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2 June 2018

Andrew Holmes is finishing his 4-year term as president of the Australian Academy of Science. He says communication with politicians and the public has improved but reflecting the gender balance of the research community in its fellowship remains an ongoing challenge for the academy.

11 May 2018

With the 2018 Melbourne Knowledge Week now drawn to a close, veski reflects on the second ever veski fast smarts and thanks the panelists, Innovators, the audience and supporters for this successful evening. This curated showcase of 9 of Melbourne's brightest Innovators was held at Deakin Edge at Federation Square on Wednesday 9 May.

7 May 2018

veski chief executive officer Ms Julia L Page, having been selected to participate in Victoria’s first all-women trade mission to China, led by Minister for Women, the Hon. Natalie Hutchins MP, joined a small group of international women in trade from Victoria for a series of site visits, networking events and business meetings in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong in April 2018.

17 April 2018

EarGenie™: Personalised management of hearing impairment for infants receives funding to boost health innovations in Australia

17 April 2018

5 April 2018

A US expert on precision agriculture is helping Victorian farmers nut out how to get the most out of shared data

Trust barrier: Terry Griffin, from the Department of Agricultural Economics in Kansas, says the key to precision agriculture is in sharing data — but many may be reluctant. Picture: Dale Webster

27 March 2018

During February and March 2018, Dr Terry Griffin visited Australia as the 2017 veski sustainable agriculture fellow.  Dr Griffin is a Cropping Systems Economist at Kansas State University and is celebrated for his work in the access and use of data in agriculture.

26 March 2018

The Convention on Biological Diversity and its Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 form the central pillar of the world’s conservation commitment, with 196 signatory nations; yet its capacity to reign in catastrophic biodiversity loss has proved inadequate. Indicators suggest that few of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi targets that aim to reduce biodiversity loss will be met by 2020.

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