Thinking beyond the barriers to innovation

Two CRCs give their insights into wrapping up research programs with optimal impact.

Saving Australia’s oyster industry

The Future Oysters CRC-P is a case study for the success of short-term industry research collaboration, reports Matthew Brace.

A new legume brings hope to drought-affected cattle industry

A lifeline has arrived for northern Australia’s cattle farmers, who have endured almost a decade of drought, in the form of a new kind of legume.

Inexpensive materials for high-performance batteries of the future

Inexpensive materials can be used in high-performance batteries of the future to benefit, for example, Auto-Rickshaws.

Early career researcher Jess Moran

Early career researchers make a big impact

From bee breathalysers that detect disease to AI chatbots battling body image disorders, these early career researchers are thinking big.

Celebrating 30 years of CRC success

It’s 30 years since the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program was established. During this period, it has boosted productivity, grown the economy and created jobs.

Blue light helps the body clock tick

Flooding the night with light affects the human production of melatonin – a hormone that helps regulate sleep.

Rostering for better health and productivity

Shift work and irregular rostered hours can worsen workers’ health, safety and productivity.

Towards smarter transport

Three years into its 10-year funding period, iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre shares some of its early successes and reflects on the value of its emerging collaborations and need for national coordination.

Drops from thin air

A remarkable new material developed by the University of Sydney can extract water from air, and could change our future relationship with water.

Researchers from ANU make a surprising breakthrough for water innovation

University Science Delivering Water Innovation

Solving issues in water security starts with innovative teams where universities and industry work together.

Australian University Science: university science, universal impact

New publication Australian University Science reveals the research impact on future energy technologies.

Supercharging the next generation

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) focusses on training the next generation of research leaders in energy and smart materials.

The future Hydrogen Economy is scaffolded by universities

Science expertise is key to delivering sustainable energy solutions emerging from the hydrogen economy.

Pig power a game changer for pork producers

Pig farms in Australia are turning their waste product into an energy source by capturing and burning the methane from pig manure.

Smart move: Australians embrace the transport revolution

Autonomous cars might sound revolutionary but will only solve transport issues if they integrate with public transport and other vehicles.

Cheaper, faster mineral exploration

The $218 million MinEx CRC is the world’s largest exploration collaboration and brings deep new tech to the challenges of depleted resources.

Isotope research helping industry and the environment

Isotopic research techniques are a powerful tool for environmental scientists and researchers at ANSTO are global leaders in this field.

A hive of activity in bee research

The initial year of the CRC for Honeybee Products (CRCHBP) marks the start of the greatest concentration of research effort in the history of the honey bee sector in Australia.

Developing smarter ways to sleep

Experts at the CRC for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) are collaborating with institutions and industry to potentially help millions of people improve their sleep health.

Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry

New technology that harnesses sunlight to drive chemical reactions is paving the way for a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry.

Groundwork laid for world’s largest radio telescope: the Square Kilometre Array

The finishing touches are being put on designs for Australia’s contribution to the world’s largest radio telescope: the Square Kilometre Array.

Energy data assets platform to drive decision-makers

The NEAR energy data assets program from CSIRO, AEMO and the Department of the Environment and Energy will provide an important resource for energy researchers.

UNSW team exploring mining water on the moon

A team of UNSW Sydney engineers has an ambitious space mining plan to prove the commercial viability of mining water from the moon to produce rocket fuel.