Thursday, December 1, 2022

Sparkup Studios named the winner of ASTN’s Open Innovation Challenge

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The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and Melbourne Renegades announced that Sparkup Studios has been selected as the winner of its “Pitch to the Renegades” Open Innovation Challenge. Sportstech startups got the chance to pitch ideas to the Melbourne Renegades as part of a new Open Innovation Pathway pilot program facilitated by ASTN.

Lenovo to showcase how smarter tech is empowering a changing world

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On October 18, 2022, Lenovo will host its annual innovation event, Tech World, for the eighth consecutive year. This year’s virtual event will showcase how Lenovo's smarter technology is empowering people everywhere to change their world for the better. Lenovo will explore what’s next in our world, from the evolution of physical and virtual collaboration across users, spaces and devices, to how data creation is fueling the demand for computing everywhere.

The Tokushima Prefectural Govt casts online forum on ethical consumption

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The Consumer Policy Department of the Tokushima Prefectural Govt is promoting initiatives for consumer administration and education in cooperation with the Consumer Affairs Agency’s Strategic Headquarters for Frontiers of Consumer Policy, an agency established in Tokushima Prefecture as Japan's hub for policy development and international operations.

LaunchVic’s latest CivVic Labs challenge to ignite energytech ideas

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A new partnership between LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup agency, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will see startups apply innovative thinking to some of the state's most pressing energy challenges. Ten participants will be selected to undertake the six-week CivVic Labs program where they will receive $15,000 each to co-design and test their solutions with energy policy experts.

HCL and UpLink open applications for Aquapreneur Innovation Initiative

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HCL, a global conglomerate and UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum, announced that applications have opened for the Global Freshwater Innovation Challenge. This is the first out of five Challenges of the HCL and UpLink’s Aquapreneur Innovation Initiative, a programme to source innovative solutions to conserve and restore freshwater ecosystems, from ‘aquapreneurs’ (water focused entrepreneurs).

Dynamic work company Smartsheet casts its enhanced channel program

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Smartsheet, the enterprise platform for dynamic work, shared how channel partners can unlock more through the Smartsheet Aligned program starting in February 2023. During the 2022 Global Partner Summit, the firm unveiled the program structure, which will recognize and reward over 800 global partners with tailored benefits allowing them to differentiate their value-add and promote the extensive investments they have made in Smartsheet.

Abu Dhabi picked to host the second Investopia annual conference in 2023

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Abu Dhabi will host the second Investopia annual conference on 1 - 2 March 2023, under the theme ‘envisioning opportunities in times of change’, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED). Investopia 2023 date has been announced by H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, during a business session, attended by Investopia partners, senior officials, and CEOs from public and private sectors.

Haileybury’s program to fast-track innovation and future-ready skills

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With jobs of the future demanding the next generation to be more innovative, critical and creative thinkers, Australia’s leading school Haileybury is taking action to equip their students with entrepreneurial and job-ready skills. It has launched its exciting new program, Haileybury Enterprise Academy, in collaboration with HEX (startwithhex.com) – a Melbourne-based, award-winning education tech firm that provides innovation and entrepreneurship courses.

Aussie stars Stephen Curry, Michala Banas step up for kidney health

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Two of Australia’s favourite personalities, comedian Stephen Curry and actor Michala Banas, have united to raise awareness for kidney health disease – and their crusade is personal. Michala and Stephen have developed light-hearted but important videos promoting kidney health to encourage Aussies to put on their red socks and sign up for the Red Sock Run this October to combat kidney disease. Michala almost lost her life when she was six years with an illness that required surgery to remove most of her left kidney in a life-saving operation.

Kaohsiung smart harbors forum launched to foster global tie-ups

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The southern city of Kaohsiung, known as the Maritime Capital and the Harbor Capital of Taiwan, serves as the best base for Taiwan to venture into marine technology. In recent years, with time evolution and industrial changes, the City Govt has been striving to promote the transformation of the Port of Kaohsiung from an industrial harbor to a people-oriented hub, while implementing strategic intelligence solutions in the advanced semiconductor industry and 5G-enabled applications and services with the aim of meeting the needs of future industrial transformation and achieving tech leadership in various fields.