Lab business

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.


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.


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.


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.


Brisbane biotech signs Australian first agreement

21 February, 2007

Brisbane biotech company BioChip Innovations has become the first Australian company to sign a research collaboration agreement with Singapore’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME).


Queensland company wows New York

16 February, 2007

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 G’Day USA Australia Week.


ATSE seeks new CEO

22 January, 2007

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is advertising nationally for a chief executive officer to implement ATSE’s strategy, which includes national and international interactions dealing with technological issues of importance to the broad Australian community.


Leading cancer researcher is new bioscience boss

15 January, 2007

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).


Australian companies offered fast track opportunity

15 December, 2006

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.


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