Focus issue 180 October 2013
Knowledge is growth: building the firms of the future
By Margaret Sheil
The firms of the future will need graduates from all disciplines with an entrepreneurial outlook, interdisciplinary perspectives and an understanding of industry needs.
Excellence Plus is the new collaboration paradigm
By Max Lu
Collaborations and partnerships have a multitude of beneficiaries because they help ensure that great research results are utilised locally, nationally and internationally.
Bionic partnerships in new-era manufacturing
By Edwina Cornish
Melding the ‘brains at Monash’ with the ‘brains from industry’ created immediate momentum and helped the team to slot into design mode.
Applied research needs to be shaped by the market
By Richard Head
Success relies not only on excellent research and education, but on our ability to listen and to work collaboratively with industry and society, to respond to their needs and challenges.
Creating new industries and revitalising the old
By Judy Raper
Collaborations are helping improve the productivity of local, national and international industry, developing new technologies and incrementally improving both technologies and processes.
Innovation partnerships underpin offshore energy developments
By Mark Cassidy
Australia is well placed to develop a strong offshore engineering service industry, from which the intellectual capital will grow our economy well beyond any local resource boom.
Collaborating to re-use waste and reduce pollution
By Veena Sahajwalla
Arrium has cut production costs, reduced power usage, cut coke usage by 12 to 16 per cent and transformed some 1.6 million waste tyres.
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Promoting Australia's advancement through technology