Archived News for Research Sector Professionals
- Do you have a research project that requires funding?
- Do you have an idea for a new product or service?
- Do you have a new project or idea but are not sure whether it is viable?
Your project or idea may be eligible for a Research and Innovation Grant. Any project that demonstrates a benefit to the Northern Territory and supports Northern Territory research priorities will be considered.
Applications are now open for 2011 Research and Innovation Grants.
Scientists are continuing to campaign against feared cuts to the National Health and Medical Research Council funding in next month's federal budget, amid hopes that the Federal Government may have decided against the $400 million cut.
The Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence (QGECE) at the University of Queensland, has been officially opened, marking a key step in Queensland’s bid to establish itself as a global hub for geothermal energy research, technology development and jobs.
The Edith Cowan University has entered a new research collaboration agreement with Dampier Salt Ltd (DSL), part of the Rio Tinto group, which will pave the way for a series of research opportunities in Australia’s north west.
An academic from the University of Western Australia has been chosen by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as Australia's representative on the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group for an initial period of two years.
The Tasmanian Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts is developing a Science and Research Sector Strategy as part of the state’s Economic Development Plan.
The Federal Government has released its Research Workforce Strategy, Research Skills for an Innovative Future, setting out a range of challenges, aspirations and priorities to improve the outcomes of research and research training for innovation in Australia.
The Federal Government has launched construction of the second phase of the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC) at Mount Stromlo. The Technology Centre will support Australia’s contribution to the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) which will be built in Chile.
The University of Western Australia and the Spanish National Research Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will result in collaboration and PhD positions being offered in four broad areas of research.
Australia’s best sports scientists will have access to world-class research facilities following a new agreement signed between Victoria University's Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, the Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Sports Commission.
The Queensland Government has launched its Cleantech Industry Development Strategy, setting out measures to support the environmental services, green building and materials, clean energy, resource recovery and recycling, sustainable transport, and water and wastewater management sectors.
Pressure is mounting on the Federal Government not to cut its health and medical research spending, as the Discoveries need Dollars campaign, initiated by the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, gains momentum.
A national Clean 21 Technology Innovation Network has been established by the Australian Government to help small and medium businesses reduce running costs and become more competitive and sustainable.
The Women in Science and Engineering Summit held this week in Parliament House Canberra has led to a number of commitments by research organizations and businesses to improving the retention rate for women in science and engineering.
The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) has released a discussion paper about the development of a 2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure which will identify Australia’s national research infrastructure priority areas.
The Australian Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE) has released its Strategic Directions report setting out priorities for renewable energy technology development and recommending initiatives to support development, commercialisation and large scale deployment.
A new manufacturing process using organic fibres to make planks for shipping pallets, developed by Biofiba Limited, based at Gosford, NSW, has been awarded funding of up to $1.97 million from CSIRO’s Australian Growth Partnership (AGP).
Shanghai-based Baosteel Group has partnered with The University of Queensland, University of New South Wales, Monash University, and the University of Wollongong to establish the Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development Centre.