Flinders Research NewsResearchNow – Flinders’ new research management system

ResearchNow

ResearchNow is the University’s new research management system. It includes powerful tools for automatic publication harvesting, researcher profile promotion and research metrics collection and reporting. 

In this issue of Inspiring Research we’re profiling ResearchNow, to introduce you, our Flinders’ research community, to this new system and provide you with key information.

How will it help me?

Your profile and publication data will be professionally presented and easily discoverable via the public ResearchNowPortal.

The system makes it easy for you to check and update your profile and publication data.

Links to Scopus make it easy to download detailed research output records.

ResearchNow will promote your research through improved discovery of publications and researcher profiles.

How will it help Flinders?

Your updated publication data will improve the overall quality and completeness of our research data.

The improved data quality and completeness combined with the enhanced reporting capability will contribute to the University’s competitive research rankings, such as ERA.

When is it coming?

The full University roll out will start in August 2019.

A full pilot with the College of Science & Engineering will begin in July 2019.

Training in how to use ResearchNow, including where and how to access support will be provided to all Flinders’ researchers and research support staff. 

Researchers in the College of Science and Engineering can now register and enrol for ResearchNow at ienrol - research.

We endeavor to fully support your ResearchNow experience and journey with ongoing communications, comprehensive training opportunities and assistance. Please keep an eye out for further information about ResearchNow.

What can we expect in the future?

A next release, focusing on Applications, Projects and Grants, is scheduled for the end of this year.

 

“The new system is an important step forward for the University, so I seek your full cooperation in familiarising yourself with ResearchNow."
Professor Robert Saint, DVCR

Flinders Research NewsLaunch of Grants Search II in the new ARC Data Portal

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has launched an exciting and improved Grants Search, now available as part of the ARC’s new Data Portal.

The Grants Search capability provides quick and easy access to basic data about grants awarded under the ARC’s National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). 

In addition to the Grants Search capability, the ARC Data Portal enables insight and access to data on (i) Excellence in Research for Australia and (ii) Engagement and Impact (EI).

The ARC appreciates and thanks everyone for their feedback from the first release of Grants Search. They have listened to your concerns and the second release of the Grants Search capability is designed to make that access even easier and to increase the range of data available. 

There are many improvements you’ll discover in Grants Search II:

  • Get real-time data—including details of research projects incorporating significant post-award variations

Information in the new Grants Search is now provided as at the time of data extraction, as well as at the time of announcement

  • More specific searches 

The search functionality has been improved to enable the return of more specific search terms

  • Extract data for easier analysis

The new Grants Search provides a way to extract your searched data into a CSV format and view it in Excel. There is also a way to access data through an API (Application Programming Interface)

  • Find new information

The new Grants Search includes a number of new fields including international collaboration and four-digit Field of Research codes

Help on how to access the data in the new Grants Search is provided within the Data Portal

Grants Search is an important part of the ARC’s commitment to the public release of data it holds as an Australian Government agency.  

The ARC welcomes and appreciates any feedback regarding the new capability, including if you encounter difficulties or find issues with the data. Please send any feedback to grantssearchfeedback@arc.gov.au.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 27 June to 11 July 2019

Proactively Supporting our Research

ienrol research lists all training and development opportunities related to developing skills core to the research process and doing research at Flinders University. You can book to attend workshops, information sessions, and/or seminars that aim to facilitate the ongoing development of all researchers.

This regular posting in Inspiring Research will update you as to what’s on offer in the coming weeks, listing current opportunities that you can participate in and book into now.

Click on the links below to view the course details.


Publishing with impact - online tools to maximise the impact of your research outputsFriday 28 June 2019

Online academic profile management - ORCiD, Google Scholar and moreFriday 28 June 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsTuesday 2 July 2019

Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 3 July 2019

ResearchNow Training for College of Science and Engineering ResearchersWednesday 3 July 2019

ResearchNow Training for College of Science and Engineering ResearchersThursday 4 July 2019

ResearchNow Training for College of Science and Engineering ResearchersMonday 8 July 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Industry, Government, International & Internal grantsTuesday 9 July 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsTuesday 9 July 2019

Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 10 July 2019

 

Further courses scheduled for later in the month and beyond are available at ienrol research.

