CSIRO identifies the key mechanisms that businesses can adopt to drive innovation and build resilience

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The CSIRO has released a new report The Value of Science and Technology that lists the five main barriers to innovation in Australia and the respective solutions that businesses can adopt to overcome these challenges. The main barriers identified by the report are: Declining innovation investment: investment into R&D innovation has been declining and is… Continue reading CSIRO identifies the key mechanisms that businesses can adopt to drive innovation and build resilience

Senior women in science: Fixing the dry spell with HR

Elissa Dwyer, Human Resources Director at the Heart Research Institute

Elissa Dwyer is Human Resources Director at the Heart Research Institute; one of Australia’s leading cardiovascular research facilities. Of course, it still operates as a business that needs to see success, and one of its main identifiable struggles is attracting and retaining women in senior roles. We talk about how the HRI have had to… Continue reading Senior women in science: Fixing the dry spell with HR

The business of science

Elissa Dwyer, Director of Human Resources, Heart Research Institute

Australia’s Heart Research Institute (HRI) is an internationally recognised medical research institute, performing cardiovascular research with a mission to prevent the spread of cardiovascular disease. The organisation is comprised of more than 150 collaborators who work together to conduct scientific and clinical research work. With a multitude of staff, scientists, researchers and stakeholders within the… Continue reading The business of science

Not just a nice-to-have: Girl Geek Academy’s CEO on why more women in Stem is good for society

Sarah Moran, Co-founder & CEO, Girl Geek Academy

The long-term solution to women being underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lies in fostering gender equality in the classroom, according to Sarah Moran, co-founder and CEO of social impact business Girl Geek Academy.   The Melbourne-based marketer, unapologetic geek and “Let’s Talk…” contributor spoke to Dynamic Business about the barriers women face… Continue reading Not just a nice-to-have: Girl Geek Academy’s CEO on why more women in Stem is good for society

Government announces grants to help SMEs engage with international experts on projects

The Federal Government is now seeking applications for grants of up to $7000 to help Australian researchers and SMEs work with overseas experts to develop and commercialise their projects. According to Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash, the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Priming Grants empower organisations to collaborate in the global arena, link with… Continue reading Government announces grants to help SMEs engage with international experts on projects

Now that more capital is available to deep tech startups, they need better access to makerspace

Petra Andrén, the CEO of Sydney-based super incubator Cicada Innovations

Deep tech startups are addressing some of society’s biggest problems and creating the jobs of tomorrow but they’ve been neglected in the government’s love affair with co-working spaces, according to Petra Andrén, the CEO of Sydney-based super incubator Cicada Innovations.   Ahead of her appearance at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Sydney, earlier this month,… Continue reading Now that more capital is available to deep tech startups, they need better access to makerspace

Can Technology Improve Workplace Diversity?

I don’t know that the technology sector has a greater or lesser demand for diversity despite recent headline grabbing issues like ‘the Google email incident’. However, according to a recent report by Australia’s Chief Scientist, women currently comprise just 16% of our total STEM workforce. That’s jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and… Continue reading Can Technology Improve Workplace Diversity?

The Federal Government opens new round of grants to address a shortage of women in STEM

The second round of the Federal Government’s $8 million Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) grants program is now underway, with organisations encouraged to apply for funding to support activities that eliminate barriers to girls and women pursuing STEM education, careers and businesses. Funding between $5000 and $250,000 is available to businesses, not-for-profits, education provider… Continue reading The Federal Government opens new round of grants to address a shortage of women in STEM