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Where to now – predictions for the Sharing Economy in 2017

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2016 was the year that the sharing economy took off in Australia. Roland Tam, Co-founder of Spacer, shares his insights on what lies ahead for the sector.

Manufacturing in Australia – a political topic

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he structure of manufacturing in industrialised countries like Australia and the USA is very different now from what it was in the 1950s and 1960s. Veronica Sheen wonders if those demanding a revival of local manufacturing really know what they wish for.

This human – working towards a world of abundance and equality

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We need leaders who care, who are concerned about the state of things and want to do something about it. In her new book Dr Melis Senova is reaching out to the curious and open-minded among us.

The 5 biggest handbrakes on momentum

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Do you feel that your organisation has lost its mojo? Are you struggling to maintain the vitality and growth of your business? Michael McQueen shares the five common factors that have contributed to the stumble or demise of almost every iconic institution or idea throughout human history.

Placing Emotional Fitness at the forefront of innovation

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Emotional Fitness is the latest core competency for recruiting and retaining talent. Linda Simonsen from FuturePeople explains.

Can Australia win the ‘space race’ to become a global innovation hub?

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Encouraging innovation by nurturing spaces for creativity and engagement was the theme of Global Access Partners’ 7th Annual Economic Summit. GAP’s Managing Director Catherine Fritz-Kalish introduces the final report from the event.

Building 21st century digital government

GovInnovate Summit 2016GovInnovate is running from 14 to 16 November 2016 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. Open Forum readers can receive 20% off conference passes.

Reimagining universities in contemporary society

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Digital and business disruption challenges the tertiary sector as much as the rest of the economy. At the recent GAP Summit Professor Brian Schmidt explained why both universities and government education policy must innovate and embrace change.

Bringing inclusive and impactful entrepreneurship to Australia

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This week, the AICC NSW is hosting a trade mission of Israeli assistive technology companies, led by innovation organisation PresenTense. Following Australia’s adoption of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the trade mission showcases the latest Israeli technologies in this space that can be brought to Australia. AICC NSW CEO, Michelle Blum, explains.

The AICC and SKY NEWS BUSINESS Innovation Index

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The innovation agenda is alive and well in Australia, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Michelle Blum, CEO of AICC NSW, encourages businesses to contribute to the next release of a bi-monthly Innovation Index to get a clearer picture of the innovation ecosystem in Australia.