Seminars Conferences and Workshops2019 Frontline Mental Health Conference

2019 Frontline Mental Health Conference

Discover the latest mental health research, insight and techniques for the support, treatment and recovery for Australia and New Zealand’s first responders at the 2019 Frontline Mental Health Conference.

This premiere Conference is shining a spotlight on the mental health of first responders, emergency services workers and defence force personnel, with expert insight from a line-up of mental health professionals.

The Conference will be held at The Ville, Townsville from 20 - 22 October 2019.

Find out more at https://www.frontlinementalhealth.com.au/ or register at https://astmanagement.eventsair.com/frontline-mental-health-conference/begin-registration/Site/Register.

New OpportunitiesMawson Lakes Fellowship Program grant & scholarship opportunity

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The Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program (MLFP) provides Research Grant collaboration and Scholarship opportunities for Australian and Japanese researchers and students.

The Scholarship assists Early Career Researchers and Australian and Japanese students undertaking honours, masters or doctoral studies by coursework or research in a relevant discipline in the areas of urban development, planning, urban design and environmental management to study overseas for up to six months in Japan or Australia.

Applications are open all year round for the Scholarship, but should be submitted at least 6 months before the commencement of the proposed study in Japan or South Australia. 

The Scholarship provides South Australian recipients with a grant of A$18,600 and Japanese recipients with a grant of A$13,500. Scholarship funds are to assist in covering costs including travel, accommodation, food, student visa, health and travel insurance, and other charges incurred based on a stay of six months.

Research Grants Proposals for the development of research collaboration between the three South Australian Universities and three Universities in Japan; Nagoya, Tsukuba and Waseda are now open and will close on 30 August 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for applications to the Research Grants program is 16 August 2019 for a completed final draft application. Funds will support international activities leading to high quality research collaborations in the scope of the MLFP.

Up to A$20,000 per project is available under the Research Grants program with a maximum of 2 grants per SA University being available. Application support and advice for the grant is available from Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer, Research Development and Support. If you are interested in applying, please contact Mary at your earliest convenience prior to 31 July 2019.

For more information, visit the Mawson Lakes Fellowship program website.

New OpportunitiesTender - Audit of national care standards, clinical pathways, decision support tools for patients with malignant brain cancer

Australia Brain Cancer Mission

Cancer Australia have opened a Request for Tender for applications to provide an audit of national care standards, clinical pathways, decision support tools for patients with malignant brain cancer.

The Request for Tender closes at 5.00 pm ACT local time, on 8 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is by close of business 3 July 2019. For advice, documentation, and tender application assistance, please contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII) at your earliest convenience.

A national Brain Cancer Research Roundtable was convened in 2017 bringing together people affected by brain cancer, leading Australian and international researchers, clinicians, advocacy and philanthropic groups. This Roundtable provided the framework for delivery on the aim of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission (the Mission) and developed a Research Roadmap that articulates the Mission’s investment strategies.

Conducting an Audit of national care standards, clinical pathways and decision support tools for patients with malignant brain cancer (the Audit) is one of the early and immediate priorities for implementation under the investment strategy ‘Increased patient survival, quality of life and care experiences’ outlined in the Research Roadmap.

The objective of the Audit is to review current national and international care standards, clinical pathways and decision support tools for patients with malignant brain cancer to address unwarranted variation in care and inform future quality care for people with brain cancer.

The Mission, announced on 29 October 2017, aims to double survival rates and improve the quality of life for patients with brain cancer over ten years to 2027, with the longer term aim of defeating brain cancer.  As at April 2019, $124.65M had been committed to the Mission through co-investments from philanthropy, non-government organisations and governments, including $58.35M from the Australian Government through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). Cancer Australia is responsible for administering the Mission, supported by a Strategic Advisory Group (MSAG).

