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Australian innovation system in focus

CEO of the CRC Association Dr Tony Peacock explains what the latest review of Australia’s innovation system is really telling us about the nation’s future.

Blueprints to a collaboration boom

Dr Robin Knight, Director of UK-based university-industry collaboration platform IN-PART, shares what Australia and the UK can learn from each other when it comes to commercialisation.

Women’s network supports health and medical researchers

Dr Melina Georgousakis tells the story behind founding Franklin Women, Australia’s only network for women working in health and medical research related careers.

Digital disruption thought leadership series

In the age of digital disruption, Australia’s thought leaders reveal how Australian organisations can make the most of disruptive opportunities.
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Find the best 5 ways to get to Mars

We shortlist the best five ways to get to Mars in the short term, and technology taking us further into space

IP at the root of Australia’s wheat industry

With 2016 being the UN International Year of Pulses, the Australian government takes a look at how IP in the development of new grain species has impacted the economy.

Hyperloop fires up Aussie students

A futuristic pod with a braking system invented by Australian university students may become a critical component in the Hyperloop.

Connecting Women Leaders in STEM

Jo Stewart-Rattray, Board Director of ISACA and Director of Information Security at BRM Holdich, offers a multifaceted approach for developing women leaders in STEM.


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Fourth industrial revolution lifts social good

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Grapevine app helps growers detect stress

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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.

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    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.
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    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.
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