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Undervaluing STEM skills

CEO of the Australian Industry Group, Innes Willox, says the Grattan higher education report misrepresents the value of STEM skills.

Water sensitivity can be achieved in Australia

A new report from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Water Sensitive Cities reveals ways Australia can move towards greater water sensitivity.

Rethinking Australia’s innovation sector

A 15-year strategic plan for Australia’s innovation sector is being developed over the next year. But how does it compare to the rest of the world?

Australian research funding infographic

The latest OECD figures reveal how Australia’s science and research funding compares with other countries.

Continuous deployment

Innovation psychologist Dr Amantha Imber writes about a critical ingredient for business tech innovation in an extract from her book, the Innovation Formula.

Chatting with chatbots

The future of chatbots is more than just small-talk, says researchers at CSIRO and the University of Queensland.

Diversity brings a competitive advantage

Women must leverage the new demand for gender diversity, says Yasmine Finbow, Director of the Women in Tech. conference.

Investing in small business

Key lessons from the USA on commercialising quality research to compete effectively in the global economy.

Algorithms making social decisions

The social life of algorithms: shaping, and being shaped by, our world.

Firing up our start-ups

Getting start-ups into high-growth mode earlier is a key national priority for innovation.

The startup nation

Israel provides lessons in linking education and innovation.

No backing away

CRCA Chief Executive Dr Tony Peacock explains why there has never been a more exciting time to be an innovator in Australia.

The role of science and innovation in a 21st century government

A fresh start is needed for science and innovation from the new PM.

Can driverless cars save the planet?

Driverless cars could provide considerable economic and environmental benefits for Australia.

Housing industry could save auto jobs

Growth in Australia’s modular building housing industry could save jobs from the auto manufacturing industry.

Uncertainty the core of policy design

Professor Warwick McKibben notes the importance of flexibility and uncertainty in approaching future challenges.

The need for risk

Commercialising research takes years of work and risk-taking, Margaret Gardner explains.

Science Australia’s business heart

The Miles Review of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program has been released and endorsed by the Minister for Science and Industry, Ian Macfarlane.

No silver bullets

Wilson da Silva looks at some innovative ideas in energy storage.

The spirit within

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