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Knowledge and innovation

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.

Leading through influence and adaptability

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We need new ways of thinking and doing to keep up with an ever-evolving business environment. Jenny Brockis explains how the brain savvy leader effectively navigates change with curiosity, an adaptive mindset and emotional regulation.

Spaces of Australian innovation - report released

Spaces of Australian innovationOur annual Summit focused on ‘Spaces of Australian Innovation’ – whether physical, virtual or metaphorical – and the conditions required for the Australian innovation ecosystem to flourish. The final report and infographic from the Summit have now been released.

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.

ASDetect: an award-winning smartphone app for early detection of autism

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ASDetect - The inside story was featured on Open Forum in March 2016. The article described the research that underpinned the app, the vision of the academic team behind it and the spirit of generosity that made it happen. The app has gone on to win multiple awards including being named as a Google Impact Challenge Australia 2016 finalist.

Activating health through community enterprise

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What determines healthy ageing and how can we improve the lives of Australia's growing number of people who, willingly or unwillingly, have left working life? Russ Grayson kicks off our Productive Ageing forum with some ideas on how to invest in individual and community self-help.

Three pillars of building a culture of innovation

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At the recent GAP Summit Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, Founder and CEO of BlueChilli, explained how a bold national vision could inspire the young astronauts and entrepreneurs of the future.

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.

Healthy ageing through assisting communities

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In Australia we have long relied on voluntary service to help our communities, but today’s hectic working lives serve as a brake on this voluntarism. Russ Grayson suggests paying retired people for skilled work to support under resourced volunteers.