Thriving in a disruptive world

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

Mining the skies

There are two million near-Earth asteroids in our Solar System, containing vast mineral resources, and, even more vitally, water. Plans to survey them are already underway.

University innovation strategy

University innovation strategy has successes on the board and Australia should look to capitalise on these rather than focus on failures.

The sunshine factory

Led by the legendary Martin Green, UNSW’s photovoltaic researchers have toppled world records in solar cell design again and again. But they ain’t done yet.

UNSW Women in Engineering Awards

There is a long way to go to get to gender equity in one of the most inequitable fields of employment in Australia.

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

Innovation and Science Australia Chair Bill Ferris AC shares a number of challenges facing the nation in becoming a top-tier innovation nation.

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.

Organ weaver

Working at the intersection of biophysics and technology, UNSW researchers are weaving artificial tissues in the hope they can get the body to repair itself.

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.