Australia’s competition regulator the ACCC says unfair contract terms are a big focus as it takes action and moves to ensure small businesses are not at a disadvantage because of one-sided ‘take it or leave it’ contracts.
Digital transformation creates massive savings for businesses with a newly released study showing that digitisation of engineering processes can save businesses and organisations an average of 35% in capex costs and time optimisation – and commissioning costs of new systems and assets can be reduced by an average of 29%.
Agronomic analytics company FluroSat has raised $4.6 million in a new funding round, with the funds to be used to further improve agricultural yields in Australia as well as making FluroSat available to agronomists globally.
Food and agricultural technology start-ups from around the world will come together in Sydney in September at SparkLabs Cultiv8, the startup food and agtech accelerator.
Agronomic analytics provider FluroSat and drone sensor developer MicaSense have joined hands in a partnership known as FluroSense to provide high-quality imagery and analytics to growers and crop advisers in order to optimise the management of plant nutrition.
The arrival of 5G technology will drive a new wave of growth in the rapidly evolving robotics and artificial intelligence sector, according to one global investment advisory firm.
Australian start-up satellite technology company Fleet Space Technologies has opened its first nanosatellite ground station control centre in Adelaide.
Nokia sees Australia taking a lead in this year’s annual global Open Innovation Challenge competition by building on strong IoT momentum in the country’s industrial sectors like mining and resources, transport, utilities and agriculture.
Optus Business is investing $3.5 million in the newly launched industry-led Cyber Security Co-operative Research Centre.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a new online tool which it says the agricultural sector can use to anonymously report concerns about competition or fair trading issues in the industry.
National agtech innovation hub SproutX has accepted 11 start-ups into its accelerator programme in a bid to help transform Australia's agriculture sector through the use of technology.
IoT is the future, even if we worry it’s the Internet of hackable and crackable things, which standard will win – Sigfox, LoRaWAN, NB-IOT or something else?
National agtech innovation hub SproutX, a joint initiative between financial services group Findex and the National Farmers’ Federation, has opened what it says is Australia’s first co-working space dedicated exclusively to agtech start-ups and bolstered its services with new international expertise.
An Internet of Things (IoT) systems and energy harvesting solutions provider has devised an autonomous, wireless solar tag for enabling precision agriculture and smart irrigation.
Skilled drivers in big machine agriculture will be replaced by fully autonomous tractors, drones and more that will change the way farming is done, how agricultural machinery is designed, and the ongoing robotic revolution.
Droning on wouldn’t normally be exciting, but when you’re talking about Ninox Robotics, the news of a CASA drone licence and commercial operations starting at last is solid news for the company.
There’s been a call for farmers and regional communities to get a better deal by delivering them more reliable telecommunications services.
Annual sales of drones will approach US $500 million in 2016, with agricultural applications to boost the market but delivery deployments are raising safety fears.
A long range unmanned aerial vehicle drone is being trialled in Australia, delivering a powerful tool in the fight against agriculture’s billion dollar invasive pest problem.
The Grays eCommerce group is to acquire B2B platform DMS Davlan, an established auction business in the key agricultural vertical and one of Australia’s premier asset management companies.
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