A repositioned economy based on structural change enabling knowledge/IP translation and not restricted by geography is an outcome that will serve Australia well as we move further into the 21st century. And so it is that the contributors for this edition of the BHERT News bring a focus to initiatives that will be a part of this journey.
“Exciting times” is a phrase we have heard much of lately. It will of course mean different things to different people but at the Business/Higher Education Round Table it represents renewed opportunity, momentum, investment and focus....The strength of our resolve in repositioning the economy will in part rely on the level of collaboration between the sectors...
Rodd Cunico talks about being a multi-national company operating in Australia, their collaboration with universities and other businesses, and what he believes will have a big impact on his company over the next five years.
People with novel ideas and their colleagues who can turn ideas into novel products and services are the gems we need to discover and then support. Dr Russell Howard urges you to leverage your talents and help Australia's inventors who are usually younger, naive in ways of the world and unable to project themselves beyond their speciality.
In 2016, PwC and the 21CM Community will be supporting 20 initiatives through an intense and bespoke acceleration process to help them achieve rapid and effective scale. At the heart of this community is collaboration.
Conceived in late 2015, Trajan Accelerator aims to help start-up businesses cross the 'valley of death' to build long-term sustainable businesses with the active support of Trajan. The model focuses on Medtech companies with technologies, capabilities or markets that will contribute to Trajan's vision that: by science interfacing with society we can impact the wellbeing of a growing number of communities globally.
The capacity to innovate, grow businesses and create jobs increases when business and researchers work together.
The Science Next Collaborative aims to develop better collaborations between academia and industry to enable Australian scientists to successfully translate their research through to commercialisation
It is possible that the passing of the construction boom for the Australian minerals industry is not entirely a bad thing: it may in fact be a significant contribution to creating the 'perfect storm' that is driving enhanced innovation throughout the Australian minerals industry.
If Australia is to be a genuine force in the digital economy, then universities will need to play several roles as sources of innovation and IP, talent managers and hubs of collaboration. From a talent perspective, universities must educate our future workforce to be prepared to innovate and thrive in a digital world, not just to be domain specialists. Universities also have an important role to help the industry navigate the digital transformation by bringing a broad range of knowledge and IP to the table.
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