Lab business

Conference on the importance of investing in science

08 May, 2007

The importance of investment in science and innovation will be emphasised on 16 May at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre, with the annual conference of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association.

Premier to lead biotech delegation to Boston

26 April, 2007

Victoria’s biotechnology sector will showcase its strengths when Premier Steve Bracks and Innovation Minister John Brumby lead a delegation of more than 150 businesses to BIO 2007 in Boston.

ATSE appoints CEO

26 April, 2007

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has appointed Dr Trevor Evans as chief executive officer, commencing 1 July 2007.

Inspiration through innovation

24 April, 2007

NSW will have a chance to enter the world of innovation and entrepreneurship as the annual Australian Innovation Festival rolls into its sixth year.

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.

Public support for science and innovation

04 April, 2007

When Commissioner Mike Woods released the Productivity Commission's research report, he said, "The most important functions of publicly-supported science and innovation are nurturing a highly skilled and creative workforce

Checklist for maximising return on R&D

02 April, 2007

Successful ‘proof of concept’ implementation is the key to maximising return on R&D investment in universities, according to Science Industry Australia (SIA).

Ariadne arrives in Australia and New Zealand

30 March, 2007

Pathway Studio software and Ariadne products will be distributed by GeneWorks in Australia and New Zealand.

Grant awarded for innovative laboratory instrumentation

21 March, 2007

LabTech Systems has been awarded $2.14m under the AusIndustry Commercial Ready Grant program to support the development and commercialisation of its laboratory instrumentation, MicroStreak.

Industry funding for e-learning

13 March, 2007

Businesses and industry groups must apply soon to be eligible for funding to support workforce development and training.

Scientist wins Fulbright to work with NASA

12 March, 2007

A CSIRO Exploration and Mining scientist has won this year’s Fulbright Business/Industry (Coral Sea) Award.

New committee members appointed

12 March, 2007

New members have joined the International Selection committee of the world’s largest technology award, the Millennium Technology Prize.

Tax concessions available for research

07 March, 2007 by Wendy Cramer, Journalist

The R&D Tax Concession is designed to fuel local research and development and is available to all sectors of industry

Competition to increase interest in science

27 February, 2007

Prompted by concern over an apparent decline of interest in science and technology as careers, Australia's national laboratory accreditation body, the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) is offering a science prize specifically targeted at senior primary grades in Australian schools.

Nominations open for 2007 Victoria Prize and Fellowships

23 February, 2007

The Minister for Innovation, John Brumby has urged leading and emerging scientists, engineers and innovators to nominate for the Victoria Prize and Victoria Fellowships science awards.

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