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Skin colour doesn’t just affect your tanning ability. PA

East Asian genes may solve the skin cancer puzzle

Europeans fall prey to skin cancer because of their lighter skin, while Africans’ dark skin protects them. But East Asians, whose skin colour resembles that of Europeans, are similar to Africans in their…
The iconic House is being used for postmodern public financing. Quentin Jones/AAP image

Shelling out for tiles at the Sydney Opera House

Want to help raise the roof on one of Australia’s most iconic assets? Look no further than the Sydney Opera House’s latest public appeal, Own Our House, which launches today. The Sydney Opera House is…
The money is piling up but will the regulators knock crowdfunding down? Jeff Belmonte

Crunch time for crowdfunders as regulation looms

Crowdfunding has attracted the attention of regulators and may have to change its ways. As it finds itself at the centre of a Financial Conduct Authority consultation, those in the game are wondering if…
Crowdfunding a research project may be for you – and here’s how you can maximise your money. nanny snowflake

Short on grant money? Five tips for crowdfunding success

With only one in five National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant applications successful, and a similar rate for Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grants, it’s little wonder researchers…
In crowd-share innovation, collaboratively building messy physical models and envisioning new futures with a wide array of props allows latent ideas to move beyond the limits of conversation and into the territory of gestalt.

Rethinking innovation: harnessing the collective creativity of the crowd

The past few years have seen a resurgence in design as a driver of innovation. This has been visible in the popular managerial press and also the scholarly debate in management and design. Many foreign…
Australian social enterprise STREAT is using crowdfunding to raise $80,000 for a youth training café in Melbourne. Flickr

Explainer: What is crowdfunding?

Businesses and NGOs mainly rely on traditional approaches to fundraising. But in recent times, both sectors have shown significant interest and had great success in the adoption of crowdfunding as a contemporary…

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