Flinders Research NewsSeeking interested researchers to join the CMPH Animal Ethics Review Sub-Committee

Animal Welfare Committee

The College of Medicine and Public Health Animal Ethics Review Sub-Committee (AERSC), a subcommittee of the Animal Welfare Committee (AWC), is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from interested researchers to join as new members.

Current researchers at Flinders undertaking animal research are welcome to apply. EOIs close Monday 8 July 2019.

Positions include:

AERSC Subcommittee General Members

  • available to attend a monthly AERSC meeting

AERSC Deputy Chair Position

  • available to attend a monthly AERSC meeting
  • sit as a member of the main AWC and attend these monthly meetings

Please contact Dr Alison Elder, Animal Ethics Officer, for further details.

For further reference, please view the AWC website.

New OpportunitiesGenomics Health Futures Mission - Flagships-Pathogen Genomics

Medical Research Futures Fund

The Genomics Health Futures Mission (GHFM) is the centrepiece of the Australian Government’s $1.3 billion National Health and Medical Industry Growth Plan that was announced in May 2018.

Funded through the Medical Research Future Fund, the Genomics Health Futures Mission (GHFM) will engage with communities to help save or transform the lives of more than 200,000 Australians through research into better testing, diagnosis and treatment. 

This first round of the Flagships stream (pathogen genomics) will provide up to $32 million over four years (from 2019-20 to 2022-23) to fund large scale pilot research studies into pathogen genomics which are late in the research and development pipeline. The aim of the Flagship will be to demonstrate clinical and/or public health utility, be cost-effective, and provide capacity for translation of genomics in the clinic, in recognition that such evidence is critical to the adoption of genomics in mainstream healthcare. 

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are for clinical and/or public health applications of pathogen genomics to pathogens that are significant to human health, which may include but are not restricted to: 

  • Improved management of infectious disease through more rapid, sensitive and specific detection of pathogens and diagnosis of disease 
  • Identification and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance, and antimicrobial stewardship 
  • Characterisation of host-pathogen interactions and microbial populations 
  • Development and use of precision medicine. 

The minimum grant amount is $1 million and the maximum grant amount is $10 million. The maximum project period is four years. Projects must complete by 30 June 2023.

To be eligible your project must be aimed at the purpose of the grant opportunity and include one or more of the following eligible activities: 

  • Research and development 
  • Disease modelling (clearly applied in a clinical setting or for the purpose of public health investigation) 
  • Clinical trials. 
  • (Other activities may also be approved.) 

The Genomics Health Futures Mission - Flagships – Pathogen Genomics grant opportunity guidelines have been released prior to the opportunity opening on 16 July 2019

If you are interested in applying, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health) as soon as possible. The external closing date for applications is 12 September 2019

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsHealthy People in a Healthy Environment

Healthy People in a Healthy environment

The Australian Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ACIUCN) is inviting EMCRs to register to attend the Healthy People in a Healthy Environment 2019 symposium.

The event will focus on the critical links between human health, social and cultural wellbeing, and the environment. It will provide an opportunity to help focus Australia’s thinking on these important issues and on how to raise awareness and conserve the many benefits that a healthy environment provides, for people and nature.

Established in 2011, ACIUCN’s Science Informing Policy Symposium is a high-level, two-day event held in partnership with members and other organisations that engages leading experts on national conservation priorities to help inform key environmental policy.

Date: 17–18 September 2019

Location: Queensland Museum and Science Centre, South Brisbane, QLD

To register, visit the eventbrite page.

Sessions will include:

  • The link between nature and human health and wellbeing.
  • The importance of spiritual and cultural connection to place.
  • How nature can support vulnerable communities.
  • Case studies on the effective actions, benefits and barriers to connecting people with nature.
  • Building support for nature.
  • Ensuring a healthy planet for healthy people – policy challenges and opportunities.
  • Distilling the social and cultural benefits of nature into policy and practice workshop.

