Don’t miss the Plastics Innovation Hub Indonesia Demo Day on today, as part of the Road to G20: Beating Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea
Australian and Indonesian entrepreneurs will be showcasing business ideas that work to revolutionise plastic waste in the region.
With innovations ranging from plastic-free agriculture, to providing tech solutions that transform the livelihoods of Indonesian waste pickers, teams will compete for a chance to progress to the next stage of the program which will allow them to scale their businesses by accessing a range of competitive grants.
Please join us online 3 November and attend the event to:
Gain insight into the next generation of sustainable and scalable solutions
Find out how you can support our teams
See how CSIRO is contributing to the circular economy beyond Australian borders.
Help us co-design the Plastics Innovation Hub Mekong
If you have an interest in addressing plastic waste in the Mekong Sub-region, be sure to join our Plastics Innovation Hub Mekong Symposium on 8-9 November 2022. We are looking for industry partners with pressing challenges, researchers and innovators with good ideas, and community and government partners to help us:
Prioritise the problem areas in the plastics life cycle where innovation is most required and can have the most impact.
Pinpoint alignment between stakeholder needs/interests and what an Innovation Hub can offer.
Identify the right incentives to rally support from key stakeholders.
Consider potential activities that will enable inclusive, transparent and scalable collaboration.
The partnership aims to progress and enhance research collaboration in Singapore and Australia's shared priority areas, with a view to build future industries in:
Circular Economy and Low Emission Technologies
Food (including Alternative Proteins, Plant Genetics for Urban Food Production)
Digital and Environment and Advanced Manufacturing and Future Materials.
The collaboration was highlighted as part of the Green Economy Agreement, signed at the Annual Leaders Meeting.
CSIRO Deputy Chief Scientist furthers partnerships in Singapore
CSIRO Deputy Chief Scientist Dr Jill Freyne attended the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) Conference to participate in a panel discussion on accelerating health tech businesses.
During her visit, Dr Freyne also spent a very productive day with our partners at A*STAR, visiting the Advanced Remanufacturing Technology Centre (ARTC) as well as facilities at Fusionopolis and Biopolis to explore opportunities for collaboration in advanced manufacturing, AI and health-tech under our new Master Research Collaboration Agreement.
Australia and Singapore collaboration gives shape to the future of food
A team from CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food Business Unit participated in this year’s Singapore International Agrifood Week (SIAW). CSIRO Future Protein Lead and Deputy Director Impact Agriculture and Food, Prof Michelle Colgrave presented on Advancing Sustainable Protein Scale-Up and Large-Scale Commercialisation at the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit Singapore (26-28 October 2022), where the team were exhibiting. Prof Colgrave was also the special guest at a roundtable on Future Proteins hosted by our partners ANZ, bringing together leaders from global companies for a candid sharing of views and ideas.
Our Company Creation team also hosted a ‘Whitespace’ workshop with a senior group of Singapore industry professionals where we dived into focus themes around biostimulants, microbial protein and upcycled ingredients.
The next event in this series, which shouldn’t be missed, will be held in Sydney on 21 November on the shoulder of the CSIRO AgCatalyst event.
Australia-Singapore consultation to inform cooperation on low emissions energy
A Singaporean Government senior delegation from the Prime Minister’s Office, National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) and the Ministry for Trade and Industry (MTI) visited CSIRO’s Clayton site early September this year to help inform development of Singapore’s National Hydrogen Strategy.
We were delighted to have conversations about:
CSIRO’s new approach for addressing key science challenges through Mission portfolios and the importance for building sustainable global RD&D partnerships
Priority areas for both countries in low emissions energy strategy and hydrogen technology development
Development of the Australia-Singapore Low Emissions Technology Hub.
NCSS and MTI delegates enjoyed a tour of the Clayton Centre for Hybrid Energy Systems (CHES), Hydrogen Technology Demonstration Facility (HTDF) and the Hydrogen-powered site vehicle.
Australia’s support for science and innovation in Vietnam acknowledged
The new Australia Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski took the office in September and in his first week, he spoke at two high level events about innovation in Vietnam.
Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Day (AI4VN), hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology as well as sponsored by Aus4Innovation, is Vietnam’s leading platform for cutting-edge research and development in the field of artificial intelligence. The Ambassador was excited about the scale of the event and called it a practical way to strengthen our AI connections, bringing together the AI communities in our two countries.
Later that same day, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted a National Conference to promote the role of technology transfer and science and technology markets. At the conference, Australian Ambassador Andrew Goledzinowski shared about Australia's experience in fostering scientific discoveries and science commercialisation. Australia was also one of the three international partners invited to speak, the other two were the World Bank and UNDP.
The Plastics Innovation Hub Vietnam is proud to introduce its upcoming Innovation Program (IP).
17 candidates looking to refine a big idea which tackles plastic waste in Vietnam have been selected to participate in the virtual four-week fast-paced journey which is designed to build personal and professional skills.
Program Graduation Day will be held on 30 November 2022, so stay tuned for more information: Ippin.org/Vietnam