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.

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.

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

Virtual tourists to be ‘teleported’ into the deep past for World Heritage bid

Flinders Ranges virtual tourists to be ‘teleported’ into the deep past for World Heritage bid.

Needle-free COVID-19 vaccine shows promise

A needle-free COVID-19 vaccination could be possible, with University of Queensland scientists successfully protecting mice from the virus by administering a US-developed vaccine candidate with a ‘patch’.

5 ways small business benefits from university science.

From solar cells to meat substitutes, Australian university sciences adds value to Australian small business.

Regional science innovation drives new carbon era

Advances in materials science are behind the growth of small businesses located in and around the Geelong Future Economy Precinct, encompassing Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus in Victoria.

Connecting knowledge to market

Bridging the gap between science and SMEs provides huge benefits to society, says Sally-Ann Williams of Cicada Innovations.

Collaboration to grow local smarts in emerging capabilities

Collaboration to support Australia’s growing space, defence and national security capabilities.

ANSTO develops new tech to minimise mining footprint

New, cutting edge technology provides insights into climate change and minimises the effects of mining by making it more efficient.

Government calls for consultation on uni research fund

Have your say in the University Research Commercialisation consultation paper.

Bioinformation is about to change the world

We are now at the point when synthetic biology techniques can allow information to flow from digital systems into living organisms, paving the way for technologies of vast potential, say Macquarie University researchers.

AI can now learn to manipulate human behaviour

Artificial intelligence (AI) is learning more about how to work with (and on) humans.

CyberSeek launched to close Australia’s cybersecurity talent gap

An interactive mapping tool that tracks the state of the Australian cyber security job market in real time and provides data on the talent gap within the sector

Recycling face masks into roads to tackle COVID-generated waste

Researchers have shown how disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste.

CSIRO ‘gene sandwich’ to enhance wheat rust resistance

Australia is expecting a strong wheat crop this year, but that would be threatened if a large outbreak of wheat rust occurred. CSIRO, led an international effort to develop wheats with a stronger and potentially more durable level of resistance against rust diseases.

CRC success: mineral processing technology to take on the world

CRC ORE-developed simulation software platform for improving the efficiency of mineral processing operations is set to take on the world.

Thermal energy storage the key to reducing agricultural food pollution

UniSA thermal energy researcher Professor Frank Bruno has been awarded almost $1 million by the Federal Government to find a solution to agricultural pollution in Australia and India.

Boehringer Ingelheim and Google partner for quantum pharma R&D

Quantum computing offers the potential to significantly accelerate and optimize the discovery of future new medicines for patients

Livestream STEM Event

The next generation needs to know this

Algal biotech startups, the future of math, AI in healthcare and preventing hate speech on social media – find out what you need to know about 2021’s future industries.

Ensuring Sydney’s place as a global hub for quantum

Sydney Quantum Academy is working to create thousands of well-paid, high-tech jobs building on the city’s quantum strengths.

Driving innovation by creating beta-testing sites for researchers

NSW could significantly increase technological innovation and new product development by creating beta-testing sites within NSW for university researchers.

First-of-its-kind chatbot developed to support genetic counselling

Scientists at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, in partnership with Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, have developed an Australian-first digital conversation agent (a ‘chatbot’) that could support patients in making informed decisions about genomic testing for future health risks.