The 2017 BHERT Awards winners will be announced on Tuesday 21 November at the Park Hyatt Melbourne.
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A recent survey reported that over 60% of organisations had been breached in 2015. This suggests that all organisations, no matter their size need to have a cyber incident response plan in place. In this issue of The BHERT News we invited experts in the field of cybersecurity to offer their knowledge on how you can shape your organisation's actions to the ever-changing digital landscape.
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BHERT adds value through its unique membership, its engagement on policy issues with government and its commitment to better business/education outcomes through collaboration.
An interview with Ken Boal, Vice-President of Cisco Systems and President of BHERT, was featured by Campus Morning Mail on November 9. Mr Boal praised the increasing collaboration between universities and companies, and urged that the next step was to “adjust incentive programs, recognitions and promotions such that industry engagement is valued”. He noted the large number of collaborations, and detailed the benefits in terms of investment, new companies, and intellectual property.
Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO, in making the keynote address at the AFR Innovation Summit in Sydney on 19 September, referred to work undertaken by BHERT, IP Australia, ATSE, and the Department of Industry, to demonstrate that Australia’s industry-university collaboration is much better than previous numbers indicate.
BHERT's CEO Dr Peter Binks discussed effective collaborative partnerships in Australia in an article for The Weekly Times (19th July) entitled "Universities and companies gain from working together". He highlighted the effectiveness of university accelerator or incubator programs in helping to develop small businesses. Dr Binks reiterated BHERT's mission to celebrate excellence in collaboration where recognition is not always forthcoming.
The full article can be read here.
In June 2017, the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science released their annual National Survey of Research Commercialisation (NSRC), displaying data from 2013–2015. This results from surveys of publicly-funded Australian institutions, including 38 Universities. The analysis revealed a wealth of activity: over 13,000 research contracts, consultancies and collaborations conducted by Australian Universities in 2015, up from 10,000 in 2013. Universities support 74% of the collaboration
activities identified, and the invested value of the collaborations was A$1.2 billion in 2015.
The NSRC report also detailed outcomes of collaborations. Universities registered nearly 3,000 inventions over 2013-15, and executed over 1,500 licenses, options and agreements with outside parties. The 38 Universities surveyed reported the launch of 29 new companies in 2015, and 55 companies over the period 2013-15. This represents 69% of the start-up activity from the publicly-funded research sector in 2015. In 2015, 34 of the 38 Universities survey were delivering industry skills training. Download the full report.
IP Australia released their annual review of IP activity in Australia in June 2017. Australia is the 12th-most prolific generator of patents in the world, commensurate with our strong base of scientific activity.
The Report noted significant collaboration between universities and industry in the production of intellectual property: "University-Industry Collaboration: Not a Crisis". They reported that, of Australia’s 20,944 PCT Applications in the period 2000-2015, 6.6% (1,382) involved multi-party collaborations. Australia’s performance is similar to two of the world’s industrial powerhouses, Germany (7.8%) and USA (6.4%). Australian universities are important generators of IP; their 2,119 PCT Applications in 2000-2015 is the 10th-largest generated by universities in the world (US universities were by far the largest with 57,255). Of Australia’s 20,944 PCT Applications in that 15-year period, 2.2% (455) involved multi-party collaborations between universities and industry. Download the full report here.
In early 2017, BHERT Member Cisco took 17 senior executives from 13 Australian universities to Israel, one of the world’s leading start-up nations, and Sweden, now a centre for innovation and digitalisation. Following the tour, Cisco has released an insightful report on global best practice collaboration between industry and universities, to stimulate new partnerships and opportunities for Australia. Download the Full Report here
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