Focus issue 186 Ocotober 2014
Australian innovation is changing the face of minerals exploration and production here – and around the globe
We need to connect research with the mining industry
By Denise Goldsworthy
Research organisations should think and behave differently – connect the right solutions to
the right problems – learn about the industry and understand current business drivers.
Oil and gas innovation: turning
challenges into opportunities
Technology and innovation underpin success across the oil and gas industry
value chain, driving unexpected discoveries, new methods of extraction,
innovative developments and breakthroughs in getting products to market.
Technology is transforming the mining industry value chain
By Jonathan Law
The Australian innovation system in mining is the envy of the world – we have a strong
culture of innovation and robust collaborative innovation networks.
Technology is changing the face of mining
By Peter Thomas and Tim Graham
Companies are now innovating in areas previously thought to be in the realm of science
fiction, but selecting ideas with a realistic chance of implementation requires a strict process.
Reducing the mining footprint:
good citizenship in resources development
By Chris Moran
In many operating environments, mining companies have to go beyond legal compliance to
keep their right to operate and satisfy shareholders their investment is secure.
Educating mining professionals
faces key challenges
By Odwyn Jones
Universities must ensure that mining-related schools and departments
have well-balanced teams of academics which include a critical mass of
academics with relevant industry experience.
Technology is reshaping the nuclear
industry, time for minds to follow
By Vanessa Guthrie
Perhaps the public is neither aware of nor understands radioactivity and how it provides
both energy and medical solutions in a safe, efficient and reliable way.
Also in this issue:
Promoting Australia's advancement through technology