Thinking beyond the barriers to innovation

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

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.

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.

Transforming manufacturing: Industry 4.0

Embracing deep tech is transforming Australia’s manufacturing sector, which has faced big challenges, and opportunities, as globalisation impacts supply chains, competition ramps up internationally, and consumer markets expand and demand new, innovative products.

Cloud software to improve mining efficiency

Cloud-based software lets mining engineers improve mining efficiency in mining processes, then compare different scenarios across different time frames.

The future of battery power

Peak-proof renewable energy, advanced manufacturing growth and a long-lasting phone charge have one thing in common: innovation in battery power. The CRC for Future Battery Industries (FBICRC) and the CRC-P for Advanced Hybrid Batteries are charging up to take Australia’s homegrown industry to the next level.

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.

CRC energy trading research leads to career success

Energy trading and asset financing company Power Ledger is heading OS with its blockchain-based peer-to-peer energy trading platform.

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.

Pioneering quantum physicist to lead Archer’s quantum technology

Archer Exploration Limited has hired a pioneering quantum physicist to lead the company’s quantum technology business.

7 questions with Frankl Open Science founder

Cognitive scientist and founder of Open Science platform Frankl Dr Jon Brock chats about the startup’s successes and why science needs more data sharing.

CSIRO invests $35M in future of space technology and AI

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is investing $35M in frontier research in Space Technology and Artificial Intelligence.

Launch of deep technology incubator

ANSTO has formally launched the nandin Deep Technology Incubator to enable the best and the brightest minds to come together to foster innovation.

Australian cyber security revenue set to triple within a decade

Australia is well-placed to become a global cyber security leader and cyber security revenue is set to triple, according to AustCyber.

Industry Minister launches 5th anniversary of Careers with STEM

Industry Minister, the Hon Karen Andrews, MP formally launched the 5th Careers with STEM: Code magazine on 2 November.

New pest monitoring start-up takes aim at fruit flies

A tech-driven pest monitoring start-up run by three CSIRO scientists is tackling Australia’s biggest biosecurity barrier to trade: the fruit fly.

Blockchain insights with Data61 researcher Dr Mark Staples

Data61 blockchain researcher Dr Mark Staples shares his insights into how blockchain can support large-scale research.

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.

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.

Australian government invests in science and technology

Australian STEM research corporations will benefit from the Federal Budget.

From petri dish to market place

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

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.