Growing sovereign capability, issue 6, Australian University Science

Australian University Science magazine showcases exceptional science teams and science graduates working with industry

Four ways university science is building sovereign capability

Australian university science has a long history of co-investing with major international and national organisations to build sovereign capability.

Soil science critical to food production in a climate challenged future

Australian farming is backed by a century of soil science critical to our capability to support food production in a climate challenged future. 

Profile: Helen Tower, manufacturing vaccines

Tower’s background in pharmacology and immunology landed her a place in the CSL Graduate Program, based at Seqirus, CSL’s vaccine-manufacturing business.

Profile: Marco Petasecca, building space capability

Associate Professor Marco Petasecca is securing Australia’s space-faring future by establishing local testing facilities to certify Australian electronic components for space.

Preparing for the next pandemic

Scientists in universities across Australia, energised by the pitched battle against COVID-19, are developing a suite of home-made solutions to future scourges.

Opinion: Expediting science expertise

Australian universities have a vital role to play in ensuring that we have sufficient people with the advanced skills needed to run such sophisticated industries.

Fighting fungal infections: Giant leaps for smart nanotech

Newly engineered nanoparticles developed by scientists at the University of South Australia to treat drug-resistant fungal infections.

Reader survey: win free ticket to Jim Collins event: Reader Survey

We want to hear from you! Complete the Science Meets Business Reader Survey and win a ticket to see Jim Collins at the upcoming ‘Turning the Flywheel’ global virtual event.

Metal-absorbing plants and a sustainable future for mining

Phytomining research has the potential to unlock a sustainable stream of critical metals, including from mine wastes and tailings, that still hold residual metals of interest.

Tech heavy-weights combined forces to form new industry association

Leaders in Australian tech companies combine forces to shape Australia’s digital future.

Investment in youth environmental education key to addressing climate change

Greater investment and innovation in educating children about environmental issues is needed to help future generations respond to the climate emergency, experts warn.

Roadmap highlights opportunity to lead in carbon capture and utilisation

Australia could turn carbon dioxide waste into a valuable revenue stream according to a new report from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO.

SA Science and Innovation Awards, nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2021 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards, celebrating South Australia’s top researchers, industry leaders and educators.

New ‘warm vaccine’ effective against all key virus variants.

A ‘warm’ COVID-19 vaccine suitable for remote and resource-limited locations lacking access to cold storage supply chains is one step closer following an international collaboration between scientists from India and Australia.

COVID-19 exacerbated gender inequity in the STEM workforce

New report: COVID-19 has exacerbated gender inequity in the STEM workforce across the Asia Pacific

UNSW joins the Wolfpack Space Hub to support space startups

UNSW Sydney and Wolfpack Space Hub have joined forces to collaborate on creating a startup for space businesses.

New DNA test to transform wild fish population management

A DNA test developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, can improve management of wild fish populations for conservation or harvest by determining the ages of fishes.

CSIRO opens satellite offering for Aussie Earth observation

Australian researchers in industries like agriculture and natural disaster management can now apply to direct the Earth observation satellite

Australian finalist in international science communication prize

The successful Australian video entry about Project Gilghi details an initiative to supply remote communities with energy-efficient, transportable water purifying treatment plants.

Intergenerational challenges can be solved by science

Australia must ‘level up’ on our outlays in income-generating R&D and research translation to tackle the vast structural economic, social and budget challenges ahead, the nation’s peak body for science and technology has said.

Multiversity investment to deliver skills and research dividend for NSW

NUW Alliance recently launched its Multiversity program of specialist technology courses, designed and delivered with TAFE NSW and industry, to drive job creation and upskilling at Bradfield in western Sydney.

Leading astrophysicist takes out top prize in Space Awards

The Australian Space Awards recognise the best and brightest who are driving the development of
Australia’s space economy in the Australian space industry.

Celebrating innovation and excellence

Each year the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) recognises outstanding senior and emerging innovators with national awards.