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Australia facing engineering shortage

24 July, 2012

Addressing the shortage of engineering skills in Australia will require targeted policies from the government to attract new engineers and retain existing engineers, according to a new report.

Science communication in Australia

31 May, 2012

How scientifically aware is the Australian public? The scientific community needs to attract students to scientific careers and gain government funding and public support; and to do this effectively, it has to engage the public. Are we doing this? Who knows? Actually, no one really knows. But they are trying to find out and you can help by completing a survey.

Bullish biotech industry set to increase staffing

23 April, 2012

Fifty Australian biotechnology companies plan to spend at least $610 million on research and development in 2012 and 82% expect their business to grow this year according to AusBioTech’s annual Biotechnology Industry Position Survey.

Biotech and pharma driving HPLC market to US$4.1bn

16 November, 2011

The global HPLC systems and accessories market is forecast to reach US$4.1bn by 2017, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts.

Radiation detection materials industry worth $2.7 billion by 2016

22 October, 2011

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has released a report on the radiation detection materials market. The report quantifies the market for scintillation, thin-film and semiconductor detection materials used for domestic security, military, medical imaging, nuclear power, science and geophysical applications. Also included is an in-depth assessment of the opportunities for a broad range of materials including sodium iodide, lanthanum bromide, caesium iodide, strontium iodide, cadmium compounds, silicates, halides, oxides, plastics/polymers, GaAs and nanocrystals among others.

Increasing demand for temporary positions in the scientific sector predicted

31 August, 2011

There will be an increasing demand for temporary workers in the scientific industry, according to Kelly Scientific Resources.

GM crop destruction seen as unacceptable

15 July, 2011

The destruction of GM crops at CSIRO is seen as unacceptable by the Australian Acadamy of Science.

IRL calling for innovation agency to boost NZ's manufacturing sector

15 April, 2011

IRL is calling for the creation of an advanced technology innovation enterprise to help New Zealand's manufacturing sector.

Deloitte sponsors competition to better predict chess outcomes

31 March, 2011

Kaggle announces that Deloitte is sponsoring a competition aimed at using data analytics to find the most accurate rating system to predict chess outcomes, which will in turn help solve business problems.

Antibacterial sales to decline

08 March, 2011

Despite a number of new hospital brands to be launched targeting serious infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria, there will be a market decline caused by genericisation, safety concerns and resistance of leading antibacterial brands.

Government's initiative to compare Australia's research efforts

02 February, 2011

The government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative will help discover how Australia's research efforts compare to the rest of the world.

Innovation activity in Australia doubles in 2010 index

10 December, 2010

IBM Australia and the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, have published the fourth edition of the IBM-Melbourne Institute ‘Innovation Index of Australian Industry’ which reveals growth in innovative activity in Australia between 2007-2008.

Support continues for biotechnologies

27 October, 2010

Australians continue to strongly support biotechnologies that provide health and environmental benefits, but support for genetically modified (GM) foods has dropped slightly since 2007, a new survey has found.

Businesses invest $16.9 billion in research and development

27 September, 2010

Australian firms are increasing their investment in research and development according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

US investors eye Queensland biotech

21 January, 2010

Queensland biotechnology companies are set to receive an increased visibility with overseas investors, following the signing of a partnership between a United States venture capital group and a group of leading Queensland life sciences entities.

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