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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.

Testing zero-energy homes

How do carbon-neutral homes stack up when it comes to liveability and consumer demand?

Revitalising urban slums

Cutting-edge water designs created for developed cities can futureproof vulnerable and degraded environments in developing countries.


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Preventing soil erosion with nuclear know-how

ANSTO is using nuclear science in a bid to understand the causes and rates of soil degradation throughout Asia and the Pacific.

The bigger picture

Growth Centres are drawing together multiple stakeholders to help commercialise groundbreaking research. The ingredients for successful collaboration are now emerging, Susan Hely reports.

Navigating the future of GPS

Australian and New Zealand know-how is on the cusp of revolutionising geopositioning, which – in the near future – will be able to get accuracy down to 10cm.

Risky business

In part 3 of his guide to collaboration, commercialisation manager James Dalton explores how to manage risk in industry-research partnerships.

Industry placements pave the way to success

CRCs are leading the way in introducing PhD students to a career in industry with targeted placement programs and projects.

Review highlights lagging performance

More collaboration between business and research is required to bring new goods and services to market, says ISA’s Tim Powell.


Video

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.