Eight additional facilitators have joined a national network of Innovation Facilitators to help Australian businesses access knowledge, engage with researchers and foster innovation to grow their businesses.
Ten new science and technology innovations including new radar technology for the Australian Defence Force and a standardised cancer treatment for animals have been selected for the third round of CSIRO’s ON accelerator program.
The Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap has been released.
The Draft 2016 Roadmap highlights nine research infrastructure focus areas that will enable Australia to pursue transformational research while delivering returns for the community and industry partners.
The first round of grants for the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) grant programme have been offered. The WISE programme helps to address gender equality by increasing women and girls’ participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and entrepreneurship.
As part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, funding will be provided to 14 researchers and small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) under the Global Connections Fund component of the Global Innovation Strategy.
Melbourne-based innovation expert Dr Charles Day has been appointed as CEO of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia (OISA). His appointment follows an extensive international search for a world-class business, innovation and science strategist to lead the organisation.