The keynote speakers are Professor Kerry Arabena, Managing Director Karabena Consulting Trust and Weyarn Pty Ltd and Executive Director of First 1000 Days Australia, and Dr Bruce Bolam, Chief Preventive Health Officer, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsCollaborative Research Fund briefing session

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The Defence Innovation Partnership is hosting a briefing session on their Collaborative Research Fund process at Flinders in the City.

The next round of funding is scheduled to open mid July 2019. This brief will answer everything directly relating to the application process, questions, criteria and will showcase a number of our previously funded projects.

Where: Flinders in the City, Victoria Square, Level 1, Meeting Room 1

When: Thursday 4 July

Time: 10:30am (morning tea to follow)

Register your interest at Eventbrite.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsCalling all HDR Supervisors! Sign up to Judge the Flinders 3 Minute Thesis competition

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The Office of Graduate Research is seeking judges for the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Heats or Semi-Final to be held at Flinders (see dates below).

The 3MT is a transnational competition for University students. PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance, in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

It is not an exercise in trivialising or 'dumbing-down' research. The oration should engage the audience without reducing research to entertainment value alone. It is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills.

Heats: 

Wednesday 3 July, 10am – 12pm

Thursday 4 July, 2pm – 4pm

Friday 5 July, 10am – 12pm 

Semi-Final: 

Thursday 15 August, 1pm – 3pm   

In the 3MT competition, competitors progress through heats, the semi-final, the University final, and then the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition, held in Brisbane, Australia in October 2019, each with prize money attached to it. 

Flinders University students and staff, and members of the public are encouraged to attend the heats, semi-finals and final and support our students and their ground-breaking research.

For further information, contact Dr Dani Milos or visit the Office of Graduate Research website.

New OpportunitiesBupa Health Foundation 2019 Emerging Health Researcher Award

BUPA Health Foundation

The Bupa Health Foundation is now seeking nominations for its 2019 Emerging Health Researcher Award.

Offered once a year, this award recognises the valuable contribution of emerging health researchers (no more than 5 years post PhD) make toward improving health outcomes for all Australians. The award is open to all disciplines of health and medical research with a particular focus on those incorporating translation into their work. 

The national winner will receive prize of $25,000 to put towards continuing their research career. Selected Finalists and Highly Commended nominations will also be acknowledged through the awards.

Nominations can be made online via the Bupa Health Foundation website at www.bupa.com.au/foundation. Applications close on Monday 15 July 2019 (9am AEST). The Flinders internal closing date is 1 July 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application support and advice, please contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager: Research Training, Development, and Communications.

The Bupa Health Foundation is a leading charitable foundation dedicated to health in Australia.  Our vision is to partner with health and medical researchers to address the health needs of the Australian community and deliver on our purpose to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

The role of the Foundation is not only to support research through funding and partnerships, but also to develop the capabilities, skills and networks of researchers to improve the translation of their findings so as to have real impact on health and care.

 

New OpportunitiesRound 2 of the BioMedTech Horizons Program now open

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Round 2 is now open for the the Australian Government's $45 million BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH2.0) program, delivered by MTPConnect.

BMTH2.0 is an initiative to support innovative collaborative health technologies, drive discoveries towards proof-of-concept and commercialisation that address key health challenges as well as maximise entrepreneurship and idea potential. This funding is being delivered via the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), and administered by MTPConnect, the Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical Industry Growth Centre.

BMTH2.0 can provide up to $1 million of funding over a maximum two-year period to help eligible organisations progress medical technologies and devices through to Proof of Concept or beyond, the point where they are attractive to secure further venture capital or other funding. EOIs must be submitted by an Australia based SME, including startup company. The applicant’s research collaborator must be an Australian research organisation / institute / university. Please note that BMTH2.0 is a fully funded grant program that encourages, but does not require, matching funding be provided by the applicant.

