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An Aussie tech star talks about taking on the world (and winning)

This instalment focuses on Dr John Papandriopoulos, who in 2007 as a 30-year-old University of Melbourne research fellow revolutionised broadband by developing an algorithm that speeds up ADSL connections by up to 100 times.

Public feedback sought for proposed Federal R&D Tax Concession changes

As part of the Federal Government’s dramatic overhaul of its commercialisation program, now called Commercialisation Australia, the R&D Tax Concession will replace the R&D Tax Credit from 1 July, 2010.

Public feedback sought for proposed Federal R&D Tax Concession changes

As part of the Federal Government’s dramatic overhaul of its commercialisation program, now called Commercialisation Australia, the R&D Tax Concession will replace the R&D Tax Credit from 1 July, 2010.

Bionic Eye within sight for Monash following Federal grant

Just prior to Christmas, Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, announced that Monash V1sion had been awarded grant assistance from the Australian Research Council to develop the Bionic Eye.

Australia’s latest supercomputer project launched at ANU

Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, today officially launched a new research supercomputer facility, located at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

Australia's latest supercomputer project launched at ANU

Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, today officially launched a new research supercomputer facility, located at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

International prosperity index sees Australia plummet to #15 for entrepreneurship and innovation

The Prosperity Index, dubbed the world’s only global assessment of wealth and wellbeing, ranked Australia in the top 10 for categories including economic fundamentals, democratic institutions, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, governance and social. However, Australia fell to 15th place for entrepreneurship and innovation (page 26 of the report). Despite recent economic woes, the US and UK took the top two spots in that category.

$394m awarded for innovative Australian research

The Rudd Government yesterday awarded total funding of over $394 million for 1,145 Australian research projects.

Are your customers taking over 50 days to pay you? According to D&B, that’s...

According to Dun & Bradstreet's (D&B) latest trade payments analysis, the payment terms of Australian firms have declined for the second consecutive quarter. A fall of three days since the previous quarter and 5.6 days in the past six months has reduced terms to 51.8 days – just above pre-crisis levels.

Are your customers taking over 50 days to pay you? According to D&B, that's...

According to Dun & Bradstreet's (D&B) latest trade payments analysis, the payment terms of Australian firms have declined for the second consecutive quarter. A fall of three days since the previous quarter and 5.6 days in the past six months has reduced terms to 51.8 days – just above pre-crisis levels.

Most customers think you’re a liar

New research by Melbourne Business School Professor Karen Jehn has revealed that, in 80 percent of cases, customers who were actually being told the truth thought that they were being lied to.

Most customers think you're a liar

New research by Melbourne Business School Professor Karen Jehn has revealed that, in 80 percent of cases, customers who were actually being told the truth thought that they were being lied to.

Elizabeth Blackburn named first Australian woman Nobel Laureate

Great news for Australian science with Tasmanian-born molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn yesterday being awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Over-the-shoulder-bolder-holder mask gains top prize at Ig Nobels

An experiment that created diamonds from Tequila, research proving that named cows produce more milk and analysis into why pregnant women don't fall over. Yes, it's that time of year again for the significantly insignificant 'ig nobel' wards.

Report: Australia well positioned to ride out economic crisis

While global economic conditions are likely to remain shaky in the short-term, Australia looks set to ride out the crisis better than most other developed nations, according to Dun & Bradstreet's quarterly Global Economic & Risk Outlook Report released today.

Research: Teens, geeks don't dominate Aussie YouTube usage

The typical Australian YouTube user could just as easily be your grandmother as your brooding teenage son, according to the results of the first ever comprehensive study into how Australians use the popular online video site.

Research: Teens, geeks don’t dominate Aussie YouTube usage

The typical Australian YouTube user could just as easily be your grandmother as your brooding teenage son, according to the results of the first ever comprehensive study into how Australians use the popular online video site.

Sydney researchers develop energy-efficient model for cloud computing

A breakthrough by researchers at the University of Sydney is set to harmonise two of today's hottest emerging trends: cloud computing and energy efficiency.

Things looking up for Australian businesses

Australian businesses are cautiously optimistic that overall business conditions will improve through the rest of 2009 according to the latest D&B National Business Expectations Survey released today.

Eureka! The top 5 places people have their best ideas

Do you get your best ideas in the bathroom? If you answered yes, you're in the majority, according to research conducted by thinking expert and occasional Anthill contributor Ken Wall and three colleagues.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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