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Accelerating R&D in NSW
To accelerate ideas, it is vital to build a dynamic R&D ecosystem for driving innovation, future economic growth and sustainable jobs.The NSW Government is responding to these challenges.The Action Plan for Accelerating R&D has been established for NSW to become a national leader and global contributor in the translation and commercialisation of research.The Advisory Council recommended five Priority Actions:1) Launch a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program2) Boost open data3) Turbocharge precincts4) Target strategic support for NSW universities5) Establish a funded online R&D matchmaking platformIdeaSpies is an open innovation platform for clever ideas, new discoveries and original thinkers.  A place where people, industries and governments can inspire action.We are excited to bring new opportunities, collaborate and connect with education & universities and business and industry working together on R&D.
16 April 2021 by Madeline Cunn...

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TRANSFORMATION | How Luxembourg uses PPPs as part of its economic transformation toolkit
Governments around the world are transforming economies to remain competitive. At a recent Centre for Institutional Investors Chairs and CEOs Forum in Melbourne, Pierre Gramegna, Minister for Finance in the Government of Luxembourg spoke about the approach taken by the Government of Luxembourg and Warrick Cramer shared his experience in establishing the Vodafone Innovation Centre in Luxembourg as a PPP with the Government of Luxembourg. ...The Minister discusses the approach taken to transform their economy > https://youtu.be/aKUNC3kWORQ...FULL INTERVIEW > https://youtu.be/FeF2DQWvI2k ...READ >  
16 April 2021 by Maria MacNama...

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RePlated Ending Single Use Takeaway Containers
We know single use plastics contribute to pollution. 8 million tonnes of plastic waste leaking into the ocean each year, with only 9% of the world’s plastic being recycled. Other than the shame of too many takeaways instead of healthy homemade meals, is the shame of too many plastic takeaway containers you are left with. An avalanche of plastic containers threatening to fall out every time you open the cabinet door…RePlated has the solution. RePlated wants to make single-use history with their thoughtfully designed reusable takeaway food container systems, made locally in Sydney with PET glass. https://www.replated.co/
15 April 2021 by Bradley Delam...

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What are chatbots and how do chatbots work? Check the complete guide.
If you’ve ever landed on a website, you’re probably familiar with that icon in the bottom corner of your screen. Sometimes it flashes, sometimes it dings.However, if you were to return to the website, you can always rely on it to greet you with a “how can I help you today?”This greeting is the catalyst of many customer-brand relationships, thanks to the website chatbot.Chatbots are one of the most powerful tools a business can use. When used well, it creates connections and it helps customers out.We hope you enjoy this guide to chatbots!Read more here: https://www.engati.com/blog/what-are-chatbots
15 April 2021 by Nina McPherso...

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COMMUNITY | Meet Innovation Bay
Ian Gardiner and the team at Innovation Bay have created a community for entrepreneurs, investors, ecosystems and enthusiasts. There is a brilliant series of events and a #goto Podcast that provides a weekly deep dive into the Australian and New Zealand tech ecosystem. MORE > https://innovationbay.com/podcast/
15 April 2021 by Maria MacNama...

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How AI and ML Are Evolving Digital Transformation?
What is meant by AI and ML?Although artificial intelligence and machine learning are terms that are being used very frequently, they are often misunderstood.Simply put, artificial intelligence is a broader term and focuses on developing intelligent systems without defining rules explicitly.Machine learning is its subfield that learns from data in a changing environment and makes predictions to optimize results.They both play a significant role in sectors like healthcare, life sciences, cybercity, information management, digital management, etc.Read more here: https://tudip.com/blog-post/how-ai-and-ml-are-evolving-digital-transformation/
15 April 2021 by Nina McPherso...