NICTA CEO Hugh Durrant-Whyte has been appointed to Chair the NSW Government's Innovation & Productivity Council (IPC), a high level policy advisory group which provides guidance on priorities for innovation-led economic development and productivity. Professor Durrant-Whyte has been a member of the IPC since 2011 and has been appointed to Chair the group at least until his first three-year term expires in July 2014.
NICTA’s Karsten Schulz to lead national roll-out of GroupX program to increase number of tertiary ICT students and professionals by promoting ICT professions and careers.
NICTA today announced the appointment of Karsten Schulz as National Manager of GroupX. In this newly created role Karsten will spearhead the roll-out of GroupX across Australia, following the great success that it has already seen at a state level in Queensland.
As part of Knowledge Week, seven Victorian universities will show off their latest technology innovations to school students and the public in a powerhouse high-tech showcase at Melbourne Town Hall next Tuesday. This event is the first of its kind and has been co-ordinated by NICTA’s Victorian research laboratory.
The breadth and depth of NICTA’s smart transport systems expertise is on display this week at the 20th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress (ITS) in Tokyo, Japan.
NICTA welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the Federal Government of a new Transport and Logistics Partnership. With 41 participants from industry, the university sector and peak industry bodies, the Partnership will be headquartered in Eveleigh, Sydney, with a corresponding centre in Rhodes in Sydney’s west.
Canberra’s NICTA-led Australian eGovernment Cluster (www.egovernmentcluster.org.au
) has hosted the launch of a $300,000 competition which will engage ACT innovators and SMEs in the development of new, improved digital government services.
NICTA, Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, will receive an additional $42 million in 2015-16 to support Australia’s digital economy and help sustain Australia’s economic strength beyond the mining boom.
In honour of ICT Careers Week 2013, members of the Group X consortium – an innovative collaboration between NICTA, industry, educational institutions and the Queensland state government - have joined Queensland ICT & Innovation Minister Ian Walker to celebrate five years of success in increasing tertiary ICT student numbers in Queensland, and to look forward to a national program that builds on this success.
High-tech showcase at LaTrobe’s Albury-Wodonga campus Tuesday 30 July!
NICTA, Australia’s leading information and communications technology R&D centre, is bringing its latest computer technology for farms, hospitals and small businesses to a “NICTA-meets-Albury-Wodonga” showcase next Tuesday.
Scientists from NICTA and Monash University have joined forces to simplify the transformational power of advanced computing and make it much more accessible to Australian industry. The 15- to 20 strong team of computer scientists and engineers will work in a new NICTA Laboratory at Monash University’s Caulfield Campus which will involve both the School of IT and Engineering. The new lab was opened yesterday.
NICTA start-up company Saluda Medical has been awarded $5M by the New South Wales Government to support the development of unique technology which promises to vastly improve the way chronic pain is managed.
National ICT Australia (NICTA) and Tip Top Bakeries ANZ have taken out this year's Smart Logistics Conference award for Excellence in Transport and Logistics, with software that has improved the efficiency of Tip Top's fresh bread delivery network.
NICTA will take its place at CommunicAsia 2013 Singapore Expo today to showcase its latest contributions to information and communications technology (ICT) innovation. Nine of NICTA’s early stage businesses and research projects will exhibit at CommunicAsia, which runs from today, Tuesday 18 June, 2013, through to Friday, 21 June 2013. This is NICTA’s sixth visit to Asia’s pre-eminent event for the global telecommunications and IT industries.
Australia’s economic future looks brighter today with the launch of a national educational program to make careers in information and communications technology (ICT) more appealing to primary and secondary school students. Funded with more than $6M from the Australian Government - with matching contributions to come from industry, universities and state governments - the program is a response to the worrying shortage of high school students choosing to study ICT-related courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This has led to a shortage of skilled ICT workers capable of doing the jobs required to build and sustain an advanced digital economy. NICTA will co-ordinate this initiative – the Digital Careers program.
NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, is leading a ground-breaking, multi-million-dollar project that will use ‘big data’ and machine learning to deliver new insights to the natural sciences. This $12M, three-year research endeavour will advance fundamental mathematics and statistics to provide a framework, methodologies and tools for data-enabled scientific insight and discovery. It is supported by $4M from the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) and $8M from the research collaborators over the life of the three-year project.
NICTA, Australia's largest ICT Research Centre of Excellence announces that intelligent software developed by PhD student Elena Kelareva will be part of an important upgrade to the software that has helped set an all-time loading record at Australia’s largest port* and earned Elena a prestigious student award for IT-enabled business innovation. Elena is a NICTA-sponsored PhD student at The Australian National University.
NICTA, Innovation Partner at CeBIT Australia 2013, is taking its top research and business ideas to the CeBIT technology expo in Sydney next week, to show how information and communications technology is transforming industry in Australia. NICTA is also part of CeBIT’s exciting conference program, with experts in cyber security, big data, supply chain and logistics, sharing their knowledge with industry leaders.
NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, has appointed IBM Australia’s Research Director Glenn Wightwick and Southern Cross University’s Vice-Chancellor Peter Lee to its Board. They replace retiring Board Members Brand Hoff and Barney Glover.
NICTA today announced the spin-out of its mobile video start-up company, Incoming. With premises in the Australian Technology Park in Sydney, Incoming has secured seed financing of $1.1M from Australian venture capital group OneVentures, US-based Citrix Startup Accelerator and NICTA. Incoming is NICTA’s eleventh spin-out company. OneVentures led the round.
NICTA welcomes Geoffrey Lamb, the President of Global Policy and Advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to the Melbourne Convention Centre this evening, where he will deliver the 2013 Graeme Clark Oration. NICTA is the major sponsor of this free public event.
The University of Melbourne, IBM ((NYSE: IBM) and NICTA today jointly announced that they are collaborating to develop the Australia Disaster Management Platform (ADMP), a next generation open standards-based IT platform aimed at improving disaster management , protecting communities and potentially saving lives.
An event to promote the open availability of Government data will take place today at NICTA’s Canberra Research Laboratory. Along with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the Office of Spatial Policy, NICTA will canvas the next steps toward data transparency and data sharing in Australia.
Australia’s premier ICT research organisation NICTA and global business consulting and technology services firm, Infosys, have signed a joint research collaboration agreement to tackle the hard technology problems facing businesses today.
NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, is pleased to announce the spin-out of Saluda Medical Pty Limited, a medical device company focused on spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for the relief of chronic pain.
NICTA, Australia’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) R&D organisation, has joined forces with Sydney Water to improve assessment of water pipes using technology that forecasts potential breakages in the system.
Come to Techfest2013 and find out how NICTA, Australia’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) R&D organisation, is transforming Australian industry.
If you thought that highly focused individual effort was the best way to achieve outstanding academic results, think again. An article published today in Nature Science Reports (Vaquero, L.M. & Cebrian, M. The rich-club phenomenon in the classroom. Sci. Rep. 3, 1174; DOI:10.1038/srep01174 (2013)) indicates that frequent online social interactions can boost results. All the high performers studied for the article were collaborators - not rugged individualists.