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.
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.
Any potential health, safety and environmental risks with the introduction of nanotechnology products will be addressed by Australia's regulatory system.
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.
Interested Australians have been invited to respond to a consultation paper on the development of the government’s new Future Fellowships scheme.
AusPat is a searchable online database containing Australian patent applications lodged and granted since 1979.
The Australian Government will provide $7 million for new collaborative science initiatives under the Australia–India Strategic Research Fund.
A course in self management and managing others is being facilitated by SIA.
Citation is the life-blood of many scientists. Thomson Scientific Citation Awards acknowledge those scientists with the highest overall citation rankings.
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.
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
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.
You can't just wake up one morning and decide to go for that job as a scientist. You need some qualifications
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.