The bigger picture

Growth Centres are drawing together multiple stakeholders to help commercialise groundbreaking research. The ingredients for successful collaboration are now emerging, Susan Hely reports.

Risky business

In part 3 of his guide to collaboration, commercialisation manager James Dalton explores how to manage risk in industry-research partnerships.

Review highlights lagging performance

More collaboration between business and research is required to bring new goods and services to market, says ISA’s Tim Powell.

Nimble funding for CRC-Ps

Fast funding allows industry-research partnerships to race ahead.

Shining a light on space debris

Millions of bits of space junk are currently orbiting Earth, ranging in size from mere millimetres through to discarded, school bus-sized parts of multi-stage rockets.

Collaborate to learn, learn to collaborate

While many academic/industry partnerships have their ups and downs, they are usually just speed bumps on the road to success, says CRCA CEO Tony Peacock.

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain

Researchers have used a supercomputer to show how proteins in the brain control electrical signals, in a breakthrough that could lead to safer anaesthetics.

The future is innovation

The Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, introduces the CRCA’s brand new edition of KnowHow magazine.

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.

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.

Australia’s science vision centres on collaboration

Australia’s Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science examined the future of research, disruption and job security in his address to the National Press Club.

How to engage people in science

Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has aired an alliterative array of attributes to engage audiences with science: attitude, ambassadors, access and ammunition.

Wound healing clinic to change lives

For patients with persistent wounds, years and sometime even decades of suffering could soon be over.

Research-industry collaboration guide part 1

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.

Decision-making with science

Listen up: a plan to help scientists get their research heard by decision-makers.

Hyperloop fires up Aussie students

A futuristic pod with a braking system invented by Australian university students may become a critical component in the Hyperloop.

Top stories of the year

With the new year approaching, we looked back over the year’s biggest news and picked the top 10 STEM stories of 2016 to share with you.

Young innovators from Australia honoured in MIT awards

Ten tech visionaries from Australasia have been honoured by MIT Tech Review, which unveiled its 2017 Regional List of ‘Innovators Under 35’.

Key drivers behind successful commercialisation

Dr Robin Knight, Director of collaboration platform IN-PART, explores what makes a university’s research most ripe for application by industry.

Luxury watch brand partners with nanotech

A luxury watch brand has teamed up with Flinders University nanotechnologists to develop a new casing material that will give their watches a competitive edge.

$7.6 million to take these products to market

Twenty-two new grants have been allocated to Australian businesses commercialising novel products under the government’s Entrepreneurs Programme.

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.

Find the best 5 ways to get to Mars

We shortlist your best 5 ways to get to Mars in the short term, plus the most hopeful new technology taking us further to space.