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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.

Five steps Australia can take to build an effective space agency

What will it take to give Australia’s space agency wings? Here are five steps Australia can take to build an effective space agency.

Quantum gamble awarded best article of the year

INGENUITY magazine topped hundreds of publications to win Best Single Article of the Year at the annual Publish Awards.


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Drones to the rescue: UAV tech saving lives

Drones could soon be saving lives autonomously with UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) tech that can deliver aid and lift people to safety.

Enter the dragon: the new Australian technology park

UNSW will be home to the first Torch Innovation Precinct outside China, the new Australian technology park.

Space invaders: Mini satellite swarm

An international project to study Earth’s poorly understood thermosphere uses a swarm of satellites – two of which were built at UNSW.

Australia’s drone revolution: our emerging UAV market

Drones are set to revitalize crops, preserve the environment and prevent disasters.

Protecting innovation with intellectual property rights

Patent attorney Dr Gavin Recchia advises that intellectual property protection will help both researchers and entrepreneurs engage with industry.

Australia’s economy is a House of Cards

Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com, shares his concerns about the Australian economy.


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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.