MTPConnect has opened a call for non-confidential Expressions of Interest (EOI) to identify and select a number of biological and medical technology innovation initiatives that address one of the following four priority therapeutic areas:

  1. Cardiovascular;
  2. Orthopaedics;
  3. Emergency medicine/trauma; or
  4. Ophthalmology.

Within these four priority areas are nine Clinical Challenges. Applications must address one of the following to be eligible.

Ophthalmology:

  1. Image-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, including those utilising AI for diagnosis of macular degeneration, glaucoma and/or diabetic retinopathy in the general population.
  2. Drug delivery technologies for the treatment of eye disease (for example; drug-delivery systems to avoid intravitreal injections in patients with age-related macular degeneration or other conditions; or sustained drug delivery systems for the treatment of eye disease).
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Cardiovascular

  1. Global risk assessment tools for the prediction and early detection of atrial fibrillation, heart failure and coronary artery disease (for example, AI-based tools, genetic tools) and/or diagnostics/bedside diagnostics for screening for coronary/peripheral atherosclerosis, heart failure and risk of sudden death from acute myocardial infarction/arrhythmias in the general population.
  2. Technological solutions for personalising advice and post-discharge monitoring in cardiovascular patients.

Orthopaedics

  1. Enhanced 3-D imaging diagnostics, with or without virtual reality guidance (to provide anatomic, functional or other clinically relevant information), for personalised procedure planning in patients undergoing joint replacement and other orthopaedic procedures.
  2. Medical devices and technologies for the prevention and/or management of infection in patients receiving orthopaedic implants.
  3. New and more effective device-based technologies for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Emergency Medicine/Trauma

  1. Wearable sensors and integrated data analysis/display to achieve vital sign monitoring in acutely injured patients.
  2. Advanced bedside imaging to diagnose and monitor critically-ill patients who can’t easily be moved.

 

Application to BMTH2.0 will be conducted through a two-stage process. During Stage 1, applicants will submit a non-confidential EOI through the online application portal. EOIs will close on 15 July 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health) as soon as possible. The Flinders internal closing date for the Stage 1 EOI is 1 July 2019 for a completed final draft EOI.

Eligible EOIs will be reviewed by an independent selection panel of research, industry and investment experts. The selection panel will evaluate the EOI proposals based on the defined scoring criteria and generate a rank ordered list of applications that will progress to submit a complete Stage 2 application.

For more information, including the guidelines and application form, visit the MTPConnect website.

Flinders Research News2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Early Career Researchers

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Professor Robert Saint, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is inviting nominations for the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Early Career Researchers.

The Awards recognise the outstanding contributions to the University of individual Early Career Researchers, embarking on their research career. These awards will recognise, reward and encourage excellence in research across all Colleges.

Up to ten awards can be made each year. Each award is valued at $2,500, and should fund opportunities to broaden the recipient's networks and enhance their standing and recognition as a staff member of Flinders University.

Details together with the link to the nomination form are available in the Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Early Career Researchers pdf.

Nominations should be forwarded to dvc-research@flinders.edu.au or to eadvcr@flinders.edu.au by the close of business Friday, 30 August 2019. The nomination form must bear the signature of the nominator, one supporter and the nominee's supervisor.

New OpportunitiesApplications now open for the 2019 Centenary Institute’s Medical Innovation Awards for Early Career Researchers

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Applications are invited from Australia’s promising and inspiring young biomedical scientists for the 2019 Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards with a prize pool in excess of $50,000.

Hosted by the Centenary Institute, the Awards are open to researchers from any institute or university in Australia and aim to promote innovation and creativity in the medical research sector.

The Centenary Institute is dedicated to supporting the medical research sector as a whole, and firmly believes in encouraging scientific innovation in our field. "These Awards not only celebrate the achievements of the brilliant young scientific minds in Australia, but also encourage a domestic culture of scientific excellence,” says Centenary Institute Executive Director, Professor Mathew Vadas AO.

