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Emerging Entrepreneurs to go nationwide with JCU and theSPACE

In a move set to make the program more accessible nationwide, round two of Cairns’ Emerging Entrepreneurs program has coincided with the announcement that James Cook University will come on board as a key strategic partner. theSPACE is currently working with other regional centres to extend the reach of ...

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Advance Queensland announces funding for Indigenous researchers

The state government has announced two landmark funding programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) researchers as part of the newly launched Advance Queensland (AQ) initiative. The Minister for Science and Innovation Leeanne Enoch announced both the ATSI PhD Scholarship and ATSI Research ...

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Emerging Entrepreneurs Program taps Cairns schools

A recent push for budding entrepreneurs in Cairns has highlighted the importance of teaching innovation in schools, and the state of startup education in Australia. Together with the Department of Education and Training, theSPACE Cairns co-hosted a mega-site at the recent 2015 BLA Careers ...

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Toowoomba Startup Weekend set to educate industry

Signalling a trend towards more themed startup events in Queensland, Toowoomba is set to host Startup Weekend EDU in May 15-17th. A dual stream event, Startup Weekend EDU will operate with a Youth track, for budding entrepreneurs aged 18 and under, and an ...

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eResearch Centre mines tropical data

Say you’re a developer scouting investment. You have motivation, a vision, and maybe even some early-stage funding. But what else could investors need before getting involved in a big project? According to Townsville’s Ian Atkinson, Director of the eResearch Centre at James Cook University, the answer is raw data. “If you want ...

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Roominate and the future of women in STEM

Alice Brooks can pinpoint the moment her future career in engineering was set: as an eight-year-old, she asked her dad if Santa Claus would bring her a Barbie Doll. “He said no,” Brooks laughs. “And instead, I got my own ...

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CoderDojo Brisbane Launches

We live in the age of software. In fact, much our world is being consumed by it, having serious implications for many an industry. Just ask a bricks and mortar retailer. Cities, states and nations, therefore, might want to prepare ...

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Armadillo: doing linear maths faster

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Armadillo, the open source linear maths library developed at NICTA in Brisbane, has been downloaded more than 16,000 times this year. Who’s downloading it? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, otherwise known as NASA, for one. Boeing and Siemens are ...

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