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Lift-off for Australian CubeSats!

Three satellites built at Australian universities are in orbit and heading for the International Space Station.

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.

Creating the life-saving Nanopatch

Smaller than a postage stamp and covered in vaccine-coated microscopic projections, the Nanopatch promises to save millions of lives.

Building healthy bones

A lunchbox jelly snack made from seaweed and lobster shell is being designed to help children boost their calcium levels.


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Transplanting refugee knowhow

In the dry heat of Mildura, an agricultural revolution is taking place as East African refugees share their skills with Australian researchers.

Future tech for a stable climate

We need to do more to develop technology that can remove carbon from the atmosphere, says Eelco Rohling, professor of ocean and climate change at ANU.

Creating the life-saving Nanopatch

Smaller than a postage stamp and covered in vaccine-coated microscopic projections, the Nanopatch promises to save millions of lives.

Laying the foundations

In part 2 of his guide to collaboration, commercialisation manager James Dalton explores how to building a strong foundation for industry-research partnerships.

Lift-off for Australian CubeSats!

Three satellites built at Australian universities were launched into space on board a rocket bound for the International Space Station.

E-cigarettes point to babies at risk

While smokers look to e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative, study shows mothers who vape during pregnancy put babies at asthma risk.


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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.