13 November 2018 - The BHERT Awards spotlight outstanding collaborative efforts in innovation, R&D, Higher Education and Training. Four categories of the Awards encourage collaboration between the business and higher education sectors. The winners of the 2018 Awards were announced at the BHERT Annual Gala Dinner on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at the Park Hyatt Melbourne.
29 October 2018 - The Go8-BHERT Summit was an initiative of the Go8, supported by BHERT, to begin a new conversation on how best to improve SME-university collaboration in Research and Development.
As an outcome of the Summit and armed with the powerful points set out below, the Go8 and
BHERT will work both together and with their own sectors to ensure improvement of
communication and collaboration, and importantly to identify priority areas for joint advocacy to Government
At all times the Go8 welcomes the continuing input of Summit participants to the process, and their
comments on the priority perspectives set out in this document
Read summary of main themes discussed
25 and 26 October 2018 - The University of Melbourne's 2018 Service Improvement and Innovation in Tertiary Education Conference is about joint capacity building and providing a catalyst for new ideas and establishing new and consolidating existing innovative networks. It will provide participants with an opportunity to develop new or refine existing knowledge and skills to take back into their workplace.
21 November 2017 - Annually celebrated, the prestigious BHERT Awards reward collaboration between business and higher education, and provide recognition at a national level.
27 October 2017 - A select group of industry and senior university leaders, hosted by Charles Darwin University (CDU), the Northern Territory (NT) Government and Business Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) conducted an Innovation-based Partnerships Round Table to find new initiatives and opportunities for collaboration in the Northern Territory.
28 July 2017 - Over 30 leaders from businesses, universities, government and industry associations met in Brisbane to identify and address key opportunities in Australia’s METS (Mining Equipment, Technology and Services) sector. The meeting was a great success, resulting in an action plan for industry-university collaboration on 3 key issues.
21 February 2017 - BHERT, Dimension Data/Oakton/Ellucian, and Deakin University presented a roundtable focusing on how technology and digital platforms can assist in achieving better outcomes for all stakeholders i.e. students, graduates, universities, employers and technology companies.
8 February 2017 - This round table invited business and industry to draw on the research strengths of the Graham Centre by becoming involved in the PhD training program through flexible industry placement opportunities. The objective was aligned to CSU’s partnership approach where researchers can deal directly with industry challenges and achieve mutual benefits. End user partners likely to benefit from this industry placement program include government agencies, NGO’s, community groups, SMEs and global corporations.
18 & 20 January 2017 - The round tables featured a peer-to-peer presentation bringing together senior executives and digital learning specialists of Australian universities with guest speakers Dr Tom Leighton (CEO and Founder, Akamai), Dr Hugh Bradlow (Chief Scientist, Telstra) and Dr Sharon Winocur (Executive Director, BHERT)
13 December 2016 - This round table brings together members of the university and business sectors to discuss opportunities to incorporate industry-based experience into the PhD training program. Macquarie University recognises the important responsibility to add value through its research framework, World-Leading Research: World Changing Impact, in a context that is responsive to society. The University is committed to attracting the next and brightest to develop the next generation of talented researchers and world-ready leaders.
15 November 2016 - The BHERT Awards were established in 1998 to recognize outstanding achievement in collaboration between business and higher education in the fields of research & development and education & training. The objective of the Awards is to highlight at a national level the benefits of such collaboration and enhance links between industry and universities.
11 November 2016 - A roundtable convened by the Business/Education Roundtable and Universities Australia, hosted by Professor Ian Jacobs, Vice Chancellor, University of New South Wales to discuss universities, entrepreneurs and businesses working together for innovation and sustainable prosperity in the digital economy.