Reactions to the federal budget

A welcome focus on growing Australian capability Industry-research collaboration advocate Cooperative Research Australia (CRA) has praised the focus on growing Australia’s science and technological performance, continued support for Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) funding, and plans to transform Australian R&D. Budget 2024 “has put education, research, manufacturing and industrial transformation at its core” said CRA CEO…

Towards 3% R&D – Australia’s climate opportunity by Dr Katherine Woodthorpe

Today in our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – Katherine Woodthorpe looks at the potential of innovation in low emission products for export. She argues investing in innovation and STEM skills has economic returns. In the fight against climate change, Australia and the world are at a crossroads. The…

Grants up to $1 million available through Global Science & Technology Diplomacy Fund

Applications are open for the first round of grants under the federal government’s $6 million Global Science & Technology Diplomacy Fund – Strategic Element, with a stated aim to “strengthen scientific collaboration with our nearest neighbours” in the Asia-Pacific region.  Australian researchers and businesses can apply for grants valued between $100,000 to $1,000,000 for projects…

The crocodile bite that led to a pain relief gel – ATSE awards

Weaving Traditional Knowledge with western science for a new approach to pain relief headlined the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering’s (ATSE) annual national Awards announced tonight. The winning engineers and technologists were recognised for their work spanning climate change, mining, plastic waste, battery tech and food security among others. Nyikina Mangala West Kimberley…

ATSE urges net zero target to be brought forward 15 years

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has recommended that the federal government be more ambitious with its decarbonisation goals and commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035  rather than 2050 The Learned Academy representing almost 900 of Australia’s applied science, technology and engineering professionals announced a new position statement on…