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BHERT Members' Blog

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

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.


Siemens commits $447 million of software to UWA

By Christopher Goldsworthy, BHERT

5 December 2017

Global technology leader Siemens announced in November a $447 million grant to the University of Western Australia. The UWA announcement follows on from a similar grant made to Swinburne University of Technology


Siemens commits $135m of software to industry 4.0 with Swinburne University

By Peter Binks and Christopher Goldsworthy, BHERT

31 August 2017

Siemens announced a grant to Swinburne University of Technology of $135 million of software to assist Swinburne develop its “Factory of the Future”, where students from apprentices to PhD level will be trained in application of the software.


Optus Business and La Trobe University in 10 year cybersecurity partnership

By Peter Binks and Christopher Goldsworthy, BHERT

30 August 2017

A strategic alliance between La Trobe University and Optus Business has led to the development of cybersecurity courses that provide work-integrated learning and employment pathways for La Trobe graduates.


Telstra ranked Australia's most innovative company in 2017

By Peter Binks and Christopher Goldsworthy, BHERT

29 August 2017

Telstra named as Australia's most innovative company in The Australian Corporate Innovation Index, and The Venture Capital Effect Report of 2017.


Partnership in full flow for Rubicon and The University of Melbourne

By Chloe MacKenzie and Peter Binks (BHERT)

07 August 2017

The partnership between Rubicon Water and the University of Melbourne is an outstanding example of industry and higher education working together to develop and commercialise solutions to current environmental problems, resulting in significant environmental, social, and economic benefits for all stakeholders.


The Future of Accounting - and the Role of Australian Business Schools

By James Guthrie, Head of Academic Relations, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

12 July 2017

RMIT University and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) have presented a paper proposing innovation in management, finance, technology and accounting by business schools to promote better knowledge exchange and deeper relationships between universities and industry.


Media Centre for Educational Research, Australia: what it is and why we need it

By Associate Professor Anna Sullivan, Board Chair and Director, Media Centre for Educational Research Australia, University of South Australia

9 March 2017

Australian research is world class and is often hugely influential in academic education circles. However little news of all of this gets into mainstream media in Australia and there is often no public discussion around it.


Co-Creation: Innovating with Students and Industry for Better Employability

By Mollie Dollinger, Ph.D Candidate and Researcher, University of Melbourne

21 February 2017

Think for a moment about the student experience. For all the research and emphasis on student engagement, university teaching and learning has not changed much. Teachers design and carry out curriculum, students do their best to learn it, and employers hope that at the end they’ll have an exceptional and well-trained hire. What’s missing?


Building the future of Australia – sustainable homes and carbon neutral living

By Professor Tanya Monro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, University of South Australia

17 August 2016

Lochiel Park in South Australia, is arguably Australia’s most environmentally sustainable residential estate. Established to create the nation’s model green village, Lochiel Park showcases environmentally sustainable technologies and practices. This living laboratory located in suburban Adelaide, has helped create a detailed understanding of low carbon homes and their impact, informing sustainable housing decisions throughout the world.


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