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ASCA welcomes government’s smart city initiative

When the Federal Government launched its Smart City Policy a few months ago, the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) gave it the thumbs up. Consequently, the government has now allocated (if re-elected) $50 million for smart city and smart suburb … More..


Sunshine Coast Smart Technologies on Show at International Conference

The Sunshine Coast’s Smart City Framework program was featured to world representatives at last week’s Smart Cities Needs and Barriers conference in Berlin, Germany. Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) President Michael Whereat met with Mayors, city leaders and vendors to … More..

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Webinar: Managing Innovation in the Food Technology Sector

What: Managing Innovation in the Food Technology Sector When: Jun 16 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (AEST) Over the past four years, Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Innovative Food Technology unit (IFT) has run several short and medium-term transformational innovation projects designed … More..

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Workshop Opportunities for Sunshine Coast Businesses

INVITATION: Industry Suppliers Briefing- Spotless Facility Management for Sunshine Coast Public Hospital and Sunshine Coast Solar Farm I 16 June 2016   At this joint Industry Suppliers Briefing of potential business opportunities: Spotless Group at Sunshine Coast University Hospital and The … More..

Andrew Pitcher - new RDASC Committee Deputy Chair

RDA Sunshine Coast committee welcomes new Deputy Chair

Independent company director and management consultant Andrew Pitcher has been appointed as the new Deputy Chair for the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast committee. Mr Pitcher has 24 years cross-industry sales, strategic consulting, technology, change management and general management experience … More..

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2016 Sunshine Coast Business Awards

Recognising peak performance The Sunshine Coast Business Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the local business community and the 2016 awards were officially launched at Novotel Twin Waters on 25 May. The 2016 Awards program is an exciting mix … More..

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Change The Future Workshops – Cooroy

Innovate Queensland Workshops Innovation turns dreams into business growth and differentiation. But no matter what business you’re in – from step ladders to space travel – unless you can map the ‘big picture’, you won’t be able to shift your ideas … More..

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Australian Food & Agribusiness Industry Vision Workshops

What’s the future for Australia’s food and agribusiness industry? Against the trend of increasing technology, increasing populations, decreasing resources, globalisation etc, how will our industry ensure it has the creativity and agility to respond? The Food and Agribusiness Industry Vision will look … More..


Speed It Up Campaign Launch

Some things are better in slow motion.. the internet is not one of them.  In response to significant feedback from the business community about lack of competitive broadband solutions on the Sunshine Coast, Digital Sunshine Coast has launched the ‘Speed … More..