Thought Pieces

Australia’s economic future lies in making innovation a national priority

Monday, 16 November 2015

By Martin Callinan

The Age

It’s all very well talking about innovation but we’re not doing much to catch up with countries that understand why science and technology matters. Read the article!

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Tech Diversity: Accelerators Go After Women, Underrepresented Minorities For New Startup Ideas

Monday, 16 November 2015

By Salvador Rodriguez

International Business Times

Accelerators focused on entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups, such as women and minorities, have begun to spring up across the tech industry. Above, an entrepreneur from the accelerator Startupbootcamp, which this month launched a program in Miami focused on entrepreneurs helping underserved communities with tech healthcare startups. Read the article! 

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Disrupting Today’s Healthcare System

Thursday, 12 November 2015

By Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis Blog

This week in San Diego, Singularity University is holding its Exponential Medicine Conference, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today’s broken healthcare system. Healthcare today is reactive, retrospective, bureaucratic and expensive. It’s sick care, not healthcare. This blog is about why the $3 trillion healthcare system is broken and how we are going to fix it. Read the article!

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Ray Kurzweil: We’ll Become Godlike When We Connect Our Brains to The Cloud

Monday, 9 November 2015

by Ray Kurzweil

Creative Innovation Global speaker and Futurist Ray Kurzweil speaks at Singularity University about humans becoming more “godlike.” Read more

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Australia falling behind on entrepreneurs and innovation, new report finds

Monday, 2 November 2015

by Jane Lee

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia lags behind other countries on innovation, with universities failing to encourage students and academics to become entrepreneurs, a new report has found.

The report, Boosting High-Impact Entrepreneurship In Australia, found while Australia was in the world’s top one per cent of cited research papers on science, technology, engineering and maths, it ranked 72nd for “innovation efficiency” on the Global Innovation Index this year.

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Full speed ahead: How the driverless car could transform cities

Friday, 14 August 2015

by Matthew Claudel and Carlo Ratti

McKinsey & Company

Self-driving cars are not just about a hands-free driving experience. Their emergence points to an urban transformation that will change the way people navigate, access information, and interact with one another. Read the article

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