Chief Scientist calls for a national conversation to develop a new set of national science priorities

The Australian Government has asked me to development of a draft list of national science priorities.

University science supports the critical transition to net zero

Decarbonisation relies on the deep science capability present across our universities and the ability to train the next generation, writes Professor Caroline McMillen AO, Chief Scientist for South Australia.

Professor Ian Frazer AC explores the case for curiosity.

Basic science is far more than the translatable research outcomes it might enable. It is also the catalyst for significant advances in our social and economic wellbeing. 

Opinion: Expediting science expertise

Australian universities have a vital role to play in ensuring that we have sufficient people with the advanced skills needed to run such sophisticated industries.

Why we work better together

University science works with the CSIRO to build communities around new and groundbreaking areas of research as well as facilitating connections and collaborations with industry.

University science mobilises in a pandemic: Opinion

Professor John Shine AC FRS PresAA on the proud history of university science helping us to understand, protect against, and prevent many infectious diseases, from influenza to the viruses that cause some cancers.

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.

Collaboration at a higher scale

At a time when collaboration is at its most complex, Australia’s thought leaders pinpoint the nuts and bolts of fruitful partnerships.

How to move mountains

Jan Janssen, Senior Vice President of Design & Development at Cochlear, takes a look at the multidisciplinary collaboration that underpins the world’s most sophisticated solutions.

Speak up for STEM and give facts a chance

Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia, sheds light on the platforms that allow researchers to forge relationships with Australia’s decision-makers.

Creating a secure and resilient economy

Cybersecurity is a perfect example of turning a challenge into a collaboration opportunity, says the Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation & Trade, Hon Philip Dalidakis MP.

Crossing the cultural divide

Dr Maggie Evans-Galea, Executive Director of ATSE’s Industry Mentoring Network in STEM, paints a picture of Australia’s science and innovation future – one that requires a major cultural shift.

Evidence-based policy in action

Professor Ken Baldwin, Director of the Energy Change Institute at ANU and founder of Science meets Parliament, offers a way forward for evidence-based policy in Australia.

Bringing business to uni

Professor Zdenka Kuncic, Founding Co-Director of AINST, explores opportunities to collaborate and accelerate through the U2B model.

Coming to the table

Vice Chancellor of the University of South Australia, Professor David Lloyd, believes university and industry have a shared purpose.

Research collaboration in the startup scene

Petra Andrén, CEO of Cicada Innovations, uncovers the collaborative mechanisms that are vital to successful research, industry and startup activity.

Working collaboratively means welcoming tension

Founder of Collabforge, Dr Mark Elliott, offers five steps organisations can follow to dramatically increase their chances of successful collaboration.

The art of collaborative relationships

Professor Sharon Bell, board member of Ninti One, examines different approaches to collaboration and debunks the myth of individual creative genius.

Environments for collective creation

Brad Furber, COO of the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre at UNSW Australia, paves the path to easier, faster and more impactful collaboration.

Successful collaboration unpacked

Professor Andrew Rohl, Director of the Curtin Institute for Computation, compares academic collaboration with partnerships that involve industry.

Why digital disruption will create your next career

In the age of digital disruption, Australia’s thought leaders reveal how Australian organisations can make the most of disruptive opportunities.

Disruptive technology is more than just apps

Chief Technology Officer of IBM Australia and Vice President of IBM Research, Dr Joanna Batstone, discusses how scientists and business leaders can work together in disruptive partnerships.

Cognitive technology is the future, digital is simply a platform

Dr Joanna Batstone pinpoints what makes emerging technology so disruptive, and explains why we need to become more ambitious in our disruptive efforts.

Remaining relevant in the digital age

Head of KPMG Innovate, James Mabbott, uncovers the point of difference between those who remain resilient to change and those who get left behind.