An innovative new tool designed to improve university/business research interaction has been launched by Group of Eight Australia.

“World-class research and innovative activities occur every day in Australia's universities, but it can be difficult for individuals and industry to identify and access specific expertise,” said Go8 Chair, Professor Paul Greenfield.

“The Go8 has developed a new search engine to raise the visibility of what universities can offer the business and wider community in addressing problems requiring advanced know-how.

The Australian Government is funding a new scholarship for an outstanding American professor to work with world-leading scientists from Australia.

A joint research report compiled by CSIRO and major aviation industry representatives shows that economically and environmentally beneficial aviation fuel is a viable proposition in the coming 20 years.

A new brain tumour research lab will open at the University of Adelaide today to investigate the causes behind one of Australia's most aggressive and least understood cancers, which kills one Australian every six hours.

The Federal Government has announced the funding for a new scholarship position to for an ‘outstanding’ American professor to work with Australian scientists.

IP Australia’s online patent searching system, AusPat, now provides full text searching of Australian patent records dating back to 1904 .

A new treatment for ‘superbugs' could be developed in Australia after a University of Queensland researcher received $5 million in funding to modify an existing antibiotic.

Professor Matthew Cooper, from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), will use the Seeding Drug Discovery Award from the UK's Wellcome Trust to chemically alter the structure of vancomycin. 

Former Federal Liberal MP Petro Georgiou has been appointed Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Monash University and the University of Melbourne in a joint appointment.

In a world first, Monash University and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) have jointly agreed to establish a Chair in Research focusing on the development of a new academic discipline “Peace Economics."

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations' (DEEWR) recently released Australian Jobs 2011 report has found that professional, scientific and technical services demand is due to increase by 17%, or 149,800 positions, over the coming five years. Most of this growth is expected to occur within the Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services and Legal and Accounting Services sub-sectors.

The peak Australian Government climate change agency, the Climate Change Commission (CCC), has written its most candid assessment of the world’s climate issues to date, saying that ‘there is no doubt’ that climate change is occurring

Researchers from the University of Utah are currently working on technology that stands to revolutionize the future of the electric car; the promise of roads that recharge the car that uses it.

The Western Australian Government has announced an investment of $10.8 million in new roads, power and optic fibre infrastructure in the State’s Mid-West in an attempt to bolster Australia and New Zealand’s bid for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope project

The Queensland Government has announced funding of $1.67 million in grants for emergency medical research.

A new $5.1 million South Australian Cancer Genome Facility is to be established at SA Pathology with a $3.5 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF), and a further grant of $1.05 million from the South Australian Government.

India and Australia will co-fund 18 collaborative projects under a multi-million dollar programme that could lead to better vaccines, more temperature tolerant crops and healthier food.

The Victorian Government has announced research currently underway into building  “new insights into Victoria's surface water and groundwater resources.”

An international team, of scientists, led by a team at Monash University has found the key to the hydrogen economy could come from a very simple mineral, commonly seen as a black stain on rocks.

The CSIRO has published a review of the Federal Government’s proposed Carbon Farming Initiative in the organization’s ECOS magazine.

A team of Monash researchers, lead by Professor Christophe Marcelle, have successfully identified the mechanism which causes stem cells to differentiate into specialised cells that form the muscular skeletal structure of animals. The research has since been published in the British scientific journal, Nature.

The Universities of Queensland, Newcastle, Monash and Western Australia have committed to a joint venture in the foundation of the International Energy Centre (IEC) to be opened by 2012.

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