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The Asia Algorithm

Leading Australian Economist, Carey Ramm, isn’t the first business leader to highlight lost opportunity in Townsville’s reluctance to embrace ASIAPac market opportunities. “What Townsville has to recognise is that it’s future lies outside the national boundaries. We’re closer to Asia than we are to Melbourne and therefore, we should be looking North for growth, not south.” […]

A Natural Investment

Our unparalleled biodiversity and abundance of creepy crawlies makes North Queensland the perfect backdrop for the first regional biotech startup out of James Cook University to hook into their groundbreaking research program targeting autoimmune diseases. Introducing a bloodsucking organism into our body to combat an attack on our immune system. Sounds like the plot of […]

Foxlee’s Standards

Herb Foxlee, is a modest achiever. So very modest in fact that his many accomplishments have flown well beneath the contemporary media radar that proudly showcases North Queensland’s corporate maturity. Convince Herb Foxlee to spin the spotlight his way and you’ll find that pre-cloud, Mr. Foxlee was not only achieving many business firsts for this […]

Sweet Success

The Australian sugarcane industry is one of the nation’s biggest rural industries. Queensland’s largest agricultural crop saw over 125,000 hectares harvested in the Herbert and Burdekin region in 2017, with more than 13 million tonnes of cane crushed, playing a significant role in the almost $2 billion generated in export earnings for Queensland. In a […]

Thumbs Up to a Dental Revolution

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and when maternal instinct told local dental hygienist Carla Lejarraga to keep pushing for the answers behind her daughter’s thumb sucking, she found herself at the forefront of change in the dental industry and is now training other practitioners in the Secrets of the Thumbsucking Clinic. “I […]

Stephen Phillips: Engineered For Success

Rolling Stone magazine, not the place you’d expect to find the story of a software engineer who grew up on a horse stud outside Charters Towers, and yet this is exactly where Stephen Phillips found himself. This begs the question – how did this software engineer from regional North Queensland get his story in one […]

Calling all investors: OpenFund

LONG BEFORE CRYPTO CURRENCY – EVEN BEFORE SMART PHONES – INVESTORS RODE THE FIRST WAVES OF THE DIGITAL AGE, BETTING ON GOOGLE AND APPLE WITH MASSIVE RETURNS. ONE SUCH INVESTOR WAS TOWNSVILLE-RAISED SCOTT ROGERS. The young architecture student worked across the globe in London and Japan before settling in Brisbane to complete a Masters of […]

Full STEM Ahead

Townsville STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Hub was founded following Sarah Chapman’s attendance at the Prime Minister’s Science Prize Award Ceremony in 2013. Being in Canberra and meeting so many influential people, Sarah saw an opportunity to promote and advocate for our region. “I spoke to as many politicians, STEM experts and communicators as […]

A Change Is In The Air

CQUniversity wants to change the world for the better – and through social innovation its students, staff, academics and the wider university community are all driving that transformation. On August 1, CQUni’s Townsville Campus played host to The Festival of Change (FOC) – a multi-campus event that celebrated and brought to life changemaking both at […]

Myriad – Connecting The Dots

ONCE A YEAR, SOME OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL THINKERS AND TINKERERS, ENTREPRENEURS AND EXPERTS, REBELS AND RENEGADES FROM ACROSS THE WORLD DESCEND ON QUEENSLAND’S SOUTH-EAST, WHERE A WEALTH OF TALENT AND INNOVATIVE SPIRIT COMES TOGETHER FOR THREE FULLY-CHARGED DAYS OF WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES AND PRESENTATIONS. The Myriad festival is Brisbane’s privately founded and independently managed flagship […]