R&D

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In a knowledge-based economy, Australian construction firms need to shift from applied to pure R&D, writes Martin Loosemore. 

Innovation

When it comes to incentives to commercialise research the public policy palette is monochrome, writes Jenny Stewart.

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UNSW and China’s prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University have increased the size of a joint investment fund designed to mobilise industry investment in research and tap into China’s rapidly rising demand for advanced technology.

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With Australia lagging behind Europe and the US in research output, and with Asia catching up, urgent policy action is needed, writes Professor Merlin Crossley.