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Innovation review paper released

10 September, 2008

The report of the Review of Australia's National Innovation System concludes that the country is falling behind the rest of the world and includes recommendations across a number of themes including innovation in business, strengthening people and skills, excellence in national research, information and market design, and taxation.

Nominations called for technology grants

08 August, 2008

A new grants program linking NSW and South Korea in joint technology projects has been announced. Preliminary applications for the grants will close on 30 September and final applications on 15 November.

Shaping up to the nanotechnology challenge

14 July, 2008

Any potential health, safety and environmental risks with the introduction of nanotechnology products will be addressed by Australia's regulatory system.

ARC grants hairing for success

02 June, 2008

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, Round 2, for funding in 2008 has resulted in funding for 208 of the 487 proposals. A hair examination protocol for forensic scientists is just one of the successful projects.

Have your say about the Future Fellowships consultation paper

23 May, 2008

Interested Australians have been invited to respond to a consultation paper on the development of the government’s new Future Fellowships scheme.

Online patent information

29 April, 2008

AusPat is a searchable online database containing Australian patent applications lodged and granted since 1979.

Strengthening research ties with India

21 April, 2008

The Australian Government will provide $7 million for new collaborative science initiatives under the Australia–India Strategic Research Fund.

Self development program for laboratory managers

08 April, 2008

A course in self management and managing others is being facilitated by SIA.

Citation awards for Australian scientists

03 April, 2008

Citation is the life-blood of many scientists. Thomson Scientific Citation Awards acknowledge those scientists with the highest overall citation rankings.

Is our antiquated patent system hindering science?

17 March, 2008

Biotechnology discoveries, like the method for creating synthetic life forms, are at risk of being unduly hindered by private corporations unless patent systems are brought into the 21st century, according to an expert from The Australian National University.

New era in scientific debate for Australia

07 February, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

Industries and sectors wait with baited breath for revolutionary new policies to be announced, increases in spending to be determined and any policies that the old government had planned can generally be assured of being tossed out the window

Readers respond to "Promoting science"

15 November, 2007

Our article on the state of science education in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Australia struck a chord with readers. We've assembled a few responses for your perusal:

Guidelines for analysing research economics

09 November, 2007

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association has released a guidebook designed to greatly improve scientists’ ability to accurately assess the economical benefit of their research.

Promoting science

06 November, 2007 by Janette Woodhouse, Editor

You can't just wake up one morning and decide to go for that job as a scientist. You need some qualifications

Leading scientist throws in the labcoat

25 October, 2007

The Australian National University will be using the 12th Frank and Bobbie Fenner Conference to honour the retirement of Emeritus Prof Frank Fenner, the Australian scientist who oversaw the eradication of smallpox.

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