Global energy giant GE has released two reports on the state of global innovation, which conclude that the country desperately needs to strengthen its industry support and proactively engage with leading innovation programs to increase its global competitiveness.

Universities Australia has labeled the Federal Government’s response to Dr Jane Lomax-Smith’s Base Funding Review Report as a ‘disappointing dismissal’ of the findings.

A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) has discovered a new protein that protects against viral infections, such as influenza.

Professor Warrick Couch has been appointed as Director of the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO).

An initiative to help humanities scholars create, archive, share and re-use electronic scholarly editions in a collaborative environment has attracted more than $600,000 in project funding

Five new members have been appointed to the Australian Research Council (ARC) Advisory Council.

New research has demonstrated the potential of a new kind of nanomaterial to filter out environmental toxins in water.

The Victorian Government is recruiting a Lead Scientist to  work with Chief Scientists of State Government agencies to provide high level, strategic advice to the Victorian Government on the role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the Government’s priorities.

The University of Adelaide has appointed Professor Robert Saint to the new role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Strategy).

Retired oil executive Dr Jim Buckee, who gained a BSc Honours at the University of Western Australia in 1967 and a PhD in Astrophysics at Britain's Oxford University in 1970, has made a $2 million donation to fund a new UWA post-doctoral research position for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

The Australian Academy of Science has announced the 2013 winners of its annual awards for scientific excellence.

A researcher at the Molecular Virology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Associate Professor David Harrich,  has determined  how to modify a protein in the HIV virus, so that it instead provides strong, lasting protection from infection.

Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd has partnered with Victoria University and received a $794,000 Federal Government grant for research on converting waste heat and waste water from textile processing into recycled water.

A major national and international genetic eye disease research project led by Australian researchers has identified a family of genes related to collagen that influence corneal thickness and disease risk.

A new Australia-China Research Centre for Light Metals (ACCLiM), to be headed by Monash University's Professor Xinhua Wu and Prof Xinming Zhang, Central-South University, China has been announced.

Australian and US photovoltaic research centres are combining forces to develop the next generation of solar technologies.

The University of South Australia’s Thin Film Coatings Group has entered into a strategic alliance with Swedish research and development company Arubedo AB to bring new electronic products to market.

Scientists at CSIRO and RMIT University have produced a new two-dimensional material that could revolutionise the electronics market.

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