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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..
We are members of MIT REAP: Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program

We are members of MIT REAP: Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program

As Macquarie Park transitions from traditional business park to a true innovation ecosystem, its leadership team is learning from – and strategising with – world leaders in innovation science through Boston’s MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP). The two-year program is a purpose-built framework for developing an innovation district, and will result in the acceleration..
COVID-19

COVID-19

As we emerge from the grip of COVID-19, MPID continues to pioneer new ways to innovate, do business and protect the wellbeing of the people who make our community Australia’s innovation capital. In our thriving business community, leaders in technology have adopted new ways to stay productive, leading the way in implementing crisis plans that..
Clean sweep of Stanford scholarships for Macquarie tech innovators

Clean sweep of Stanford scholarships for Macquarie tech innovators

With two separate teams in this year’s CSIRO ON Accelerate cohort, Macquarie is building quite the reputation for being a hothouse for tech innovation with impact. This was cemented with the awarding of both of the program’s inaugural Stanford University scholarships to innovators from Macquarie. Congratulations to the following staff members, who both receive $30,000..
Please explain: What’s behind the brawl over our borders?

Please explain: What’s behind the brawl over our borders?

The Lighthouse is the original source of the article. As Australia’s premiers skirmish over the re-opening of state borders, Dr Andrew Burridge, a Lecturer in Macquarie University’s Department of Geography and Planning, explains why we have these borders in the first place – and why they make us fight.  State and federal politics has always..
Planning for Recovery: City of Sydney Covid-19 Response

Planning for Recovery: City of Sydney Covid-19 Response

The Australian Federal Government has delivered the three-phase ‘Road Map’, with some relaxing of the restrictions in NSW. City Recovery Plan – Community & Business Survey As the state cautiously enters into a recovery period, the City has launched a survey targeted at residents and businesses across the retail, hospitality, tourism, tech, international education, sustainability,..