In Episode 14 Gina Baldassarre talks to Alex Greenwich, NSW Independent Member for Sydney, about what the NSW startup ecosystem needs in order to grow, funding for local startups, and what policies or incentives need to be put in place to encourage startups to tackle the issue of sustainability.
In Episode 13 Liz Leigh talks to the Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore about how we can build the Sydney startup ecosystem, what’s needed for startups to be competitive globally, and what factors make Sydney more and less inviting to build a startup.
In Episode 10 Gina Baldassarre talks to Philip Dalidakis, Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade. She talks to him about the digital economy and innovation, the states $60 million Launch Vic Fund and what type of issues the Innovation Expert Panel his government formed advise him on.
In Episode 9 Liz Leigh talks to Ed Husic, Federal Member for Chifley and opposition spokesman for innovation about Labor’s own innovation agenda, if funding to the CSIRO will be cut or reinstated if Labor is re-elected, if Bill Shorten’s lack of industry experience matters, and what mistakes Labor made in this sector when they were last in government.
In Episode 8, Gina Baldassarre talks to Jana Matthews, director of the Centre for Business Growth at the University of South Australia, about what innovation actually means, the growth of the tech and startup ecosystem in South Australia, and what innovation looks like for smaller businesses.
In Episode 7, Liz Leigh talks to Fiona Patten, founder of the Australian Sex Party, about the party’s approach to technology and innovation, the government’s over-regulation of the industry, why she wants to see rideshare services legalised in Victoria, and the kind of societal problems she thinks the tech industry should we working to solve.
In Episode 6, Liz Leigh talks to CEO of Data61, Adrian Turner on the gaps between research, development and commercialisation, the key areas of R&D in Australia, what’s involved in Data61’s latest program D61+Live and what it will do for startups, and whether or not the cuts to CSIRO will have any affect on the new program.
In this special episode of PoliTech, David Koch sat down with Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne to talk about the National Innovation and Science Agenda, the reaction to the Government’s changes to crowdfunding regulations, and what the Government wants to achieve in the space in the lead up to the federal election.
In Episode 4, Gina Baldassarre talks to entrepreneur, investor, and mentor Steve Baxter about the funding gap for startups between now and July, why universities need to work better to foster entrepreneurship, whether politicians actually understand what innovation means beyond the buzzwords, and whether the Australian mainstream needs the Government’s $28 million advertising campaign.
In Episode 3, Gina Baldassarre talks to NSW Minister Victor Dominello about the upcoming NSW Innovation and Science Agenda, the importance of the recently launched Data Analytics centre and whether or not lock laws are having an impact on attracting and retaining local and international tech talent.