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Feb 18

CAUDIT Top 10 – Spotlight

Each year, CAUDIT members participate in an annual survey to determine the most important IT topics in higher education and research across Australia and New Zealand. Recently, CAUDIT released their 2017 report, which identifies and ranks these areas of interest according to their significance. The CAUDIT Top Ten was devised to help shape the strategies … Continue reading CAUDIT Top 10 – Spotlight

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Aug 16

New grants of up to $3m now available for research-industry collaborations

Collaborations between industry and researchers can now apply for grants of up to $3 million over three years to develop products, services or processes that will solve problems for Australian industries. The new funding is being offered through the second round of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) stream of the government’s Cooperative Research Centres … Continue reading New grants of up to $3m now available for research-industry collaborations

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Aug 16

Challenges & opportunities for commercialising research

For over 25 years I have been faced with the opportunity to invest in commercialising the outputs of research institutions. I have seen those opportunities from inside, alongside and outside those institutions. The one constant – it is hard! Is it harder than it should be? Perhaps, but frankly, if you are pursuing something nobody … Continue reading Challenges & opportunities for commercialising research

26
Jul 16

Academics pressured into exaggerating research impact predictions

‘Charades’, ‘illusions’, ‘virtually meaningless’ and ‘made up stories’ – all phrases used by academics to describe predictions they are forced to make about research impact as part of funding applications. A new study to “consider how academics sacrifice scholarly integrity when selling their research ideas, or more specifically, the non-academic impact of these, to research … Continue reading Academics pressured into exaggerating research impact predictions

26
Jul 16

How to create an entrepreneurial culture at your institution

Most people who start a business or work in an organisation often concentrate on what has to be done. They often have tunnel vision. They can only see what is directly in front of them. If you have seen horses racing you may notice they wear blinkers. Blinkers give racehorses tunnel vision and keep them … Continue reading How to create an entrepreneurial culture at your institution

07
Jul 16

Office of Learning and Teaching closes: what will it mean for innovation in learning?

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The end of June saw the closure of the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), the federal organisation that provided support for research and innovation in teaching and learning across Australia. Following the cuts announced in May’s Budget, the Office is set to be substituted by a university-based institute, though the replacement is not due … Continue reading Office of Learning and Teaching closes: what will it mean for innovation in learning?

26
Feb 16

The challenge of defining collaboration in research commercialisation

Ask 10 people to define collaboration and you will likely get 10 different answers. Type “Definition of Collaboration” into Google and you will get 214 million results, although that probably tells you something about using Google stats to justify arguments so this is probably not of much value. Australian politicians tell us in industry that … Continue reading The challenge of defining collaboration in research commercialisation

29
Jan 16

Research Commercialisation: Are smaller centres leading the way?

When it comes to successful research commercialisation, there’s no magic formula. But one cannot help but be inspired by the great work and passion in the smaller, more provincial centres. The University of Wollongong and Geelong’s Deakin University are using research in partnership with their communities and the results are reinvigorating these transitioning economies. Be … Continue reading Research Commercialisation: Are smaller centres leading the way?