Research and Industry showcase to push Australia’s science research dollar further

5 May 2015

Australia’s world-leading Cooperative Research Centres Programme will be celebrating 25 years of science impact and achievement at its annual conference in Canberra on 25 May. Federal cabinet ministers, CRC program leaders and policy experts will discuss the research challenges of the next 25 years in areas such as manufacturing, health, communications and the development of…  Read More...

Bob Hawke to speak at conference on innovation with Asia

19 May 2014

Bob Hawke will address the Innovating with Asia 2014 conference in Perth on May 20–21. The former prime minister will deliver the prestigious Ralph Slatyer Address on Science and Society at 4pm on Tuesday, May 20.  Read More...

Bob Hawke to speak at conference probing innovation with Asia

30 April 2014

Bob Hawke will address the Innovating with Asia 2014 conference in Perth on May 20–21. The former prime minister will deliver the prestigious Ralph Slatyer Address on Science and Society at 4pm on Tuesday, May 20. The conference, organised by the Cooperative Research Centres Association, will tackle big issues such as the future of Australian…  Read More...

Outstanding research celebrated at Collaborate | Innovate | 2013

17 May 2013

Innovations from dairy farming, mallee tree harvesting and tools for detection of hearing loss were among the winners at the Excellence in Innovation Awards dinner at the Cooperative Research Centres Association’s annual conference on Thursday 16 May. The CEO of the CRC Association, Tony Peacock said “the judges were impressed by the high quality of…  Read More...

PhD student saves Australian water authorities $90 million a year on pipe maintenance

17 May 2012

And wins the 2012 CSIRO Cooperative Research Centres’ Award for early career researchers A young PhD student has won the CSIRO-sponsored speakers’ award for early career researchers for his presentation at the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Association’s annual conference in Adelaide. Fengfeng Li, a Queensland University of Technology student with the CRC for Infrastructure and Engineering…  Read More...

Rocky road for faster trains

16 May 2012

Anyone who has travelled on trains in Europe or Japan rocketing along in silence and comfort wonders why Australian trains continue to trundle at 1940s speeds. It’s not the train or even the lines, but the rocky foundations (or ballast) on which the rails are laid, and results in strict speed limits for trains. The…  Read More...

‘Green steel’ from old rubber tyres produces no waste or toxic fumes

16 May 2012

The ‘impossible’ achieved through deep collaboration between Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology and OneSteel The seemingly impossible dream of producing steel with the help of recycled materials such as old rubber tyres and plastics is now a reality thanks to close researcher-industry collaboration. University of New South Wales researchers and OneSteel Ltd collaborated…  Read More...

Australian solar cell technology breaks the 20% barrier

16 May 2012

Aussie researchers team with Suntech to develop Pluto Technology World-class Australian solar research has produced new photovoltaic solar cells that recently broke the 20% barrier for conversion efficiency in capturing the sun’s energy, the highest ever efficiency for a low-cost, commercial silicon solar cell. Suntech’s Pluto solar cell production capacity reached 0.5 gigawatts last year.…  Read More...

Leaky rusty water pipes pose million-dollar problem for water authorities

16 May 2012

Australia’s water mains are getting older, and bursting or leaking water pipes are costing business and local residents millions of dollars, but many of these dollars could be saved thanks to some clever computer modeling by a PhD researcher. The costs come through extended loss of service supply, water contamination, massive losses of water, and…  Read More...

Some kids can hear but don’t listen

16 May 2012

A significant number of children aged 6 to 18 can ‘hear’ everything that’s said in a noisy environment, but they have trouble taking it in. It’s a problem which causes great concern to parents and teachers, and may affect up to one child in every classroom. Although these difficulties are commonly referred to as Auditory…  Read More...