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Business Innovation Challenge Sparks New Collaboration

Business Innovation Challenge Sparks New Collaboration

Macquarie University, Western Sydney University and CSIRO are uniting to deliver the Innovation Districts C19 R&D Challenges (IDC), designed to accelerate businesses working for a better future post-COVID-19. The IDC project is a $3 million investment by the NSW Government in the state’s innovation ecosystem to fast-track products and services that address pandemic-induced challenges in our..
Yohei Konaka takes the reigns of Konica Minolta Australia

Yohei Konaka takes the reigns of Konica Minolta Australia

Yohei Konaka has now officially taken on the role of managing director of Konica Minolta Australia effective immediately, following a delay in his official appointment due to COVID-19. Over the past six months, Yohei Konaka has been working remotely with outgoing managing director Dr David Cooke and the executive team. He has been using this..
Premier tasks Greater Sydney Commission to accelerate Macquarie Park Innovation District as key economic precint

Premier tasks Greater Sydney Commission to accelerate Macquarie Park Innovation District as key economic precint

The Greater Sydney Commission, the independent NSW Government agency leading strategic metropolitan planning, has been tasked by the Premier to lead the accelerated delivery of key economic and innovation precincts across Greater Sydney. Chief Commissioner, Geoff Roberts AM, said today the four key precincts are: Macquarie Park Innovation District Technology Precinct, from Central to Eveleigh,..
Meet the crew radically rethinking performance management

Meet the crew radically rethinking performance management

“Our vision is for work to become more human and engaging, a place where people thrive and are excited to turn up to each day. We’re enabling that shift.” Know that sinking feeling when annual performance review time comes around? Whether your version is a dull ticking-the-box process, an uncomfortable one-sided conversation, or somewhere in..
The Business of Ending Modern Slavery

The Business of Ending Modern Slavery

Globally, modern slavery impacts nearly  46 million people. While for many this invokes images of crowded fashion industry sweatshops, the real picture is far more pervasive – touching every industry, and almost every supply chain. And in Australia, conservative estimates suggest 15,000 people are living and working in slave-like conditions. While the Australian Institute of..
A Centre for Medical Innovation

A Centre for Medical Innovation

Australia may be a world leader in the MedTech sector due to its vibrant research environment but NSW’s capacity in the field is outstanding with the state being home to the largest medical technology sector in Australia, with 37% of the nation’s MedTech companies in the state. The world’s first electronic heart pacemaker, bionic ear..
It’s official: tough economic times ahead

It’s official: tough economic times ahead

The Lighthouse is the original source of this article. The Government’s announcement that JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments will continue in reduced form beyond September will be welcome news to thousands of Australians relying on them, although the reductions will mean financial hardship for many. It is useful to remember just how extraordinary this decision is...
Please explain: What is cabin fever?

Please explain: What is cabin fever?

The Lighthouse is the original source of this article. What are the impacts of being stuck in a confined space for weeks on end? Macquarie Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carly Johnco explains.  Cabin fever, or going stir crazy as it is sometimes called, can occur when people are confined, usually to small..