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BHERT AWARDS

Winners of the 2018 BHERT Awards Announced 

BHERT has announced the winners of the 2018 BHERT Awards. Decided by a panel of judges headed by Mr John Grace AO with Deputy Chair Professor Marie Wilson from UniSA Business School, the winners were celebrated at a Gala Dinner on Tuesday 13 November.

2018 BHERT Awards Winners Press Release

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BHERT 2018 Awards demonstrate strength of collaboration in Australia

In 2018, the BHERT Awards for outstanding collaboration with and by Australian universities and higher education institutions celebrate their 21st year – and have truly come of age.

The Awards are well-recognized as the pre-eminent recognition of university partnerships, but also act as a barometer of industry-university collaboration in Australia.

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Dr Cathy Foley appointed CSIRO Chief Scientist

BHERT CEO Dr Peter Binks commented, “We are delighted at Dr Foley’s appointment. She is already making a great contribution to science and business in Australia, and this role will give her leadership within and on behalf of CSIRO”. 

Dr Cathy Foley is a member of an outstanding BHERT Awards Panel drawn from across Australian business and science to judge the 2018 BHERT Awards.

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BHERT NEWS

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”:

https://www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au/Media-and-Events/submissions-and-reports/Clever-Collaborations/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 to 2009).

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

BioFuel from Desert Plants: JCU drives growth in arid regions

AusAgave, in collaboration with James Cook University is developing agave,a versatile crop that is scalable, adaptable, pest- and disease-free, and can be used as a biomass feedstock, in some of Australia's harshest climates - and it's thriving.

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BHERT MEMBERS

Long-standing BHERT Member James Cook University, a member profile

James Cook University is a comprehensive university, providing a world-class education. With locations in Townsville, Cairns, Singapore, Brisbane, Mackay, Mount Isa and Thursday Island, JCU is an integral part of the North Queensland community and a major contributor to its economy.  Its collaborative projects are indicative of its campus locations.

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ABOUT BHERT

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.

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BHERT MEMBERS:

  • 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
  • James Cook University
  • KPMG Australia
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • Business Optus
  • Business Practera
  • 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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