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  • Celebrating Australian industry-universities collaboration
  • Winning project for
    Outstanding Collaboration
    in Research & Development

    BHERT Award for R and D Collaboration
  • Winning project for
    Outstanding Collaboration in
    Higher Education & Training

    BHERT Award for Higher Education and Training Collaboration
  • Winning project for
    Outstanding Collaboration
    in Community Engagement

    BHERT Award for Community Engagement Collaboration
  • Winning project for
    Outstanding Collaboration for
    National (non-economic) Benefit

    BHERT Award for Collaboration for National Benefit



Celebrating Australian Industry-University Collaboration

Winners announced at the BHERT Awards Dinner


Winners of the 2017 BHERT Award for Outstanding Collaboration for National (non-economic) Benefit pictured above.            

2017 BHERT Awards winners

Read about the winning projects on the Campus Morning Mail website


A World without Borders


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.



BHERT 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.

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



IBM and University of Melbourne research in AI pushes frontiers in epileptic seizure prediction

Researchers from IBM and the University of Melbourne have developed a proof-of-concept seizure forecasting system, which the scientists claim is "fully automated, patient-specific, and tunable to an individual's needs".




Ms Susan Bannigan, Chief Executive of Westpac Bicentennial Foundation, (pictured below) was elected to BHERT President.

The Board of BHERT is delighted to announce the election of Ms Susan Bannigan as President of BHERT. Susan has been a Director of BHERT since November 2015. She has a deep commitment to engagement between companies and the higher education sector, and has been prominent in promoting a focus on the emerging needs of the Australian workforce.

She was unanimously elected by the BHERT Board, and at the BHERT Annual General Meeting on November 21, 2017, was welcomed by the Members of BHERT, and the outgoing President, Mr Ken Boal.

At the AGM, Ms Bannigan took the opportunity to thank the outgoing President, Mr Ken Boal of Cisco Systems, for his leadership of BHERT over the last three years. Mr Boal will remain on the BHERT Board as Immediate Past President until the 2018 AGM.



  • ANSTO - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • ANU - Australian National University
  • BCA - Business Council of Australia
  • 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
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • Business Intersective
  • James Cook University
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • Business Optus
  • Business PWC
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • Business Smart Employment Solutions
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Telstra Business
  • The University of Melbourne
  • University of Newcastle Australia
  • UNSW Sydney Tertiary Education
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • UTS University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
  • Victoria University Melbourne Australia
  • Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
  • Western Sydney University
  • Woodside Petroleum Company

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