Australian Innovation System Report 2012 Available Now

The Australian Federal Government released its annual Australian Innovation System report today, reaffirming what those of us working in RSP roles are strong advocates of: Australia needs to innovate if it is to maintain and improve living standards in an increasingly competitive global economy. The foreword of the report highlights “both the resources boom, fuelled by [...]

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Stem Cells from Teeth to help treat Stroke sufferers?

Adelaide Research & Innovation has assigned exciting stem cell technology to Australian regenerative medicine giant Mesoblast in a deal which could lead to a cure for stroke sufferers. The stem cell technology developed by University of Adelaide Professor Simon Koblar has shown the capability of human stem cells derived from adult teeth to have an [...]

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ARI Mo Bros Raise $830 for Men’s Health

The seventies made a comeback this month at ARI as our boys embraced the Movember spirit and grew one in aid of men’s health. The guys raised $830 in mo-nations between them, a great effort I’m sure you’ll all agree. The boys have taken great pride in their mos, many spending more time grooming the [...]

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EmbryoGen earns FDA approval

Authorities in the US have approved the use of a new treatment for women undergoing IVF, in a major boost for its South Australian developers. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month granted approval for EmbryoGen to be marketed in the US, clearing the way for its use in one of the world’s [...]

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Mining & Renewable Energy Networking Opportunity

The Adelaide City Council will be hosting a seminar focused on the energy issues and challenges facing South Australia’s mining and resources companies on Monday 12 November. The mining and resources industry is a big energy user, to run its operations and provide power to its remote workforce.  At this seminar you will hear from [...]

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Mo’s Bros “MOtivating Innovation” for a great cause

ARI’s male constituent are banding together in support of Movember, the annual event which is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world (the aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health). Team ARI – “MOtivating [...]

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Explainer: what is the open movement?

Rob Chalmers writes a piece about Open Innovation for The Conversation.  The piece, lifted from The Conversation, can be read below: You’ll have read on this site, and perhaps others, about the push towards “open access” for journal articles. But what is open access, and how does it fit into the wider “open movement”? The topic has [...]

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New Funding Opportunities for Collaborative Research

Research and development is a major driver of economic growth and competitiveness. The continuum that ends with jobs growth and the emergence of new industries and enterprises begins with research and development activity. Due to the increasingly competitive environment for highly skilled researchers and research grant funding in Australia, a review of the Premier’s Science [...]

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Designer eucalypts now available

Collaboration between the University of Adelaide, Adelaide Research & Innovation and Humphris Nursery, based in Mooroolbark Victoria, has resulted in the introduction of two new varieties of Mallee eucalypts into the Australian plant market: the Nullarbor Rose (pictured right) and the Nullarbor Lime. The eucalypt is a classic Australian icon. Perfectly suited to growing in [...]

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The success of Vegemite: all down to a researcher at the University of Adelaide?

Vegemite started as a wartime substitute for Marmite, but it’s now as symbolic of Australia as Sydney Harbour Bridge and the koala. How did this salty spread become so popular? Re-posted from BBC UK What’s the link between German U-boats, the beer industry, processed cheese and the Men At Work’s 1983 hit, Down Under? The [...]

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