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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxLX5crbBgM James Chin Moody, Sendle CEO, former CSIRO director and ABC New Inventors panellist, presents The Warren Centre’s 2018 Innovation Lecture: Delivering the future: A systems engineer’s journey into entrepreneurship, delivered in Sydney on Tuesday 11 September 2018. We need to meld creativity and engineering excellence, and...

Regional Institute Australia has published a study on the future of work and the relative vulnerability of jobs to automation across suburbs. In the report, regional cities were found to have the greatest proportion of jobs that are highly vulnerable to automation (28.1%), slightly more...

Further research supporting the case for a Camperdown-Ultimo Technology and Innovation Precinct was issued this month. After evaluating several international case studies, the NSW Department of Industry has issued a report describing the economic benefits of innovation precincts. Enhanced productivity, improved resilience to economic downturns and...

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of the Innovation and Science Australia board, presented the 2018 Francis Gurry Lecture on the topic Intellectual Property and the Business of Innovation in a pair of events in Melbourne and Sydney. Despite the government's decision to drop the word 'innovation' from...

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Atlassian founder Scott Farquhar at the UTS Proto-Space to announce plans for an inner Sydney innovation precinct that will stretch across the upgraded Central Station, UTS, University of Sydney, RPA Hospital and Australia Technology Park in Redfern. “Sydney and NSW are...

At an Innovation Summit hosted by the AFR this week, ministers, bureaucrats and pundits from the tech industry exchanged speeches diagnosing what needs to be done to kickstart innovation in Australia. Industry and Innovation Minister Michaelia Cash said the Commonwealth’s role is to enable innovation, and...

Australia punches above its weight in global achievements, and this week an Australia genius was awarded the Field Prize for Mathematics. Akshay Venkatesh completed his high school studies at the age of 13 with thoughts that he “might like to pursue mathematics”. Pursue he did, and...

IP Australia has recently issued two patent analytics reports. The overall 2017 Australian IP Report looks at intellectual property filings from all types. The agency declares that university-industry collaboration is not in a state of crisis and backs up that claim with a network diagram of...

Inspiring Australia is offering community groups of all kinds support of up to $20,000 towards Maker Projects. Stream B of the Maker Projects grants covers events and education activities delivered in the community that promote young people’s participation in the STEM disciplines. The intention of this funding...

Adelaide-based innovator 1414 Degrees is out to prove a new utility scale energy storage system based on molten silicon technology. The technology’s developers claim that their new device could come in at just 10% of the cost per kWh capacity of lithium ion batteries, when used in...

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