Highlights from the Spark Festival’s Spin on Spinouts

This week, the Spark Festival’s ‘The Spin on Spin-Outs’ event showcased five spinout founders who have commercialised research from CSIRO’s Data61.

ANSTO breast cancer detection breakthrough on the horizon

An advanced medical imaging technique is being prepared for clinical application by ANSTO to improve breast cancer detection and diagnosis.

La Trobe and German Aerospace Agency launch Earth observation camera

The partnership has launched a high resolution Earth Observation camera for installation on the International Space Station.

Agtech startup FluroSat infuses data for food security

An agtech startup is harnessing data from remote sensing to optimise farming practices and improve food security.

Artificial intelligence links eyes to personality

New research uses state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms to demonstrate a link between personality and eye movements.

The need for science to focus on data sharing

Should scientists’ incentives place as much emphasis on how openly available they make their data, as on the scholarly articles they publish?

CSIRO Energise app to map Australian energy usage

A CSIRO app will survey Australians about their energy use in order to gain a better understanding of the way we consume, generate and interact with energy.

Game on – assistive tech for Parkinson’s disease

Research trials begin for assistive technology to improve Parkinson’s health outcomes.

Nano-science device produces ‘clean’ super-strength carbons

Enabling the production of materials such as graphene and sliced carbon nanotubes, with the bonus of not needing to use harsh or toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process.

Commercialising quantum computing technology

Archer in negotiations to commercialise ground-breaking quantum computing technology

From petri dish to market place

CRC’s around Australia are delivering real results on the ground.

Northern Australia’s innovation frontier

Using technology to manage agriculture puts the power into the hands of the farmers.

Why can’t my Uber find me?

We are getting so precise with data that new issues are emerging, such as marrying the super-precision of GPS with the planet-shaping forces of continental shift.

Bridging innovation’s valley of death

The road from great science to commercial victory can be treacherous. Bianca Nogrady investigates how three CRCs negotiated potential ‘valleys of death’ to reach market success.

The autonomous future of warfare

Robots that could clear minefields or recover injured soldiers are potential projects for the newly formed Defence Cooperative Research Centre for Trusted Autonomous Systems.

Unearthing resource value

The CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) has developed environmentally sustainable technology to reduce waste and conserve water in the mining process.

Research doesn’t begin and end in a laboratory

The Lowitja health institution is working towards providing health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Testing Australia’s top aircraft

A team at ANSTO has developed a treatment to repair and strengthen the outer shell of aircrafts.

Taming toxic pollution

CRC CARE is addressing the significant growing issue of environmental contaminants with innovative and effective real-world solutions.

Waking up to a big problem

Sleep disorders, such as insomnia and sleep apnoea, are often under diagnosed but the Alertness CRC is finding new ways to recognise and treat them.

ANSTO in close partnership with 12th World Congress

The 2018 World Congress will be held in Melbourne, Australia from April 20-24th where thousands will gather to discuss current advancements in medicine.

Coral bleaching prevented through reef sun shield

Development of a ‘sun shield’ gives hope to the future of the Great Barrier Reef

Intellectual Property Insights

Patenting and publishing are are not mutually exclusive – it all comes down to timing.

Driving innovation in the Australian automotive sector

“Without that opportunity to get in front of a Parliamentarian to share my excitement and passion for my work, that may not have happened.”