Tag: innovation

Transport & Logistics

What rail innovations will be featured at this year’s NZ Rail Conference?

New Zealand’s transport sector is preparing for a period of rapid technological change as it strives to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth and provide better connectivity throughout the country. The NZ Rail Conference 2018 – 14-15 June in Auckland - aims to help rail operators get a foothold on this change, curating and showcasing some…

7 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Healthcare

Occupational Health & Safety

Technology

What healthcare solutions does Australia really need?

In the context of future Australian healthcare, it is important that healthcare innovators don’t simply come up with solutions they think are good for problems they think exist. This is the thinking behind icare’s approach to stimulating and facilitating innovation in healthcare. icare is the NSW government’s insurance and care provider, catering for more than…

3 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Urban planning and the university masterplan

Planning university campuses in the 21st century is an intensive exercise in innovation and Curtin University’s Greater Curtin Plan, which attracted the largest ever Smart Cities grant from federal government, is a high-definition example. Located in Perth’s middle suburbia, Curtin aims to serve not only its students, but the region in general, by acting as…

27 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Technology

Innovate Health Speaker Spotlight: Bronwyn Le Grice, ANDHealth

We’re so delighted to welcome ANDHealth on board as a supporting partner of INNOVATE HEALTH this year! Like us, this awesome team is committed to connecting the digital health ecosystem in Australia and promoting innovation across the industry. This week, we spoke to ANDHealth’s powerhouse female founder & MD, Bronwyn Le Grice about ANDHealth’s purpose,…

9 Mar 2018, by Frankie Brewer

Healthcare

Technology

Opting In to Innovate Health

Welcome to our Insights pages for INNOVATE HEALTH! As we launch this exciting event, we’re keen to offer this as a platform for featuring speaker profiles, discussing new research and industry reports, showcasing the latest and greatest innovations and giving voice to key questions and concerns among the industry. This is certainly a big year…

9 Feb 2018, by Frankie Brewer

Education

Leadership & Communication

Technology

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Social Policy

Technology

Transport & Logistics

Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Technology

Australian “internet of things” energy company Wattwatchers has raised $2M for innovation start-up

Australian “internet of things” energy company Wattwatchers has raised $2 million towards its mission to put home and business electricity data back in the hands of consumers, allowing them to cut costs and better match solar and storage to their energy needs.   The NSW-based company said on Wednesday that it had received a $2…

4 May 2017, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Innovative approach for LRT and Tramway Management

Just one month to go until executives from across the light rail industry meet on the Gold Coast for the Australasian Railway Association’s Light Rail 2017 Conference and Exhibition. The Light Rail industry in Australia is continuing its renaissance. From the successful launch and now stage two development of Queensland’s Glink, to the ongoing CBD…

20 Jan 2017, by Niamh Horan

Leadership & Communication

Innovation in Retail – How Stylerunner are Disrupting the Industry

Hefty competition from overseas players and a turbulent economic climate, mean that Australian retailers are having to fight harder than ever before to achieve targeted rates of sales growth. With this in mind, Australian sportswear curator Stylerunner have certainly been packing a few punches recently, with a number of inspiring and innovative PR ventures. Stylerunner,…

13 Sep 2016, by Informa Australia

Education

The battle for betterment: Is STEM really taking over the arts?

In an age defined by technology and shaped by global competition, it’s true that we need more children and teenagers gaining an interest in STEM fields (for those who may not know, STEM subjects are science, technology, engineering, and maths). However, this idea has come under fire recently, as a well-known Washington Post columnist has…

8 Apr 2015, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

The importance of innovation – Birth of Laing O’Rourke’s Engineering Excellence Group

Innovation plays a vital part in moving Australian rail forward. The Engineering Excellence Group created by Laing O’Rourke is an example that our industry recognises the importance of innovation, and is doing what we can to actively support the rail sector. Stephen Pascall, Rail Sector Lead Australia Hub at Laing O'Rourke joined us in the…

23 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia