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The Disruptors

Australia’s productivity is poised on a knife edge as traditional boom areas bust. But four new industries are set to take up the strain.

Shining a light on space debris

Millions of bits of space junk are currently orbiting Earth, ranging in size from mere millimetres through to discarded, school bus-sized parts of multi-stage rockets.

Beat the News with digital footprints

A groundbreaking D2D CRC program can now predict destabilising events such as social upheaval, political crises, election outcomes and disease epidemics.

Collaborate to learn, learn to collaborate

While many academic/industry partnerships have their ups and downs, they are usually just speed bumps on the road to success, says CRCA CEO Tony Peacock.

The future is innovation

The Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, introduces the CRCA’s brand new edition of KnowHow magazine.

Organ weaver

Working at the intersection of biophysics and technology, UNSW researchers are weaving artificial tissues in the hope they can get the body to repair itself.

Securing Australia’s agricultural future

The Plant Biosecurity CRC has paved the way for a world-class plant biosecurity system based on nationally coordinated, funded and enduring science, reports Bianca Nogrady.


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Organ weaver

Working at the intersection of biophysics and technology, UNSW researchers are weaving artificial tissues in the hope they can get the body to repair itself.

Cleaning up toxic threats

Professor Ravi Naidu is confronting a problem that killed eight times more people in one year than diabetes.

Securing Australia’s agricultural future

The Plant Biosecurity CRC has paved the way for a world-class plant biosecurity system based on nationally coordinated, funded and enduring science, reports Bianca Nogrady.

Connecting with the community

Developing research excellence in Indigenous affairs requires a commitment to collaborate with communities at every stage of the research, reports Claire Harris.

New science magazine INGENUITY launched

UNSW and Refraction Media collaborate to create a brand new engineering magazine.

Superstars of STEM announced today!

Australia’s Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science has just announced the group of women chosen to be Australia’s first Superstars of STEM.


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Following the success of QUT’s COTSbot, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has secured funding through the Google Impact Challenge to create an autonomous robot called the RangerBot Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. While contributing to the management of COTS, the RangerBot will also allow scientists to monitor, map and study coral over timeframes not possible for human divers.

Find out more about the RangerBot here.

  • Robots hunt down crown-of-thorns
    QUT's COTSbot is the world's first robot to control the crown-of-thorns starfish, a coral killer that has destroyed vast stretches of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • “Healthcare is not a system”
    Paul Nicolarakis, CEO of the CRC spin-off Lorica Health, explains their business model in a five minute pitch made at the 2016 Tech23 event.
  • FDA approves Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug
    The FDA has approved of an innovative new treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The drug was developed by researchers from Murdoch University.