Deriving data from dreamers

Less than two weeks before our Australia’s 50 Most Innovative Manufacturers awards event at Cockle Bay Wharf, we profile another of the standout candidates. Brent Balinski speaks to Sleeptite founder Cameron van den Dungen about an eight-year quest to develop what’s been described as “a bed that watches you sleep”. Sleeptite did not set out…

Non profits to join Industry Growth Program

The federal government has announced that not-for-profit industry organisations can now apply for grants to provide expert, sector-specific advice to startups and scaleups taking part in its $392.4 million Industry Growth Program. The programme, a replacement for the six Industry Growth Centres (IGCs), will now make available Industry Partner Organisation (IPO) grants of between $500,000…

Gradually getting under your skin

By Brent Balinski Nobody is exactly keen on getting a needle, and getting rid of them is an old idea.  Some articles trace an alternative, microarray patches, back to the 1970s, but today we still generally get our vaccines and various other drugs the old way – jabbed into our muscles.  Ideas are easy, but…

CSIRO programme targets SME innovation in agrifood

Start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)are being offered access a new online innovation learning program, ‘Innovate to Grow: Agrifood’, led by science agency CSIRO. The free 10-week online programme is designed to help Australian SMEs assess how they can advance their technologies, solutions and ideas through research and development (R&D). The programme, supported…

Wearable diagnostics, eco-concrete, cutting tool digital twins among funded industry PhDs

Support for 32 projects under the National Industry PhD Program has been announced, with $5 million awarded to industry-based projects in materials engineering, biomedical engineering and other research fields. According to assistant education minister Anthony Chisholm, who announced the funded projects on Monday, these would “enhance the world-class research being undertaken” in universities as well…