Australia unveils A$1.5bn medical manufacturing plan

Australia’s National Reconstruction Fund will pour A$1.5 billion into medical manufacturing in a bid to leverage the country’s “world-leading” research. In a joint statement on 15 April, health minister Mark Butler and science minister Ed Husic said that while “health and medical research in Australia is an outperforming sector”, not enough of that knowledge is […]

Natalie Chapman joins the TechTransferTalk podcast

gemaker Managing Director Natalie Chapman joined the TechTransferTalk podcast recently to discuss the current challenges in tech transfer capacity, capabilities and resourcing within the Australian innovation. She also explores the absence of the tech transfer community’s voice in current discussions around innovation and research, and the pathways to and interfaces with industry and government policies.

Industry Growth Program launched

This week, the Australian Government launched the highly anticipated $392M Industry Growth Program, designed to fuel the growth of SMEs & start-ups. The program replaces the previous Accelerating Commercialisation grant program and is for innovative businesses seeking to commercialise and grow within the National Reconstruction Fund’s priority areas, including: Program participants gain access to a dedicated Industry Growth Program Adviser providing […]

Ed Husic’s Press Club Address

Watch Federal Industry & Science Minister Ed Husic’s press club address below, including Australia’s $15b plan to bring back local manufacturing.

Welcoming Tracey Spicer AM to gemaker

We’re delighted to welcome the lovely Tracey Spicer AM to our gemaker team as Head of Media & Communications. She’ll be helping share the extraordinary stories of our Australian innovators who are changing the world. Tracey is a multiple Walkley Award winning author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored national programs for ABC TV and […]

Natalie Chapman speaks at the University of Sydney Graduation Ceremony

Transcript: First of all congratulations!! You’ve put in a tremendous amount of hard work to be here today. You and your family must be so proud. What an awesome achievement. As a Science graduate of the University 24 years ago. I’m extremely honoured to be delivering the occasional address at your graduation. Thank you for […]

Bioreactor PhD launches careers

Swinburne University’s innovative Bioreactor PhD Program was launched only three years ago, with funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), but the benefits of its entrepreneurial focus are already clear to the program’s supervisors, the first cohort of students and their industry partners. ‘We’ve achieved our two main goals: to make our PhD program highly […]

gemaker rewards young innovators at Australia’s largest science fair

For the tenth year in a row, the University of Wollongong ran the Illawarra Coal Science Fair on 29 November. The 2017 Fair was the biggest ever, attracting more than 1000 students from 85 schools around the region. Associate Professor Stephen Ralph, Head of UOW’s School of Chemistry, said ‘This event allows students to showcase […]

gemaker sponsors female student to attend YMCA Space Camp!

YMCA Space Camp

gemaker has created the ‘gemaker Future Woman in STEM Scholarship‘ to support a female student from a disadvantaged/rural background with the best answer to the question ‘What topic in Space do you like exploring?’. The scholarship enables the winner to attend the YMCA Space Camp in October. This year, our scholarship winner is Ashleigh, a Year 9 […]

gemaker wins at the Telstra Business Awards!

gemaker telstra awards photo

On Tuesday night at the Telstra Business Awards gala dinner gemaker – a unique Australian business that focuses on taking new technologies to market – was named winner of the Micro-Business category for NSW.