Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia, has called for greater collaboration between Australian businesses and our publicly funded research institutions in a speech delivered today at the Westmead Research Hub.
Few examples of Australian tax policy are subject to as frequent change as the Research & Development tax subsidy, again under review by the federal government. Substantive changes to the rules have occurred every five of the past 20 years. By contrast, the US has had essentially the same R&D tax rules since 1990.
Don’t miss out: it’s now easier to claim Research and Development (R&D) activities than ever before, as Alan Johnson reports.
Perth-based 3D printing company Aurora Labs has announced that it has lodged another patent application, this time for a method of producing metal powders.
If your health practitioner has used a syringe, tongue depressor (to look at your throat), pacemaker, stethoscope, X-ray or MRI scan, blood test, dental filling or joint implant to treat you, you’ve encountered a product from the medical technology industry.
PRINCIPLES from the automotive, mining and paper industries have helped develop a machine to convert cheap pulpwood into a premium product with the same properties as tropical hardwood.
First released in October last year, the Synergy platform was officially launched by Renesas in Australia recently. Brent Balinski spoke to the company and one of its local independent design house partners about developing products for the Internet of Things.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation agenda is being questioned again after both the Coalition and Labor agreed to make cuts to Australia’s R&D tax incentive.
Not only is Apple suffering from a major lack of hardware innovation but it’s also being outdone in software and online, where apps reign supreme. It quite possibly signals the company’s eventual demise.
Australian graphene solutions company Imagine Intelligent Materials has announced a successful field trial of a product for coating geosynthetics, enabling leak detection.
This year’s Global Innovation Index has been released, revealing that Australia has slipped in the rankings.
Flexco has released the PTEZ Belt Trainer tracking idler for its line of belt trainers. Designed with the company’s “Pivot and Tilt” feature, it can be used in any application that requires tracking to prevent damage to the belt or conveyor structure, including single-direction and reversing belts. The Pivot and Tilt feature ensures that the … Continue reading Flexco launches belt trainer for conveyor tracking
In recent years, the use of modern adhesive technologies has become increasingly prominent in the industry. There is a good reason for this, as high-performance adhesives deliver numerous advantages for constructors and processors alike. In particular, the property of bonding all kinds of materials quickly and securely is one of the reasons why adhesives are … Continue reading Modern adhesives – a key manufacturing technology of the future
Australian billionaire Jack Cowin has urged the Turnbull government to consider US Chapter 11-style bankruptcy laws to aid local entrepreneurialism.
Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, AO has called for universities to act as engines of social change, preparing graduates to be job capable with the capacity to adapt to change. Dr Finkel was speaking at a special event in Swinburne University of Technology’s Factory of the Future to formally launch a new partnership between Swinburne and … Continue reading Swinburne and CSIRO cement new partnership
Viral sensation the Australian Seabin invention is in its final trials, with the team developing it in Europe anticipating production early next year.
Innovation might be a word some are sick of, but it remains essential for success. Melbourne-based manufacturer Trajan Scientific and Medical shared a few insights into what it involves for them. Brent Balinski writes.
Universities today are under more pressure than ever to collaborate with industry.
In the words of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:
Increasing collaboration between businesses, universities and the research sector is absolutely critical for our businesses to remain competitive.
New industry, innovation and science minister Greg Hunt has said that the innovation message had to be made meaningful to everybody and not just focus on digital start-ups. In an interview with The Australian Financial Review, Hunt said that innovation was critical for all businesses, including established ones. Some have criticised prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation … Continue reading Innovation fundamental to businesses, jobs, must be communicated: Greg Hunt
Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation agenda failed to resonate with the Australian electorate, but it is too important to be abandoned. The agenda can be recast in several ways.