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Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge is calling for ‘new ideas on how we can increase collaboration between business and universities’. Dean Lewins/AAP

How to get the most out of research when universities and industry team up

Government incentives might boost the numbers of collaborative research projects, but academics also must work on their relationships with industry practitioners to ensure everyone contributes fully.
Innovation through co-creation made it possible for Melbourne-based Marand to supply the vertical tail of the F-35A Lightning II strike fighter. US Air Force

Co-creation can help our companies compete with global giants

Working with organisations outside the business – universities, research bodies, other businesses – can greatly expand Australian firms' capacity to innovate and match larger rivals overseas.
Academic researchers need funding – especially as the federal government devotes less to basic research. Check image via www.shutterstock.com

Is it time for a new model to fund science research in higher education?

With federal support for on-campus R&D dwindling as a percentage of GDP, keeping basic research afloat is a challenge. Schools and researchers are left to try to fill in the funding gaps.

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