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The university research commercialisation pipeline is broken, education experts say. Here’s how it could power Australia’s economic recovery.

Australia is missing out on innovation opportunities because of a lack of direct investment in links between university research bodies and the private sector, according to Universities Australia. The return on investment to industry of university research and development has been estimated at $4.50 for every $1 invested. “We think […]
The university research commercialisation pipeline is broken, education experts say. Here’s how it could power Australia’s economic recovery.
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Bill Gates says the novel coronavirus is a ‘once-in-a-century pathogen.’ The Gates Foundation just joined Wellcome and Mastercard in committing $125 million to find new treatments for it.

The Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard are committing $US125 million in funding to companies developing treatments for the novel coronavirus. The organisations said Tuesday that the funding would be used for a COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator “to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 epidemic by identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling-up treatments.” […]
Bill Gates says the novel coronavirus is a ‘once-in-a-century pathogen.’ The Gates Foundation just joined Wellcome and Mastercard in committing $125 million to find new treatments for it.
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Chart: America is killing it in terms of R&D researchers

Globally, around a thousand in every million people work as researchers in research and development. This is an important metric, as research is a key plank in many people’s visions for creating innovative nations. But according to data from the World Bank, the United State’s share is almost four times […]
Chart: America is killing it in terms of R&D researchers