Since their inception in 2011, the Awards have recognised some of our nation’s most inspirational young post-doctoral scientists and provided a catalyst for them to gain wider recognition for their research projects, particularly in the funding arena.

The 1st place $30,000 In Memory of Neil Lawrence Prize, proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Private, will be presented to the biomedical research scientist based in Australia who demonstrates the most creative and innovative approach to their research concept. The researcher positioned in 2nd place will receive the Bayer Innovation Award of $15,000.

The Harvard Club of Australia Foundation will provide a $5,000 Travel Prize to one of the finalists to undertake a study tour to Harvard University in Boston, USA.

The People’s Choice Award will enable the Australian public to engage with the Awards, having the opportunity to vote in the $2,000 People’s Choice Award.

Applications close on Friday, 5 July, 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 28 June 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager: Research Training, Development and Communications.

Applications are administered through thinkable. Before applying, applicants must be registered as a researcher. Applicants will authenticate their current organisation email, select their field/s of study, and provide details of at least one recently published peer-reviewed article as part of the registration process.

Full details, including how to apply, can be found at www.centenary.org.au/cimia.

New OpportunitiesNational Palliative Care Projects - open call

Department of Health

The Department of Health has opened the call for applications for the National Palliative Care Projects.

National Palliative Care Projects are intended to improve the quality of palliative care service delivery in Australia.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to support nationally focussed projects for the target population groups that: 

  • Improve the quality of and access to palliative care service skill development for service providers; 
  • Improve the quality of palliative care service delivery in community and acute care settings; 
  • Strengthen understanding and increase uptake of advance care planning; 
  • Improve knowledge and community awareness of palliative care; and 
  • Improve the collation and dissemination of palliative care information across the sector. 

Under this grant opportunity, funding is available for national projects that target specific population groups who have recognised limited access to palliative care. 

Targeted populations may include but are not limited to the following under-served populations: 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 
  • People who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Intersex (LGBTI) 
  • Veterans 
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds 
  • People who are experiencing homelessness 
  • People who are incarcerated 
  • People living with a disability 
  • People who are living in Australia with Refugee status 
  • Care leavers (including Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and Stolen Generations) and those affected by forced adoption.

Submit your completed application to Grant.ATM@health.gov.au by 2 pm, Canberra local time on 8 August 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 25 July 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

Funding is available for projects from $300,000 to $1,200,000.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsBLiSS 2019 Adelaide - a unique one-day symposium for EMCRs by EMCRs

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Are you an Early-Career or Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR)? Do you want to collaborate outside of your immediate field of research, and think, "OK, where do I start?" The "BLiSS" one-day symposium has been created to facilitate local multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Abstracts and registrations are now open on the BLiSS website for South Australian ECRs (<5 years after PhD award) and MCRs (5 to 10 years after PhD award). Abstract submission closes 7 August 2019 and registration closes 13 September 2019.

Hosted at the Sanctuary, Adelaide Zoo on Friday 4 October 2019, BLiSS is an experience unlike your typical conference and has been designed by EMCRs for EMCRs, right here in South Australia. EMCRs are put front and centre and through a unique presentation format, focusing on 'big picture' ideas, with the aim to encourage EMCRs to discuss and share ideas freely. Registration is free, but places are limited so get in early!

Join BLiSS to tackle the 2019 themes:

  • Fundamentals in Life
  • Sustainable Earth
  • Innovative Futures
  • Pathways to Innovation Translation

BLiSS focuses mainly on Life Sciences research and techniques. 

All the costs are covered thanks to the generosity of BLiSS' sponsors who will be present at the symposium. You will have the chance to chat with sponsors who are your partners in research and can be vital for your work.

At BLiSS*Adelaide you will: 

  • Connect with EMCRs
  • Find out what the "person next door" does,
  • Get the opportunity to ask facility managers about the feasibility and cost of your best scientific ideas outside your technical scope, and
  • Have your say in vibrant discussions about the big challenges of our time.

