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Australians are still innovating - and some of them are telling the world about it.

These links will take you to innovative projects in universities, CSIRO, and industry. Note that the Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs) are part of a government-funded program that brings together expertise from these three sectors.


Gradiflow separation technique
BresaGen. Australia's first cloned pig
Bionomics Ltd. Gene research for epilepsy and breast cancer
Proteome Systems. Proteomics research
Prana Biotechnology. Alzheimer's disease drug trials
AGEN Biomedical. Diagnostic imaging for blood clots
Progen Industries Ltd. Clinical trials of cancer treatments
GroPep Limited
AorTech Biomaterials

Environment and Energy
Continuous self cleaning filter. Yuri Obst
Vermitech. Large scale vermiculture
Solar Sailor. Hybrid power systems for boats
Low emission vehicles
Ceramic fuel cells
ANU solar thermal research
Database of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects

UTS Mind switch
Polartechnics Skin Polarprobe
SphygmoCor blood pressure analysis
MicroMedical Artificial Heart
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
CSL Bioplasma
Margron Hip Replacement System
Qlicksmart scapel blade remover
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Enterix (Australia). Bowel cancer screening technology

Information and Communications
Lake technology - Dolby headphone
Redfern Photonics
User Interface Card (UICard) Manufacturing
AM process for casting magnesium (CSIRO/AMC)
Scramjets - University of Queensland Centre for Hypersonics
Allsaw - multi-purpose cutting tool
AutoBake Serpentine baking systems
Pulse combustion process CSIRO. (including video)
SICOR bonding technology

AMBRI biosensor
Intelligent Polymer Research Institute
NanoMaterials Centre

Cooperative Research Centres
Australian Technology Park
Australian Robot Association
The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering
Defence Science Technology Organisation

Phase Contrast Imaging

Bishop Austrans
Permo-Drive brake system for trucks
Microwave emissions converter (Smog buster)

University research centres
Australian National University
UNSW Research Units
University of Sydney Research Centres
University of Technology Research Centres and Institutes
Macquarie University Research Centres
Monash University Research Centres
RMIT Research Centres
University of Melbourne Research Activity
University of Adelaide Research Centres
University of South Australia Research
University of Wollongong Research Units
University of Queensland Research Centres
University of Western Australia Departments and Centres
Murdoch University Research Institute
Northern Territory University Research Centres
University of Tasmania Research Centres

If you know of a good website that describes a current Australian innovation please send us the address.

Type the website address (eg. in the box below and then click on Go.

These are links to sites about innovation in general and innovation in Australia. Links about specific innovations featured on the site are can be found with each story. Links to sources of new and emerging innovations can be found in The Edge of Innovation.


Science and innovation

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
Technology in Australia 1788-1988, ATSE
Australian Science and Technology Online
Tomorrow's World
Australian Technology Showcase
Australian Design Awards
IP Australia : patents, trademarks, designs
Australian Academy of Science
Bright Sparcs
NOVA -Science in the news
Australian Research Council
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC ) directory
National Innovation (Australian Government)
Defence Science Technology Organisation

Innovation in the media

Innovations, ABC Radio Australia
ABC Science
Ideas with Wings. ABC Radio National
Innovators Time 100 the next wave

Government policy

Department of Education, Science and Training
Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources
A Chance to Change, report by Robin Batterham, Chief Scientist
National Innovation Summit report and recommendations, Feb 2000
Backing Australia's Ability


Ippyonline games
IP professor
Warman competition for Engineering students
Powerhouse Museum Resources for HSC subjects
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
National Engineering Innovation Competition
Smart Moves


Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988: a condensed history of Australian technological innovation and adaptation during the first two hundred years, ATSE, Melbourne, 1988.

Brian Carroll, Australian made: success stories in Australian manufacturing since 1937, Magenta Press, Mulgrave, NSW, 1987.

Department of Industry Science and Resources, Australian Innovations Magazine (formerly called Ascent Technology Magazine),Department of Industry Science and Resources Australia, Canberra.

Michael Southern (ed), Research to reality: some case histories of industrial research, development and innovation in Australia, Australian Industrial Research Group, Melbourne, 1980.

Powerhouse Museum, Know-how: the guide to innovation in Australia CD-ROM, Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney, 1996.

Robert Ingpen, Australian inventions and innovations, Rigby, Adelaide, 1982.

Robert Renew, Making it: innovation and success in Australia's industries, Powerhouse Publishing, Sydney, 1996 (revised edition).

ATSE Powerhouse Museum