New members have joined the International Selection committee of the worldâ€™s largest technology award, the Millennium Technology Prize.
The R&D Tax Concession is designed to fuel local research and development and is available to all sectors of industry
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.
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.
Brisbane biotech company BioChip Innovations has become the first Australian company to sign a research collaboration agreement with Singaporeâ€™s Institute of Microelectronics (IME).
Minister for State Development John Mickel has congratulated Brisbane-based company BSD Robotics for its success at the Australian Innovation Shootout in New York as part of Gâ€™Day USA Australia Week.
The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is advertising nationally for a chief executive officer to implement ATSEâ€™s strategy, which includes national and international interactions dealing with technological issues of importance to the broad Australian community.
Professor Brandon Wainwright, cancer and cystic fibrosis researcher, is the new director of an Australian bioscience flagship, the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) at the University of Queensland (UQ).
The Company Chemists Association has offered Australian companies the opportunity to attend New Frontiers 2007, business seminar and business speed dating event, which seeks to help international companies that are keen to expand into the United Kingdom pharmacy market to fast track their business and understanding of the market.
Entries are now being accepted for Innovicâ€™s Next Big Thing Award 2007.
An award was announced at the AusBiotech 2006 Conference in Sydney, giving Australian scientists at the forefront of Australian medical research an opportunity to build their networks within the global arena and follow in the footsteps of Australian of the Year, Ian Frazer, taking his Australian research into the HPV vaccine to the global market.
When: 2-4 March 2007
Where: Sydney Convention Exhibition Centre
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.
Australiaâ€™s wine industry is seeking to boost investment in research and development to $225 million per annum to maintain the edge that new technologies and innovation has given the industry over its global competitors.
At the opening of the 2006 Laboratory Managers Conference at the Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne, the SIAâ€™s executive director, Duncan Jones MAICD, announced the formation of the Australasian Laboratory Managerâ€™s Association (ALMA).