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Funding for business globalisation

28 May, 2007

The government has introduced the Global Opportunities program, promising $254.1 million over 10 years to help Australian companies become global businesses.


Sydney professor honoured with prestigious award

24 May, 2007

Two respected chemists across the world from one another will share the 2007 Welch Award in Chemistry, bestowed for their achievements in theoretical chemistry.


New appointments to Monash institutes

17 May, 2007

Leading international molecular biologist, Professor Nadia Rosenthal has been appointed head of Victoria’s new Regenerative Medicine Institute in an announcement made by Minister for Innovation, John Brumby.


Unique research collaboration opportunity with Hong Kong

16 May, 2007

A leading Chinese official has highlighted Australia’s opportunity to undertake new R&D collaborations with Hong Kong, in the lead-up to the 2007 Cooperative Research Centres Association Conference.


UQ uses nanotechnology in medical testing

18 April, 2007

University of Queensland researchers are using nanotechnology in the medical diagnostic testing of diseases such as cervical cancer.


New chemical classification system for Australia

03 November, 2006

Information on a new global system for the classification and labelling of chemicals was released by the Australian Compensation and Safety Council (ASCC) this week.


Giving laboratory managers a voice

01 November, 2006

At the opening of the 2006 Laboratory Managers Conference at the Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne, the SIA’s executive director, Duncan Jones MAICD, announced the formation of the Australasian Laboratory Manager’s Association (ALMA).


Science opportunity for year 9 students

19 October, 2006

The Siemens Science Experience is a three-day hands-on science, engineering and technology program that will be conducted in Australian universities in 2006/2007 for students who will be entering year 10 in 2007.


Patent mapping and technology licensing

09 October, 2006 by David Lambourne, Freehills Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

Australia is a net importer of intellectual property rights. A question that all people who invest in intellectual property should ask is "Are you paying too much?" The answer to this question in many cases is "Yes!"


MoU focuses on education

04 September, 2006

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and Engineers Australia plan to work more closely together to advance the development of better public policy in relation to engineering and technology issues.


500 Australian Standards to be cut

28 August, 2006

To maintain relevant Australian Standards, Standards Australia has embarked on a project to reassess about 2000 standards sectors that are more than 10 years old.


Now is not the time to pause in the fight for increased research funding

09 August, 2006 by Duncan Jones, Executive Director, SIA

On 10 March 2006, the Treasurer, Mr Peter Costello, announced the Productivity Commission's review of public support for science and innovation in Australia


Survey finds FDA scientists pressured to exclude and alter findings

02 August, 2006

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in the US has released survey results that demonstrate pervasive and dangerous political influence of science at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Changes to standard

31 July, 2006

Standards Australia Committee ME-002-04 has agreed to adopt ISO 11623:2002 ‘Transportable gas cylinders – Periodic inspection and testing of composite gas cylinders’ with national modifications.


Research capability to be boosted by improved collaboration

31 July, 2006

The Minister for Education, Science and Training, Julie Bishop has announced six initiatives that will support greater collaboration between researchers, both domestically and internationally.


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