Support for proof of concept and the commercialisation of innovative ideas is the driving force behind an exciting new initiative at the University of Newcastle. Nominations are invited for the inaugural Chancellor’s Award for Innovation, a scheme designed to inspire innovative thinking and translational research, and kick start a new culture of entrepreneurship within the read more

Million dollar investment for regional incubator spaces

The University of Newcastle (UON) has received $1 million in state funding to support the development of an Integrated Innovation Network across the Hunter regions. Announced today by The Hon John Barilaro MP, the Boosting Business Innovation grant will help UON to create enabling environments where researchers, start-ups and SMEs can undertake multi-disciplinary collaboration and read more

UON obesity prevention program to be rolled out internationally

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) multi award winning Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program led by Professor Philip Morgan will be adapted for an ethnically diverse population in Birmingham in the United Kingdom (UK), after the program received a $916,315 grant from the UK National Institute of Health Research with the University of Birmingham and The read more

UON Researcher Awarded Australia’s Top Innovator

University of Newcastle Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO, has become the inaugural recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation. The Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation is the nation's pre-eminent award for a significant advancement of knowledge through research and innovation through the application of science for a substantial commercial, economic and social impact. Professor read more

Celebration of Innovation | 2015 Excellence in Innovation Awards

Four University of Newcastle (UON) and one Hunter-based champion of innovation have been acknowledged in this year's Excellence in Innovation Awards, presented by Newcastle Innovation. The Excellence in Innovation Awards recognise University of Newcastle researchers who are true experts in their field, and demonstrate a major focus on transferring their expertise into practical solutions for read more

Commercialisation grant awarded to pursue Myopia treatment

A therapeutic solution aimed at slowing and possibly reversing the progression of Myopia (short-sightedness) is on the path from patent to product with the support of a $20,000 grant from Newcastle Innovation. Dr Sally McFadden from the School of Psychology has been awarded the 2015 Newcastle Innovation Commercialisation in Research Grant at the recent HMRI read more