Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre
Mr Mike GroganDirector, Southern Region
Mr Tim GibsonDirector, Members and Partnerships
Alertness CRC Limited
The Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) is an industry focused research program aimed at developing new products and approaches to improve alertness for individuals and across organisations including
- New shift scheduling and workplace design techniques
- Novel alertness/fitness-for-duty assessment devices
- Individualised programs for better sleep health
- Customised lighting integrated with sleep, work and alertness assessments
- New ways to diagnose and treat disorders suitable for consumers and occupational groups
Dr Andrew TuckerGeneral Manager Research & Development
Amentum Defence and Security
Amentum is a high-tech startup with a mission to support the Australian Defence Force and improve global security by developing monitoring systems to detect CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive) threats.
Dr Iwan Cornelius
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisationis home to Australia’s nuclear expertise.
At the heart of ANSTO’s research capabilities, there are a multi-purpose research reactor (OPAL) and a suite of accelerators, including the Australian Synchrotron . As a Federal Government agency, ANSTO provides policy advice to Government on all matters relating to nuclear science, technology and engineering. It supports Government in undertaking its international roles and obligations.
The research reactor OPAL facilitates specialised research using a growing suite of neutron beam instruments at ANSTO’s Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) at Sydney. This is complemented by the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne with its beamlines using synchrotron radiation. Consequently, ANSTO scientists apply neutron scattering and X-ray techniques to solve complex research and industrial problems. The complementarity of the techniques, neutron scattering and synchrotron radiation, is applicable in a wide range of fields, such as chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, earth sciences, life sciences and cultural heritage and fosters an inter- und multidisciplinary approach to research.
In addition, ANSTO is home to Australia’s critical nuclear medicine manufacturing capabilities, it is estimated one in two Australians will need the nuclear medicines made by ANSTO. The mining industry relies on ANSTO to provide advice and technology to handle naturally occurring radioactive materials in mineral processing. ANSTO also provides expert advice on the safe treatment and disposition of nuclear waste and specialised irradiation services.
ANSTO is home to Australia’s expertise in radiation monitoring and measurement, including maintaining the national standard for the Becquerel (the unit of measure for radioactivity) and detector development for medical applications. It hosts the Environmental Radioactivity Measurement Centre (ERMC) which offers low level radioactivity measurement capabilities.
ANSTO works in partnerships and collaborative ventures with national and international organisations. With our partners, we work together in research and education to addressing key scientific questions, making use of the various technological platforms available as well as the scientific areas covered, such as life sciences, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, environmental sciences, materials and engineering, including modelling. Frequently, our partnerships are interdisciplinary including higher-education institutions, research agencies, industry and government agencies in view of stimulating joint activities for the advancement of science and engineering and, subsequently, innovation.
ANSTO’s collaborations are with international and national partners and include joint research appointments, joint supervision of research students, staff exchange, use of equipment and negotiated arrangements specific to each partner, including joint grant applications, establishments of centres of excellence, and participation in research networks fostering a multidisciplinary approach to research.
ANSTO is particularly connected with all Australian and New Zealand universities through the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE), providing researchers access to Australia’s nuclear science, technology and engineering expertise and landmark infrastructure which in turn, facilitates greater national science collaboration. In addition, ANSTO has strong international collaborations connected with important global research projects.
Dr Tim BoyleLeader
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC - Climate Futures Group
The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC is Australia's primary vehicle for understanding the role of the Antarctic region in the global climate system, and the implications for marine ecosystems. Our purpose is to provide governments and industry with accurate, timely and actionable information on climate change and its likely impacts.
The Climate Futures Group bridges the gap between fundamental climate science and the local adaptation needs of Australian industries, government agencies and communities.
We work in close consultation with industry and government agencies around Australia to develop targeted, fine-scale climate model projections to support operational decision making. Our clients include emergency services, hydroelectric companies, agricultural producers, alpine resort operators, forestry managers, wine makers and aquaculture producers. Our work draws on the collective expertise of world-leading climate scientists from across multiple agencies, including advisors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chage (IPCC). Climate change will be a determining factor in the life of Australians for many years to come, influencing our prosperity to the tune of billions of dollars annually. The work of Climate Futures is helping to ensure that Australia is well prepared for the future.
Dr Tom RemenyiClimate Research Fellow
Established in 1979, ANU Enterprise (ANUE) is located on the ANU campus in Canberra, the national capital of Australia.
As a commercial arm of the Australian National University we provide a convenient access point to ANU expertise for companies and organisations both here and overseas.