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MEDIA RELEASE 1st September 2017   The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) and Equity Trustees have announced a new partnership providing $1.29 million to advance medical innovations in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Equity Trustees has directed the combined resources of 24 philanthropic trusts to form a new Partnership Program […]

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Provided by The Patent Analytics Hub at IP Australia A new report by the Patent Analytics Hub into Alzheimer’s disease has found that Australia is a target market for innovators seeking patent protection, with four out of the top-five applicants identified during the study filing applications in Australia. With Alzheimer’s disease the most common form of […]

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Australia’s innovation efficiency is a wicked problem needing a solution.  The ability for Australia to capitalise on its research efforts has consistently ranked well below expectations. One of the key opportunities for philanthropy is to innovate and test solutions that can be scaled to assist in solving wicked problems such as this and contribute towards […]

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I started writing this post to provoke a conversation and scratch the surface on an important issue.  There are many differing points of view and most are valid, and less valid at the same time depending on the lens you are looking through. Measuring impact from research requires a more sophisticated or complex conversation than […]

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Back in the nineties, when the Biotechnology sector was emerging, Signals Magazine published a series of articles “How the Elephants Dance”.   This series explored how the biotechnology sector and big pharmaceutical companies interacted together and with each other to bring new medicines, vaccine, diagnostics and devices to market where those in need could access the […]

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Expressions of interest for the 2017 annual grant round are now open and close on Thursday 6th April 2017. The general call for EOI in 2017 is only open for Portfolio 2 and Portfolio 3 applications this year.  The common focus of portfolio 2 and 3 grants is enabling researchers to access research capability and capacity […]

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It is important for the biomedical research sector that key stakeholders from government, industry, academia and philanthropy come together to discuss how we can better support impact…. our ability to deliver community benefits. Our conference in Brisbane on the 18/19th October has a great line up of speakers to lead this conversation.  Of course it […]

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A challenge for funders of research is that it often requires more than research to achieve their ultimate goals. Restricting funding to research is often set out in the terms of; a bequest, a donation, a grant, the constitution and may be a requirement for the funder to maintain charitable status. The outcome funders wish […]

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Written by Dr Geoff Garrett AO FTSE, Chief Scientist of Queensland. SCIENCE VISION Winston Churchill: “The further backward you can look, the further forward you can see”. Steve Jobs: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards”. The Human Genome Project, completed in 2003, took 13 years and cost $2.7 billion. […]

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Could this be a reality?   We all know that not all good ideas gain traction and become reality. This is true for inventors, for business, for things around the home and for medical research. Discoveries and good ideas that are never disclosed and disappear without a trace may later be rediscovered and lead to future […]

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Looking beyond the research and considering translational needs when funding research. How well are your expectations, application and review processes, measures of success and funding strategy aligned with the next steps for translation?

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