The Board of BHERT has recommended to its Members that BHERT cease operations after completion of the 2019 BHERT Awards, and undertake voluntary deregistration. BHERT has made a significant contribution to Australian industry-university collaboration over 28 years. BHERT activities are likely to cease in the 2nd week of August 2019. Please contact CEO Dr Peter Binks on email@example.com for more information.
BHERT extends its congratulations to former BHERT Presidents, Dr Peter Tyree AM and Dr Mark Toner AM on their recognition in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Both have been made Members of the Order of Australia. Dr Tyree was recognised for services to Engineering and Education, while Dr Toner was honoured for his contribution to Engineering and Technological Sciences.
BHERT CEO Dr Peter Binks commented, “We are delighted that Dr Tyree and Dr Toner have been recognised for their career-long dedication to furthering engineering education and collaboration in Australia. Under their respective Presidencies with BHERT, Dr Tyree and Dr Toner championed collaboration between universities and industry in this crucial field. It is great to see their contributions celebrated.”
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.
Congratulations 2018 BHERT Award Winner for Outstanding Collaboration for National Benefit, Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance, as Curtin University announces the Governor of Western Australia, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, as Patron. Read the Press Release.
Decided by a panel of judges headed by Mr John Grace AO with Deputy Chair Professor Marie Wilson from UniSA Business School, the 2018 BHERT Award winning projects were celebrated at a Gala Dinner on Tuesday 13 November, 2018.
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.
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.
Forge magazine has published a feature on the winning project for the 2018 BHERT Award for Outstanding Collaboration for National Benefit: Curtin University’s AASQA – the Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance – led by Professor Tele Tan. Read about how this program is matching the strengths of individuals on the autism spectrum with shortfalls in the Australian workforce’s programming, IT and mathematics skillsets.
Over the past decade, as Australia has wrestled with the challenges of its post-resources boom economy, shifting global alliances, and the Brexit-Trump double-whammy to the established order, we have had plenty of opportunity to find fault in our own backyard.
Designing a Powerful New Industry-University Partnership for Australia, a BHERT and Go8-led summit, was held on 29 October at Parliament House, Canberra. It included leaders from major companies, universities, the CSIRO and ANSTO, and 15 CEOs of Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as well as key representatives from the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science. Topics such as universities working with SMEs on research were addressed, and guidance will be given to Government for their supporting programs. Read a summary of the main themes discussed.
ECU’s world-class research strives to make a difference to the community in Western Australia and beyond.
Industry-university collaboration has long been recognized as fundamental to an innovative economy. But is Australia as poor as portrayed? BHERT CEO, Dr Peter Binks provides a new perspective, based on CEDA’s analysis with the IMD World Competitiveness Centre, and BHERT’s two decades of Awards.
BHERT reviewed the Innovation and Science Australia report Prosperity Through Innovation 2030 provided to the Government in November, and released publicly in late January. BHERT's view is that the ISA proposal to Government is a step forward for innovation in Australia. ISA began from the position that the innovation challenge for Australia lies in the translation of discovery into economic and social benefit.
BHERT Summary February 2018 - In the last Quarter of 2017 the Australian Innovation System Report 2017 was released by the Office of the Chief Economist in the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science. The Report quantifies the contribution of high-growth firms to the Australian economy and assesses the role of innovation in their growth, and trends in the incidence and attributes of high-growth firms. It also explores the policy considerations related to high-growth firms, and looks more broadly at potential areas for improvement in the general business environment.
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