Smashing the glass ceiling

Managing Director of the Dow Chemical Company, Tony Frencham, talks about the changing corporate culture for women in STEM.

Industry engagement must start at school

Industry-school partnerships are key to a gender balanced STEM workplace, says Jacinta Duncan, Director of the Gene Technology Access Centre.

What can STEM learn from sport?

Deloitte Partner Elissa Hilliard explains why raising Australia’s STEM IQ means teaching girls foundational skills in their formative school years.

Plant researcher wins Scientist of the Year

Internationally renowned plant and seed researcher Professor Kingsley Dixon has won the $50,000 WA Scientist of the Year award.

Is commercialisation the dark side?

Founder and Managing Director of gemaker, Natalie Chapman, explores the common perception of research commercialisation as ‘the dark side of the force’.

Innovation breathes new life into old business

With the window of opportunity closing for businesses to get on board the fourth industrial revolution, Australian leaders urge old corporations to take action now.

Commercialisation boost for businesses

$11.3 million has been allocated to 20 Australian businesses to boost commercialisation.

Research commercialisation is push and pull

Industry needs to ‘lean in’ to commercialisation and partnership opportunities, say universities.

Collaboration platform welcomes universities

Two Australian universities have joined an international platform that aims to facilitate university-industry collaborations.

Combat simulation accelerates

Enhanced behaviour modelling software has been developed that could eventually create real-time combat simulations.

Tasmania boosts tourism research

The University of Tasmania is tracking the behaviour of tourists who visit the island state, with a particular focus on visitors from China.

$22.6 million research funding

A round of applications is expected to open in August for 11 newly funded Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) projects.

Demanding data for better healthcare

A major focus for medical technology is data sharing, with experts from across the healthcare sector looking to connect.

First woman wins Millenium Technology Prize

Chemical engineer Frances Arnold received the prize for creating a revolutionary method of engineering enzymes.

First low carbon finder app

The Blue Mountains Low Carbon Living program has released a website and app to help tourists find low carbon businesses.

Transforming Australian automotives

RMIT has secured funding to build an automotive centre that will direct the Australian automotive industry towards high-value exports.

Predicting property yields

New modelling of the Melbourne property market offers investors insights into rental yields.

Sport statistics offer transport solutions

A new mathematical theory offering insights into AFL could also be used to solve logistical problems in mining.

HoloLens to revolutionise training

A leading global defence and security company is developing hi-tech industry applications for Microsoft’s HoloLens Platform.

Fighting corrosion in the desert

Inspection technology using ultrasound and magnetic measurement helps to maintain natural gas pipelines.

Australia’s biofuture

Australia is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in the economic growth area of biocommodities.

Mining money-saver

Curtin University has created TopDump – a mine waste optimiser that could cut costs and reduce environmental damage.

The services boom

There are still profits to be extracted from mining in Australia, as long as we are willing to make some smart, clear-eyed choices.

The new carbon industry

The Low Carbon Living CRC drives new efforts to cut residential and commercial carbon emissions.