Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Inaugural Future Technology Program to address supply chain problems

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KPMG Australia and Stone & Chalk Group announced the first Future Technology Program cohort, which aims to supercharge the growth of homegrown Australian startups building supply chain solutions. Recipients will receive a personalised support program to help their businesses rapidly grow and scale. In Australia, 75% of businesses experienced significant supply chain disruptions over the past year, according to internal KPMG research.

FIS challenges startups to pitch bold ideas in first APAC fintech competition

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Global financial technology leader FIS® (NYSE: FIS) announced the expansion of its annual InnovateIN48 fintech competition to include early-stage fintech startups in the APAC region. Originally an employee-based innovation competition in 2013, FIS expanded the InnovateIN48 program to students in 2021. InnovateIN48-Partner Edition is the first time the company has hosted an ideation competition for startups in the Asia Pacific region.

Top student inventors revealed in SAP’s Young ICT Explorers contest

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Australia’s most innovative student inventors have been revealed, with the winners of SAP SE’s Young ICT Explorers competition announced. Young ICT Explorers is Australia’s largest innovation and tech initiative for primary and high school students, with over 10,000 students from over 900 schools taking part in the nationwide competition the last 13 years.

Bentley Systems announces the 2022 winners for its annual awards program

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Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software firm, announced the winners of the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The awards honor the work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations across the globe. Finalists presented their projects at the 2022 Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards event in London before global press and 11 independent jury panels. The jurors determined the winners of the 12 award categories from 36 finalists that were shortlisted from over nearly 300 nominations submitted by more than 180 organizations from 47 countries.

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. 

China cyber espionage expert to host ‘cyber war games’ in Australia

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Nozomi Networks Inc. announced it will host a virtual cyber war games event to bring together Australia’s best cyber talent and stop cybercriminals aiming to take down a key piece of national critical infrastructure. Operation Cyber Crisis will comprise two increasingly difficult cyber threat scenarios targeted against industrial systems and critical infrastructure.

Veritonic announces the second annual Audio Intelligence Summit

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Veritonic, the comprehensive audio research and analytics platform, announced the second annual Audio Intelligence Summit. The summit will gather industry-leading brands, agencies, and publishers to dive deep into the data and analytics that are driving successful podcasting strategies. The event will take place at Second Floor in New York on February 15, 2023.

Pax8 announces inaugural annual global partner event Beyond 2023

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Pax8, the global cloud commerce marketplace, announced its first annual partner conference, Beyond 2023. Based on the theme, “One Community, Infinite Innovation,” the inaugural event will be held on June 11-13, 2023, at the Gaylord Rockies Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Over 1000 IT service providers, vendors, and media are expected to attend worldwide.

HKSTP Elevator Pitch Competition 2023 invites global innovators to join

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Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) kicked off its seventh global Elevator Pitch Competition 2023 (EPiC 2023), by inviting tech startups around the world to enter one of the largest elevator pitch events in Hong Kong. HKSTP will shortlist the top 50 semi-finalists as contestants to deliver a 60-second elevator pitch to international investors and corporate partners at the EPiC 2023 event which will be held in Hong Kong in April 2023.

The City of Newcastle and University of Newcastle launch the Landing Pad

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The country’s fastest growing gateway city is inviting entrepreneurs and professionals to join its thriving innovators’ hub, as part of its on-going transformation to a diverse, sophisticated economy.  The City of Newcastle is offering domestic and international innovators a three-month free membership to the Landing Pad within the University of Newcastle’s I2N hub.