Collaboration is one of the key drivers of innovation, providing businesses who collaborate with a distinct advantage over the competition. Businesses collaborating with the research sector gain access to a skilled and industry-ready workforce; the latest knowledge, technology and information; and are more likely to develop new ideas, products and services to take to market.
The first ever Science-Business Match-up in Australia will be held on 8 March 2016 as part of the Business of Innovation conference.
Researchers – meet the businesses that want your ideas
Businesses – find out what research and development is out there and explore new possibilities
Investors – meet researchers and entrepreneurs looking to do the amazing
The day will include the opportunity to book a 20-minute meeting time slot with any business or researcher attending, available from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Businesses will also be given the opportunity to give short presentations during the afternoon to outline their business activities and research interests.
We are looking to give a select few businesses the opportunity to attend the Match-up as a featured business. This opportunity will be given free of charge to one person from each featured business and $100 per person for any additional people. Put in an expression of interest to be one of our featured businesses now.
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Science-Business Match-up Challenge winner announced!
The CRC Association recently ran the Science-Business Match-up Challenge in conjunction with Thinkable.org. Applicants were asked pitch their idea using a short video to have the chance to win $5,000 towards their research or business, plus free registration to The Business of Innovation 2016 valued at $1,100.
We received many compelling entries and had over 670 votes, 7000 unique views and more than 390 hours of engagement time logged. However, there can only be one winner.
The CRC Association is proud to announce the winner of the $5,000 Science-Business Match-up Challenge is Nicholas McCarthy, a PhD student from the Climate Research Group at the University of Queensland. Nicholas won for his research into tracking the meteorology of large bushfires.
The central aim of Nicholas’ research is to investigate the structure and evolution of convective plume dynamics associated with bushfire, and its interaction with local atmospheric conditions surrounding a bush fire, through a combination of field observation methods, in a move towards better model verification strategies.
He will be presented with a certificate and a cheque for $5,000 at the Excellence in Innovation Awards dinner on Tuesday 8 March.