The Australian Innovation Festival is finishing with a bang this week, with events including the AIIA iAwards and the Western Sydney Manufacturing Week 2007.
Leading international molecular biologist, Professor Nadia Rosenthal has been appointed head of Victoriaâ€™s new Regenerative Medicine Institute in an announcement made by Minister for Innovation, John Brumby.
A leading Chinese official has highlighted Australiaâ€™s opportunity to undertake new R&D collaborations with Hong Kong, in the lead-up to the 2007 Cooperative Research Centres Association Conference.
American company Sigma-Aldrich announced on 8 May that it has acquired Molecular Medicine BioServices (MMB), a biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing organisation located in Carlsbrad, California.
According to a report released by the Department of Industry Tourism and Resources which was prepared by Antonio Balaguer, Steven Playford and Ian Tranter of the Innovation Division, R&D expenditure by industry is not a stable and predictable beast.
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.
Victoriaâ€™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.
The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has appointed Dr Trevor Evans as chief executive officer, commencing 1 July 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.
University of Queensland researchers are using nanotechnology in the medical diagnostic testing of diseases such as cervical cancer.
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
Successful â€˜proof of conceptâ€™ implementation is the key to maximising return on R&D investment in universities, according to Science Industry Australia (SIA).
Pathway Studio software and Ariadne products will be distributed by GeneWorks in Australia and New Zealand.
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.
Businesses and industry groups must apply soon to be eligible for funding to support workforce development and training.