Our EMCRs have amazing expertise, knowledge and terrific ideas. We want to hear them!

For more information, contact Flinders' Dr Alice Clement, College of Science and Engineering, and BLiSS Committee Co-Chair and Head of Operations, or visit the BLiSS website.

New OpportunitiesCall for Submissions for the Defence Innovation Hub Special Notice

Defence Innovation and Industry

The Department of Defence via the Defence Innovation Hub (Defence) is seeking innovative proposals that will address the Chief of Army’s focus area of Network Assurance, under the ‘Network’ priority area.

Up to 15 respondents will be asked to display and pitch their proposed innovations to assessors, Capability Managers and Defence Innovation Hub personnel at Army Innovation Day 2019 (AID19) on 25 September 2019. Defence has a total funding budget of $5 million available for successful respondents via an Innovation Contract.

This Call for Submissions is Stage 1 of a two-stage procurement process. Defence’s objective in this Call for Submissions is to select approximately 15 respondents to participate in the Request for Proposal process (Stage 2). As part of Stage 2 assessment, respondents will be invited to display their innovations at AID2019.

Stage 1 closes 3 pm ACT 9 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for Stage 1 proposals is 2 July 2019 for a completed draft application. For application advice and assistance, contact Tony Kyriacou, Defence Partnerships Director. Stage 2 proposals close 3 September 2019.

Defence’s objective, following Stage 2, is to select a number of respondents to enter into an Innovation Contract with Defence to deliver a demonstrator of the technology for user trial and evaluations with the Australian Army within 12 months after AID19. If your technology will not be ready in this timeframe, you should not respond to this Call for Submissions and may instead prefer to submit a proposal to the Priority Innovation Notice at https://www.business.gov.au/Centre-for-Defence-Industry-Capability/Defence-Innovation-Portal. If you are intending to submit a proposal, please notify Tony Kyriacou, Defence Partnerships Director.

Army Innovation Day 2019 attendees may include relevant Ministers, Defence personnel, Defence contractors, senior officers from the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Border Force and Home Affairs,  representatives from media outlets and any other guests invited by Defence. 

Defence is seeking innovation proposals that meet the following capability themes:

  • Resilience: Physical or Non-physical
  • Deception: Electromagnetic, Physical & Cyber
  • Defence: Electromagnetic, Kinetic & Cyber

For more information, including criteria and application details, visit the Defence website.


Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsAustralia - Innovation & Internationalisation Tour

TIME’S RUNNING OUT! Register today and collaborate with US researchers and expand your international network right here at Flinders at Tonsley!

Flinders New Venture Institute (NVI) has been chosen to host 10 US based academics on the Australia: Innovation & Internationalisation tour here at Flinders at Tonsley on Monday 15 - Thursday 18 July 2019.

NVI are inviting you to explore potential partnerships with academics from Fox Temple University and other East Coast Universities in the US, with the aim to co-develop case studies, white papers, journal articles, conferences, and/or grant submissions. 

You’ll also have the chance to gain insight into local South Australian SMEs to hear about their journeys toward internationalisation and the role of innovation in their development, and also into the inner workings of the Tonsley Innovation District. 

This tour provides a unique opportunity for Flinders researchers such as yourselves, to develop international collaborations and partnerships with US College academics. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit local SMEs to hear their journey toward internationalisation and the role of innovation in their development. 

A complete list of the visiting US academics, their roles and their areas of interest can be found on the Flinders NVI website.

This unique opportunity requires your involvement in a minimum of two of the following four collaboration sessions:

  • Monday 15 July 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 16 July 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday 17 July 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Thursday 18 July 9:00am - 11:00am

You can find more information and register your session tickets on eventbrite. Registrations will close on 28 June 2019.

If you have any questions or require any additional information please contact Emily Canale or on 8201 7943. 

Please feel free to distribute to other colleagues that may be interested in this opportunity.

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