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Entrepreneurship the focus of new innovation report

26 November 2016 via Biotech Dispatch: A new report released by the Federal Government - Australian Innovation System Report 2015 - has highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship to innovation and transforming the nations economy. In a report that focusses signi... | READ MORE

Minister launches new IP platform

24 November 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy has launched a new digital intellectual property marketplace called Source IP. The new platform is designed to make it easier for business to access intellectual property generated by... | READ MORE

AusBiotech members in Top 100 manufacturers

19 November 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: Six AusBiotech members have been included in a list of Australias Top 100 manufacturers compiled by IBISWorld. CSL was the top biotechnology company, ranked 12th, followed by Johnson & Johnson (48), GSK (50), Pfizer (54), Astra... | READ MORE

PolicyHack outcomes back AusBiotech patent box

19 November 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, and Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy, have released 10 outcomes from the recent innovation Policy Hack. Mr Roy hosted the Policy Hack as an opportunit... | READ MORE

Research Australia Awards

19 November 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: Professor Sharon Lewin, of The Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity, was recognised with The Peter Wills Medal at last nights Research Australia Awards. The Peter Wills Medal, for advancing Australias international... | READ MORE

PM focussed on innovation during Trajan visit

10 November 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: Trajan Scientific and Medical has highlighted to Australias Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that "disruptive innovation" is well underway locally and globally, welcoming him to the company's Global Headquarters in Melbourne to s... | READ MORE

PM announces new Chief Scientist

27 October 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has announced the appointment of Dr Alan Finkel AO as Australias next Chief Scientist. Dr Finkel, who succeeds Professor Ian Chubb AC, will commence in the role in January next year. Dr Finkel is ... | READ MORE

New laws to allow crowdfunding for Australian business

22 October 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: The Turnbull Government has announced changes that it says will make it easier for Australias innovative businesses to crowd-source the funds they need to develop and grow. The changes were part of the Governments response to th... | READ MORE

IP Australia should avoid 'over reach' on gene patent decision

8 October 2015 via Biotech Dispatch: AusBiotech CEO Dr Anna Lavelle says the High Courts decision to overturn Federal Court decisions on gene patents should not have a major impact assuming IP Australia adopts an appropriately narrow interpretation of the decision. ... | READ MORE

UQ offers funding for proof of concept studies

8 October 2015: With its unique infrastructure and a team of seasoned professionals TetraQ (University of Queensland (UQ) is well placed to offer proof of concept studies and further assistance to translate its wealth of Australias therapeutic discovery research. A... | READ MORE

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