Research and development


Improve on an idea

7:00AM | Wednesday, 11 July 2012 |  Sometimes improving on an existing idea or product – by refining it, adding to it or merging it with other complementary products – can be just as powerful and profitable as a new idea.

Establish a training budget

8:11PM | Thursday, 18 August 2011 |  There are two things businesses always say they love – their people and innovation. But here’s a challenge: Look at your budgets for the next year and tell me where this “love” is highlighted.

Australia’s untapped university innovation

9:17PM | Monday, 12 September 2011 |  While there are some instances in which universities and business are working together to build new industries, initiatives are few and far between. Experts say it is an area we need to develop.

Bioelectronics researcher lands Microsoft $100k fellowship

7:45PM | Tuesday, 19 July 2011 |  A university lecturer in the emerging field of bioelectronics is the first Australian university-based recipient to receive a $100,000 Microsoft fellowship award.

Solar power – a no dawn start

7:58PM | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 |  Research and development on energy is all about providing renewable base load power –something traditional solar thermal generation has been unsuccessful at achieving. That is until now.

Small firms to benefit from R&D changes

6:20PM | Thursday, 16 June 2011 |  Small businesses will be the main beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s $1.8 billion R&D Tax Credit, thanks to a request by the Greens that small firms receive quarterly cash incentives.

$60m for venture capital funds to aid start-ups

6:32AM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 |  As many as 30 seed stage start-ups will benefit from a $60 million government investment in three venture capital funds.

Exploding the white coat R&D myth

4:47PM | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 |  With the end of the financial year looming, you will need to gain a better understanding of research and development, or potentially miss out on some significant savings.