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From great idea to startup

Dr Noushin Nasiri is looking at how to commercialise research from developing sensors that can detect disease in human breath. A panel of experts weighs in.

The innovation nation

Bill Ferris on whether Australia has what it takes to lead in research commercialisation, and thinking outside the box.

The quantum gamble

In the space race of the 21st century, Australia is betting it all on a key group of researchers and their elegant designs for a silicon quantum computer.

Researchers urged to stop hoarding knowledge

Australia’s most successful startup has warned researchers that open sourcing knowledge is a must in order to develop R&D spin off success.

Thriving in a disruptive world

Minister for Industry Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos, on innovation in research and business.


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Researchers urged to stop hoarding knowledge

Australia’s most successful startup has warned researchers that open sourcing knowledge is a must in order to develop R&D spin off success.

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science go to…

The winners of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were announced this week – and here they are!

Spark brings research and business together

A gap remains between business and industry, while innovation hubs of each sector rarely collide. The Spark Festival is bridging this divide.

Core code

Gernot Heiser has spent the past decade developing secure microkernals for operating systems.

From great idea to start-up

Dr Noushin Nasiri is looking at how to commercialise research from developing sensors that can detect disease in human breath. A panel of experts weighs in.

Research at SPARK

How to connect research with industry? Throw top leaders together in the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship and create the dynamic needed to smash out innovations.


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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.