Transforming innovation in Australia

Why small business could change the innovation game.

Armour forged through collaboration

The next big thing in body armour comes from the DMTC.

Award-winning app boosts mental health help for youth

Young people are up to 10 times more likely to disclose mental health concerns using a new app.

Australia’s leaders in research and innovation are honoured

Australia’s top researchers are recognised at the 2015 Thomson Reuters Australian Citation & Innovation Awards.

Understanding athletes’ immune function to optimise performance

The key to preventing illness from interfering with training and performance for athletes.

Help to combat pest animals is only a click away

The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre have a new online pest animal toolkit.

Lending fresh air to grain pest problem

Wheat growers are excited by early data from an on-farm experiment to assess a non-chemical method of reducing insect damage in stored cereal grain.

Tracing security issues to the source

Using freely available data, such as news reports and food prices, to map potential global trouble spots is one of four counterterrorism research projects established by the Data to Decisions CRC.

A field guide to frogs can now fit in your pocket

JCU researchers develop an app that catalogues the hundreds of frog species in Australia.

Farmers wired up

Research led by James Cook University scientists in collaboration with CSIRO and QUT has come up with a rugged and affordable computer network that could be a boon for cattle farmers.

Cell manufacturing links research and industry

Australia’s first cell therapy manufacturing centre is bridging the gap between cell research in the lab and its availability in the market.

3D body scanning helps build fighting force of the future

Researchers at the University of South Australia will take body measurements of Navy personnel using 3D scanning technology.

Uncovering healthcare cons

Reducing healthcare fraud is one long-term goal of a new research initiative by Australia’s Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC).

Alzheimer’s Disease drug discovery gives hope

Australian and Chinese scientists join forces on new Alzheimer’s drug based on stroke treatment.

First tech-commercialisation skills study funded

The first study to identify the skills and qualities required to successfully put research to use via commercialisation was awarded $98k grant funding today.

IP fund boosts commercialisation

A program to fund the protection of intellectual property at universities has almost doubled the filing of provisional patents in the past three years, says Sarah Keenihan.

JCU develops new standard for life jackets

James Cook University researchers are developing standards for new low buoyancy lifejackets to be used by Australian surf lifesavers. 

Science’s $145 billion value

A report released today has found that advanced physical and mathematical sciences make a direct contribution to the Australian economy of around $145 billion a year, ~11% of GDP.

Rabbits’ viral expansion

The Invasive Animals CRC is seeking improved methods of biological control to effectively manage rabbit populations.

Smart sole support for diabetic feet

Research by the Wound Management Innovation CRC may lead to a reduction of crippling foot injuries for people living with diabetes.

Polymer cells deliver on energy

Advances in the design and manufacture of polymer solar cells based on light harvesting dyes promise a solar power revolution.

Targeting kids’ cancer, gene by gene

Cancer researchers in Australia are using a revolutionary ‘personalised medicine’ approach to identify effective individualised treatment options for children.

iSee: Education’s future

Australian developers have begun to commercialise affordable new software that could revolutionise online education – as well as our interactions on the internet.

Antarctic robots trawl for climate data

Surveys by an unmanned submarine support suggestions that Antarctic sea ice is thicker than previously thought, according to research published in Nature Geoscience.