BHERT has announced a talented and high-profile Panel of Judges to assess applications for the 2018 BHERT Awards. Headed by Mr John Grace AO with Deputy Chair Professor Marie Wilson from UniSA Business School, the Judges include CEOs and CFOs, experienced and emerging scientists and engineers, and leaders from the community and professional services sectors.
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.
Read about the winning projects on the Campus Morning Mail website
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.
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 congratulates Board Director, and The University of Newcastle's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, on her appointment as South Australia's next Chief Scientist. Professor McMillen will assume her role as South Australia's fifth Chief Scientist on 15 October 2018, filling the position left by outgoing Chief Scientist Dr Leanna Read. BHERT CEO Dr Peter Binks commented: This is an outstanding appointment. Professor McMillen has played a major role in lifting the research and commercial profile of the University of Newcastle, and the record number of entries by that University in the 2018 BHERT Awards demonstrates their commitment to industry and community collaboration.
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