Gemaker’s Response to the Industry Growth Program Discussion Paper

gemaker welcomes the opportunity to participate in the consultation on the Industry Growth Program. gemaker provides expert advice, services and training in the commercialisation of Australian research and innovation. Our senior team members average more than 22 years’ experience in this field. Since 2011, we have helped 45 research organisations, 11 Government agencies and 88 […]

The rise of AI: Navigating the second industrial revolution

The advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has brought about a paradigm shift, transforming industries and altering the way we approach knowledge work. Mirroring the disruptive impact of the first industrial revolution, which replaced human and animal power with machines, AI technology will eventually displace humans from knowledge work in unprecedented ways Should you be frightened? […]

Australian research returns value six-fold

In her Keynote address at the recent Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia 2022 Conference (KCA), Professor Margaret Gardner, President and Vice Chancellor of Monash University, referenced recent Australian studies which demonstrated that for every $1.00 committed to research expenditure, over $6.00 of impact is delivered to the Australian economy. Professor Gardner said Australia should (justifiably) be proud […]

High-performance computing: a cost-effective, secure, green, Australian alternative

High-performance computing (HPC) accelerates data-intensive research, commercialisation and careers, but Australians have limited access to Government-funded HPC facilities. Some spend precious time and grant money setting up their own HPC system, while others resort to less secure, slower, cloud-based options, unaware that there is a better alternative. What is HPC? To process vast amounts of […]

gemaker’s submission to the Productivity Commission’s 5-yearly Inquiry into Australia’s Productivity Performance

Introduction The gemaker team welcomes the opportunity to examine key drivers of national productivity and submit our suggestions for consideration in the Commission’s 5-yearly report to the Treasurer. gemaker Pty Ltd provides expert advice, services and training in research commercialisation and technology transfer. Our senior team members average more than 20 years’ experience in this […]

Celebrating a humble research giant who studied tiny forces

Dr Ulrich Senff was many things: a German immigrant who loved cooking, soccer, poetry, music and beer, an early school leaver who acquired a PhD and my beloved stepfather. What I didn’t discover until after he died earlier this month, aged 70, is that Ulrich’s research in quantum chemistry is internationally renowned because it enabled […]

A 10-year-old gem that helps others to shine

Gems, in fact, are a species of mineral flowers; they are the blossoms of the dark, hard mine; and what they want in perfume, they make up in durability Harriet Beecher Stowe Growing gemaker since 2011 has involved some dark days and lots of hard work for me and my team, so we don’t always […]

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Meet the chemistry superheroes fast-tracking innovation, showcasing Australian technology to the world. If you could create a perfect company during a global pandemic, it would look a lot like EpiChem, a wholly owned subsidiary of PharmAust (ASX:PAA). “We’re all about accelerating the commercialisation of cutting edge, disruptive, novel technologies,” CEO Colin La Galia says. Put […]

International Women’s Day 2021: The Women in STEM

In celebration of IWD 2021, we take a look at three of our amazing clients and how each of these women began their journey into STEM. Katrina Sealey Head of Research Data and Software AAO Macquarie University 1. What inspired you to get into astronomy? From a young age I was always fascinated by the […]