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.

CO₂ cuts nutrition

Climate change will have an impact on plant growth and the nutritional value of the food we produce.

Women in science and business

For Australia to move forward with a new #ideasboom, promoting collaboration and partnerships over pure academic achievement, women in science must lead the charge.

Collaborate or crumble

Finding collaborators and creating an interdisciplinary culture is key to successful research commercialisation.

Connecting graduates with businesses

Australian companies are collaborating with early career researchers to find commercial solutions to real-life problems.