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Collaboration at a higher scale

At a time when collaboration is at its most complex, Australia’s thought leaders pinpoint the nuts and bolts of fruitful partnerships.

Make your expertise available

For medical researcher Dr Darren Saunders, seeing the workings of government up close was an eye-opening experience and a catalyst for getting involved in science policy.

Research-industry collaboration guide

Gemaker’s Commercialisation Manager James Dalton shares his wealth of experience in research-industry collaboration: a bridge-building guide for both sides.

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.
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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

Have your call to action ready

Science meets Parliament opened up a whole new world of science advocacy for Dr Krystal Evans, CEO of the Biomelbourne Network. So how did she make herself heard?

Dare to talk about your ideas

Researchers often underestimate the impact that their knowledge and projects can have, says former SmP delegate, Dr Anne-Sophie Dielen.


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Australia’s science vision centres on collaboration

Australia’s Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science examined the future of research, disruption and job security in his address to the National Press Club.

How to engage people in science

Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has aired an alliterative array of attributes to engage audiences with science: attitude, ambassadors, access and ammunition.

Have your call to action ready

Science meets Parliament opened up a whole new world of science advocacy for Dr Krystal Evans, CEO of the Biomelbourne Network. So how did she make herself heard?

Make your expertise available

For medical researcher Dr Darren Saunders, seeing the workings of government up close was an eye-opening experience and a catalyst for getting involved in science policy.

Dare to talk about your ideas

Researchers often underestimate the impact that their knowledge and projects can have, says former SmP delegate, Dr Anne-Sophie Dielen.

Collaboration at a higher scale

At a time when collaboration is at its most complex, Australia’s thought leaders pinpoint the nuts and bolts of fruitful partnerships.


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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.