• Australia sprints into the space race

    Andrew Masterson     |      December 11, 2017

    The announcement of the first Australian space agency was greeted with enthusiasm by many who look forward to the research and economic opportunities it promises, writes Cosmos Magazine’s Andrew Masterson.

  • High-growth firms are driving Australia’s economy

    Emmanuel Njuguna     |      December 8, 2017

    Innovation is a key driver of firm growth, according to new evidence presented in the recently released Australian Innovation System Report.

  • Protecting the New Frontier

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      November 30, 2017

    A new GAP taskforce report warns about the vulnerability of Australian businesses to cyber attacks and calls for more research, better education and higher standards to harden Australia against criminal intrusions. GAP managing director Catherine Fritz-Kalish introduces the recommendations.

  • EU extends the life of glyphosate

    Jim Pratley     |      November 29, 2017

    After months of indecision the European Union voted to extend the licence of the herbicide Glyphosate for five-years. Charles Sturt University (CSU) Emeritus Professor Jim Pratley from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation writes about the implications for Australian agriculture.

  • An update on the space race

    Dr Jason Held     |      November 28, 2017

    The international space industry has grown at a relentless pace since 2013 with considerable development also seen in the Australian market. Dr Jason Held, founder of Saber Astronautics, reviews his previous predictions whilst also playing soothsayer on future progress.

  • Space and national security

    Brett Biddington     |      November 23, 2017

    Space is an inherently ‘dual use’ – meaning space technologies have both military and civil/commercial application. CEO of the recent International Astronautical Congress Brett Biddington AM considers this dynamic on the development of a national space agency.

  • Understanding the Global Navigation Satellite System

    Ben Southwell     |      November 22, 2017

    Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is an umbrella term encompassing all global systems including GPS. There just so happens to be a GNSS hotspot over Australia. Ben Southwell from the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) explains the term and how it relates to potential growth in our space capabilities.

  • Is it time to think about ‘organic indoor air’?

    Marco Amati     |      November 20, 2017

    Rising public concern towards exposure to toxins and pollutants have led researchers to consider our indoor environment. Environmental scientist Marco Amati explains the important role indoor plants can play in eliminating harmful toxins from these areas.

  • The social impact of a national space agency

    Solange Cunin     |      November 13, 2017

    Talk about the Australian Space Agency has moved quickly onto the impact for the economy and society. Founder of STEM space program Cuberider Solange Cunin discusses how a national space agency will impact our youth and their education.

  • The International Astronautical Congress: An IPC Co-Chair’s Perspective

    Naomi Mathers     |      November 8, 2017

    Each year the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) attracts the world’s space leaders to discuss new advancements in the space industry. This year the Adelaide Convention Centre hosted more than 4500 IAC delegates from around the world from the 25th – 29th September. Deputy Chair of the Space Industry Association of Australia Dr Naomi Mathers shares her thoughts on the Congress.

  • Deep Thought – Artificial Intelligence

    Alan Stevenson     |      November 1, 2017

    A computers ability to learn is increasing quickly, however computer logic and human logic are not one and the same. Alan Stevenson considers what this means for society.

  • The Art of Success

    Martin Hosking     |      October 18, 2017

    Australian mid-sized firms have the opportunity to grow into world beaters, but they need some help getting there. In a speech at the Global Access Partners 2017 Summit Redbubble co-founder and CEO Martin Hosking encourages Australian businesses to think of tomorrow and invest for success.