Australia targets net zero emissions with next-generation renewable energy technology

Australia plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and our universities are spearheading the scientific innovations to achieve it.

Aussie invention predicts power line faults that can cause bushfires

An early fault detection (EFD) system designed at RMIT University is helping to prevent bushfires and blackouts in North America, Europe and Australia.

Quantum allies push commercialisation 

Governments seek a startup ecosystem beyond quantum computing: Australia’s chief scientist Cathy Foley, speaking at the Quantum Australia conference this week

Leading universities join Uniseed venture fund to invest in future of Australian innovation

Monash University joins as partner, along with the University of Newcastle, UTS, Western Sydney University, and Macquarie University.

Construction begins on Big Build $40 million Eagle Farm TAFE Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre

CIMIC Group’s Broad Construction has been selected to deliver TAFE Queensland’s new Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre at the Eagle Farm TAFE campus.

UNSW Sunswift Racing claims Bridgestone World Solar Challenge victory after wind drama in Outback

UNSW student team ranked #1 in prestigious solar car race across Australia despite weather conditions preventing all Cruiser Class competitors from completing the full 3600km distance from Darwin to Adelaide.

Electronic sensor the size of a single molecule a potential game-changer

Australian researchers have developed a molecular-sized, more efficient version of a widely used electronic sensor.

Monash team breaks record for human powered bicycle

Monash team reaches speeds of 116kmh to officially become Australia’s fastest human powered bicycle.

Nurturing the spirit of human discovery

Cradles of innovation, Australian universities nurture the soul of science, driving tomorrow’s breakthroughs.

4 ways Australian university science is driving discovery

It takes the whole faculty to foster exceptional science. Here are four ways Australian University Science is paving the way to exceptional innovation.

Behind the breakthroughs – the realm of quantum

Australia’s universities have built the nation’s quantum expertise and abilities for decades, making a multibillion-dollar industry possible.

Cybernetics: study this new type of engineering bringing together people and tech      

Cybernetics is a type of engineering study exploring big dynamic systems, like the internet, the environment, governments, cultures and even our own bodies. It is also about building new systems that bring together people, technology and the environment.

Conference maps AI revolution set to overhaul every industry

Artificial intelligence-powered tutors for every child, state-of-the-art medical developments and the death of the call centre are among some of the ways AI will revolutionise every industry sector, a conference has been told.

Seaweed business roadmap – a new billion dollar industry?

How can seaweed change the world? For one thing it can superpower the Australian science industry, and academic and business is calling for a roadmap to capitalise on innovation.

Novel approach offers cheap, reliable positioning systems for robots

QUT researchers have developed a unique and improved approach to the way robots see, with the aim of making cheap and reliable positioning systems for applications such as service robots and general autonomous vehicle systems.

$1m impact fund to bring new transport sector tech innovations to market

iMOVE CRC launches $1m impact fund for Australian companies to bring new transport sector tech innovations to market

Strengthening the future of the nuclear workforce

Webinar: Strengthening the future nuclear workforce with diverse skills and knowledge. 21 June 2023.

The innovation pipeline. The value chain of Australian universities. Australian University Science – Issue 9.

The latest issue of Australian University Science asserts that the university-science research value chain is complex, iterative, and has value at all stages.

The value of university science

Dr Katherine Woodthorpe asserts that university research is never just basic, or just commercialisable: it’s a complex value chain that drives innovation.

Universities: incubators of invention

For innovation, overnight success is often decades in the making: a keystone of which almost always comes from basic science at universities.

It is rocket science! University science must be supported at all levels

Researchers work across every part of the spectrum, from seeking fundamental knowledge to developing participatory outcomes that include benefits to end users, influence on policy, commercial partnerships and outcomes.

Four areas where fundamental research brings benefits to society and the economy.

Fundamental university science research has drawn inspiration from the Great Barrier Reef’s carbon storage capacity, the plant world’s ultra-efficient storage and transport structure, the reinvention solid state physics to develop new materials for electronic efficiency and advanced agricultural to nourish future outposts in space.

Networking the Monash research and innovation ecosystem

New innovation precinct to position city as an international destination of global research and enterprise.