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  • Women in STEM Internship
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  • New BHERT office



Celebrating Australian Industry-University Collaboration

2017 BHERT Awards winners

2017 BHERT Awards winners

Read about the winning projects on the Campus Morning Mail website


Universities Australia makes compelling case for 50% more collaboration

The peak body for Australian universities, Universities Australia, on March 1 released their paper: “Clever Collaborations”:

The UA research identified that around 16,000 Australian businesses have formal partnerships with a university; these collaborations are contributing $19.4 billion, a year to Australia’s income, and has created an estimated extra 30,000 full-time Australian jobs. UA – supported by BHERT – is calling for a concerted effort to increase collaboration participation by 50%, around 24,000 businesses.

Queen’s Birthday Honours

BHERT would like to congratulate Chair of our BHERT Awards Panel, Mr John Grace AO, for his recent Queen’s Birthday Honouring as Officer in the General Division of The Order of Australia. Mr Grace is one of Australia’s leading biotechnology commercialisation executives and has been a long-term member of our judging panel. We are delighted that he has been given this honour for his far-reaching contributions to science and technology in Australia.

BHERT would also like to congratulate our past Director and President, A/Prof David Hind OAM, for his recent Queen’s Birthday honouring of the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division. David has made significant contributions to engineering in Australia as an executive and an academic, and is a former Director and President of BHERT (2002 to2009).


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.



Research Funding for Non-Medical Innovation

BHERT Board Director and President / Vice-Chancellor of UNSW, Professor Ian Jacobs, has called for significant new investment in non-medical research in Australia to take innovations to the development stage.




Deloitte Australia joins BHERT

Deloitte Australia

Deloitte Australia is one of Australia’s leading professional services firms with 700 partners and more than 7000 people located in 14 offices across the country, in addition to PNG and Timor-Leste, collaborating to provide audit, tax, legal, financial advisory, risk advisory, and consulting services to clients.

Deloitte’s purpose is to make an impact that matters, striving to set the national agenda and to help clients, our people and sections of society achieve remarkable goals, solve complex problems or make meaningful progress.

Learn more



  • ANSTO - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • ANU - Australian National University
  • Australian Postgraduate Research APR Intern
  • 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
  • Deloitte Australia
  • 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
  • Tyre Stewardship Australia
  • 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

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