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.
New members have joined the International Selection committee of the worldâ€™s largest technology award, the Millennium Technology Prize.
A CSIRO Exploration and Mining scientist has won this yearâ€™s Fulbright Business/Industry (Coral Sea) Award.
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.