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Business/Higher Education Round Table

  • Driving collaboration
    across business, industry
    and tertiary education

    Business, industry, universities collaboration
  • Faciliting business
    investment in
    university R&D

    Business Investment in University Research and Development
  • Engagement on
    policy issues
    with government

    Goverment Policy Engagement
  • Encouraging innovation
    through collaborative

    Collaborative Partnership facilitating Innovation



B/HERT promotes and facilitates

  • university-business collaboration,
  • innovation through collaborative partnerships,
  • business investment in university R&D,
  • research outcomes of direct benefit to business and industry, and
  • productive engagement leading to world class graduates.

B/HERT is the only national organisation with members who are leaders in tertiary education, business, industry and research institutions.

B/HERT adds value through its unique membership, its engagement on policy issues with government and its commitment to better business/education outcomes through collaboration.

B/HERT, established in 1990, is a not-for-profit organisation.



To commemorate B/HERT’s 25 year anniversary milestone, former presidents shared their reflections on their time at B/HERT and their visions of the future for university and business collaboration. Other articles looked at the natural partnership between researchers and business. 



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Save the dates: 2016 B/HERT Awards Dinner to be held on Tuesday 15 November. Online submission portal to open 1 June.

The B/HERT Awards were established in 1998 to recognise outstanding achievement in collaboration between business and higher education in the fields of research & development and education & training.

The objective of the awards is to highlight at a national level the benefits of such collaboration and enhance links between industry and universities. Find out more about the B/HERT Awards.

The 2015 B/HERT Awards Dinner was a resounding success with record attendee numbers. Read about the 2015 Awards Winners.

B/HERT Members:

  • ACU Tertiary Education
  • ANSTO - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • ANU - Australian National University
  • CQ University Australia
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Stuart University
  • Chartered Accountants Australia Business
  • Corporate Business Cisco
  • CPA Australia
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Dimension Data - Technology Industry Business
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Federation University Australia
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • Business Intersective
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • Business PWC
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Higher Education RMIT
  • Shimadzu Corporation Scientific Instruments
  • Business Smart Employment Solutions
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The Australian Academy of Business
  • Telstra Business
  • The University of Melbourne
  • University of Newcastle Australia
  • UNSW Tertiary Education
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • UTS University of Technology Sydney
  • Victoria University Melbourne Australia
  • Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
  • Western Sydney University
  • Woodside Petroleum Company