The Australian Institute of Physics held the day long “Physics of the Mind” symposium at CSIRO’s East Lindfield site this month. A wide variety of speakers, from the driving force behind IBM’s Jeopardy winning Watson computer to a Phd Physicist turned Buddhist guru, spoke to the diversity of issues in understanding the mind.
Vestech recently visited the Archibald Prize exhibition during a Corporate Sponsors evening, taking up the opportunity to view the artworks without the usual hustle and bustle of regular gallery hours. Good corporate citizenship is a key guiding principle of Vestech. Additionally, exposure to the creative arts stimulates the mind and assists in the inventive process. Plus […]
The time is now for Australia to take definitive steps to promote a thriving Medical Device sector which employs people, creates wealth and improves Australia’s future in a competitive world. CSL’s decision to locate a new plant in Switzerland speaks to the need for the AIM Tax Incentive, which has been clearly shown.
Removing bureaucratic hurdles, through the JOBS Act in the US, has been shown to directly stimulate commercialisation of innovation.
estech’s CEO, Dr Greg Roger, will be chairing a seminar in Perth August 12 for ICN. This seminar, covering Regulatory Issues and Commercialisation Essentials is a development from the two seminars held in Sydney and Melbourne in MAy and June this year as part of the Federal Government’s Advocate Program.
The CONVERGE Summit for Healthcare Innovation, held in Philadelphia July 15th to 16th has been opened to the world by webcasting. Increasingly the teachings of the world’s best and brightest is open to innovators in every corner of the world.
The annual BIO conference, this year held in San Diego, is the key meeting for the Biotechnology sector. Presentations by Hilary Clinton and Richard Branson were plenary highlights, with many other presentations on a variety of biotechnology areas being delivered through the four day meeting.
At a private reception at his home, H.E. Kim Beazley met with Dr Roger, who was able to discuss with the Ambassador and his advisors the import of his recent visit to the Walter Reed Hospital and the role of statistical methods and data mining in improving health care outcomes and reducing costly wastage of resources.
During a recent Washington visit, Dr Roger of Vestech was invited to meet with Cpt Eberhardt, senior trauma surgeon, to review the results of USU’s research into the results of reconstructive surgery in blast victims. The patients reviewed had each lost at least one limb in Afghanistan, primarily the result of blast injuries from IEDs.
In today’s Financial Review (7 July, 2014) Tim Dodd has written about the challenges in STEM teaching facing Australia (Why the next Zuckerberg won’t be Australian). Quoting Dr Nick Cerneaz, executive director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, the article has picked up on the future growth of our economy and how a poor STEM capability will inevitably crimp that growth.