Tag: medical research

Funding research! A funders or donor’s intent relates to the purposeful state of mind behind the act of giving. The desire and hope that their the gift will contribute to achieve a greater community good is often philanthropist’s underlying intent. The same can be said about the community’s willingness to give or support a cause. […]

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Congratulations to Associate Professor Bernard Flynn and the collaborators on the establishment of a spin-off company to further develop fibrosis therapeutics that have potential to treat many diseases.  Associate Professor Flynn was supported by NFMRI and is another example of how NFMRI’s strategy assists biomedical research and innovations advance towards delivering community benefits. Australian biotech […]

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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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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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  Written by Associate Professor Bernard Flynn The Opportunity: The pharmaceutical sector is one of the most profitable industries in the world. The top 10 selling drugs all have annual sales in excess of US$6 bil pa. In the last 20 yrs the sector has been transformed, with many larger Pharma companies preferring to build […]

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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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Written by Jenny Pyke Jenny is the R&D Program Advisor and Accreditation Manager with the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA)   There are ongoing discussions regarding the lack of reproducibility of research. This concern, expressed globally, has been fuelled by stakeholders’ failed attempts to reproduce key research outcomes and the retraction of some research papers, […]

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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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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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