French research and innovation players open their doors to Australian PhDs

A group of six Australian PhD students leave today for a two-week study tour of some of France’s top research institutions, business incubators, innovation hubs and industry players. The students won the opportunity in the first Australian-French 24 Hour Entrepreneurship Challenge, held at the Australian National University in June. The challenge saw Australia’s most dynamic…

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Industry–science partnership brings real-life skills to classrooms

The Turnbull Government is bringing industry professionals into classrooms to teach the next generation of science, maths, engineering and IT leaders, as part of a new partnership between CSIRO and Ai Group. The Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) program links industry professionals and scientists with classroom teachers and their students to generate interest and…

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3AW Drive – Interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE… Topics: Superannuation, Sam Dastyari, political donations, Islamic State TOM ELLIOTT: Okay, our next guest is the Minister for Science and Innovation. Greg Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon, Tom. TOM ELLIOTT: Now, there's three things I want to ask you about: superannuation, political donations, and Islamic State. Let's start with superannuation. What…

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Interview with Ticky Fullerton – ABC The Business – ABC News 24

E&OE… Topics: National Innovation and Science Agenda, Climate Change Authority, Arrium, CSIRO, ARENA TICKY FULLERTON: The new Minister for Innovation and Science is Greg Hunt and he joins me now from Melbourne. Minister, welcome there. GREG HUNT: Hey Ticky, great to be here. TICKY FULLERTON: Can I just go to the news of the day…

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Eureka Prizes reward science engagement excellence

A dragon’s tail, black hole hunting and fireballs in the sky may sound like fantasy fiction but are amongst the real-world scientific topics explored by winners of this year’s 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. The Australian Government’s sponsorship of five of the prizes, acknowledges the importance of promoting excellence in research and innovation, science leadership,…

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Innovation and Science central to Australia’s economic future

The Turnbull Government has today introduced the Innovation and Science Australia Bill to parliament – cementing innovation and science at the heart of our long-term plan to secure Australia’s future economic prosperity. The bill establishes in legislation Innovation and Science Australia – the organisation charged with helping the Government complete the three waves of the…

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Applicants shortlisted for new research to find solutions for challenges facing Australia

Seven applicants have been shortlisted to deliver research aimed at boosting critical sectors of the economy, under the Turnbull Government’s $653 million Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme. The CRC Programme is led by industry to develop important new technologies, products and services. The Programme works to help solve industry identified problems through outcome focussed collaborative…

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