With the advent of Prime Minister Turnbull, everyone is talking about innovation and startups – and that has to be good thing. But now we need to go a step further and put the systems in place to support budding entrepreneurs, writes Chris Styles.
It may officially be the world’s fastest electric car, but Sunswift eVe – Australia’s entry in the annual international solar car race – has a tough battle ahead to beat cashed-up teams from the Netherlands and Germany.
The government wants universities to focus on research with commerical return. But many of our most transformative innovations have been derived from basic research whose impact was impossible to foresee, writes Les Field.