Tag: innovation

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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Measurements and rewards influence behaviour. They not only influence what is performed, but also what is not. Key performance indicators are often used to measure the performance of employees; they prioritise activities and drive behaviour. The measures, rewards and potential of future grant successes that funders of research and their employers put into the research […]

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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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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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Dr Noel Chambers, CEO, The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation discusses how funders of research should consider how to influence important activities beyond research that enable translation and impact.

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by Philippa Lewis There is constant noise across Australia when it comes to innovation, start-ups and technology especially in healthcare.  Blogs abound, meetups and accelerators are in orbit, researchers have never been more inspired, corporates are anxious not to miss out and governments are trying to navigate their methods of contribution and justify their electoral pitches. […]

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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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  The process of applying for grants has never been uniform or easy. Different foundations or funding bodies have different processes, rules, guidelines and eligibility requirements. That being said, hopefully the following considerations will help: Do your homework This sounds simple, but in reality so many applicants don’t take the small amount of time required […]

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And the rubber has been set!

15th October 2015

A few weeks ago, we held our inaugural medical research and innovation conference, “Putting Rubber on the Road”, in Sydney. The conference was launched by Mr Paul Clitheroe AM, who coined this title when we introduced and discussed the role, strategy and approach of our Foundation. The concept of our inaugural conference came about after […]

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Professor Stephen Haswell talks about funding from a public-private research fund supported by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the NFMRI and how this will further enable his lab-on-a-chip technology It has taken a long academic career consisting of over 60 research grants split approximately 50:50 between government and industry, amounting to around $40m […]

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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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