operations.

AV1 opens new facility to house $1 million in equipment investment

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B Corp certified audio-visual production firm AV1, welcomes a new era with an investment of $1m in equipment upgrades and a move to a 1,287sqm premises at 64 Burrows Road, Sydney. The AV1 HQ sees AV1 investing in three key areas. Operations, Staff and Inventory. The facility has a dedicated space for rehearsal of live events, training capabilities, studios for content production and remote recordings, increased inventory storage for operational efficiencies, like pre-loading vehicles. AV1 has increased its inventory with the latest equipment including Barco vision switching systems, Sony cameras and advanced wireless communications systems, and the replenishment of digital audio equipment and lighting.

Australian small businesses optimistic about online sales growth in 2023

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Amid a gloomy economic outlook, 80% of Australian small businesses are forecasting online sales growth in the next 12 months, according to Sendle’s 2022 Small Business Survey. The annual survey from Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral parcel delivery service, Sendle, surveyed over 900 SMBs in Australia on their expectations and sentiments for 2023.

Energy efficiency is the best way to cut costs and reduce emissions now

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With businesses facing unprecedented pressure from the cost of energy and the urgency of climate change, a report from the Energy Efficiency Movement shows that improving industrial energy efficiency is the most effective way for a business to cut energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy Efficiency Movement is a global forum of around 200 firms sharing ideas, best practices and commitments to create a more energy-efficient world.

WiseTech founder Richard White acquires corporate KYC firm Kyckr

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Kyckr, the KYC company providing businesses with real-time data on prospective and existing clients and suppliers, has been acquired by Australian tech-entrepreneur and WiseTech Global Limited founder Richard White through his investment vehicle RealWise KYK AV Pty Ltd. Kyckr provides companies with legally-authoritative real-time access to aggregated corporate Know Your Customer (KYC/KYB) and Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) information from a pool of over 300 company registries and primary regulated sources around the world, enabling them to undertake real-time due diligence on over 120 million companies globally.

Nozomi Networks awarded for exceptional tech and cybersecurity

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Based on its recent analysis of the global operational technology cybersecurity industry, Frost & Sullivan recognises Nozomi Networks with the 2022 Technology Innovation Leadership Award for accelerating digital transformation of businesses and government organisations with advanced cybersecurity solutions specially designed for threat detection, asset visibility, and high-quality insights for operational technology (OT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) environments.