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This blog is where our Members can showcase their collaborative projects and activities.

Research Funding for Non-Medical Innovation

By Peter Binks, BHERT

17 May 2018

Writing in the Australian Financial Review on March 18, 2018, 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.

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Global Talent Scheme: BHERT calls for visa alignment

By Peter Binks, BHERT

16 May 2018

BHERT lauds the Australian Government scheme, the “Global Talent Scheme” announced in March, which allows Australian startups to attract and retain key talent vital for their growth.

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Flinders University – providing a robotic hand in developing Australia’s future factories

By Yaz Dedovic, Media Advisor, Office of Communication and Engagement, Flinders University

1 May 2018

The state of the art Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub (TMI) at Flinders University is driving practical and research opportunities into the role of advanced robotics in manufacturing systems, with the support of the South Australian Government and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC).

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Cisco invests $7.5M with Australian Universities

By Christopher Goldsworthy, BHERT

24 April 2018

Cisco has partnered with the Australian Technology Network (ATN) through each of its member universities (RMIT, UniSA, Curtin, UTS and QUT) to create $7.5M in new university programs including an Internet of Things partnership, a CRC for Cybersecurity program at Edith Cowan University, and a digital health and cybersecurity Academy with Flinders University.

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Flinders University - developing the next generation defence workforce and technologies

By Karen Ashford, Director of Media and Communications, Flinders University

10 April 2018

Flinders is forging a defence-oriented strategy and cross-disciplinary approach to key growth industries including maritime engineering, nanotechnology, energetics, forensic and analytical science, robotics, systems engineering, control and imaging and cybersecurity.

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Data Fusion: Bringing geoscience and advanced data analytics together for mineral discovery

By Peter Binks, BHERT

26 February 2018

UWA’s Geodata Algorithms Team will apply their expertise to data analytics and data mining research projects in collaboration with Rio Tinto for mineral exploration.

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Bosch and Monash University announce major partnership in agriculture

By Peter Binks, BHERT

24 January 2018

A new facility described as an “ag-tech launch pad” has been opened by the two parties in South-East Melbourne, complete with a prototype “smart farm” to research innovative new farming procedures. Monash University’s Ken Sloan tips agricultural technological advancement as, “the next big growth industry for Australia”.

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

By Peter Binks, BHERT

19 December 2017

In Australia, 250,000 people have been diagnosed with epilepsy, with 3 percent to 3.5 percent of the population expected to experience the condition at some point in their lives. Researchers from IBM and the University of Melbourne have developed a proof-of-concept seizure forecasting system that predicted an average of 69 percent of seizures across 10 epilepsy patients.

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First international university table for corporate engagement: University of Melbourne ranked 48

By Peter Binks and Christopher Goldsworthy, BHERT

19 December 2017

The University of Melbourne is the only Australian university ranked in the top 50 of scientific institution, Nature's list of leading universities for bilateral partnerships.

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CSIRO invests in Edtech startup, Intersective

By Christopher Goldsworthy, BHERT

6 December 2017

Australian firm Intersective, a BHERT member, is one of the first to receive funding from CSIRO’s investment fund, Main Sequence Ventures. The new funds will be used to extend and enhance the capabilities of their Practera platform, which provides a toolkit for educators to manage a range of experiential learning programmes like internships, cross-functional projects, accelerators, mentoring and skills micro-credentialing.

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