First tech-commercialisation skills study funded

The first study to identify the skills and qualities required to successfully put research to use via commercialisation was awarded $98k grant funding today.

IP fund boosts commercialisation

A program to fund the protection of intellectual property at universities has almost doubled the filing of provisional patents in the past three years, says Sarah Keenihan.

JCU develops new standard for life jackets

James Cook University researchers are developing standards for new low buoyancy lifejackets to be used by Australian surf lifesavers. 

Science’s $145 billion value

A report released today has found that advanced physical and mathematical sciences make a direct contribution to the Australian economy of around $145 billion a year, ~11% of GDP.

The data deluge

Transforming the way we analyse and process data has repercussions for disaster management, defence and security, and raises issues with privacy and ownership, says Rosslyn Beeby.

The spirit within

Fairer regulation and better access to finance and equity will give entrepreneurs plenty of encouragement, says Tony Peacock.

Eye for detail

It’s long been accepted that vision declines with age, but an Australian invention could soon change this, writes Clare Pain.

The new class

Australian innovation is making an impact on the world stage as businesses and researchers forge ahead into foreign markets says Penny Pryor.