Budget 2021’s patent box scheme to boost Australian medical & biotech innovations, but is it too limited?

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A $206.4 million so-called ‘patent box’ scheme aimed to encourage development, investment and innovation in Australia’s medical and biotech technologies has been introduced in the Federal Government’s 2021 Budget.

Senior women in science: Fixing the dry spell with HR

Elissa Dwyer, Human Resources Director at the Heart Research Institute

Elissa Dwyer is Human Resources Director at the Heart Research Institute; one of Australia’s leading cardiovascular research facilities. Of course, it still operates as a business that needs to see success, and one of its main identifiable struggles is attracting and retaining women in senior roles. We talk about how the HRI have had to… Continue reading Senior women in science: Fixing the dry spell with HR

How a Telstra Business Awards winner spotted a gap in the market and used tech to solve it

Dr Troye Wallett and Dr Sebastien Rees, co-founders of GenWise Health

At the core of any business is solving a problem. And the bigger the problem, the bigger the business opportunity. Having worked as a GP in the aged care sector for the past 12 years, I’m no stranger to the problems our industry faces. My business partner Dr Sebastian Rees and I built GenWise Health… Continue reading How a Telstra Business Awards winner spotted a gap in the market and used tech to solve it

How the cost of Coke in Australia set GoDoctor co-founder ‘AJ’ on his entrepreneurial journey

Anubhav “AJ” Jain, co-founder of GoDoctor

At the age of 33, Anubhav “AJ” Jain – a serial entrepreneur who ‘cut his teeth’ in Australia – has achieved an enviable level of success steering companies in a range of markets, including computer hardware, mobile apps, medtech and health products. Jain’s latest venture is GoDoctor, an online network he co-founded with his friends… Continue reading How the cost of Coke in Australia set GoDoctor co-founder ‘AJ’ on his entrepreneurial journey

Risk, rigour & hard work: the mix that ensured a high school dropout ascended to the C-Suite

Stephen Snowdy, CEO of Visioneering Technologies

If Dr Stephen Snowdy had listened to the sceptics who told him “it can’t – or shouldn’t – be done”, he wouldn’t have made the leap from being a high school dropout to being the CEO of Visioneering Technologies (VTI), a US-based, ASX-listed contact lense maker. The venture capitalist and former US Navy serviceman spoke… Continue reading Risk, rigour & hard work: the mix that ensured a high school dropout ascended to the C-Suite

Business partners accept Australia’s first shipment of medical marijuana products

The first medicinal cannabis products to be imported into Australia under the Federal Government’s new import legislation have arrived in Perth. ASX-listed cannabis company Creso Pharma and its partner West Australian medicinal cannabis wholesaler Health House have this week received an importation of cannabis oils from Canadian cannabis group CanniMed. Under Government legislation put in place… Continue reading Business partners accept Australia’s first shipment of medical marijuana products