Issue 17
Monday, 09 October 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Rapid-fire research résumés
Rapid-fire research résumés

Cutting edge research in 8/8 time

By Andrew Hall

Do you want to learn what our researchers are up to? Then mark tomorrow, 10 October, in your calendar for Charles Darwin University Innov8 where eight researchers will each spend eight minutes outlining their new projects.

The event will be hosted by ABC Radio Darwin presenter Richard Margetson and is part of “Innovation Week” during October Business Month.

Business and industry leaders will have an opportunity to expand their expert networks by meeting researchers with skills and expertise in science, big data, social sciences, vocational education and training, engineering, health, clinical sciences and environment.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President Research and Research Training Professor Lawrence Cram said CDU had strong links with industry and the wider community in Northern Australia.

“Through our research, we are exploring new ideas that create value for social and commercial entrepreneurialism, development, and the marketplace in Northern Australia. This event showcases to local business and industry the unique and innovative research work that is happening right now at CDU.”

Some of the diverse research projects that will be presented are “Holy Cow” – technology to track the health of cattle during transit; “iWildDarwin” an app that allows users to encounter and engage with wildlife in Darwin and surrounds; and meet CDU’s new arrival, the world’s first LightSPEE3D 3D metal printer, which is set to revolutionise Northern Australia manufacturing and supply chains.

View the researchers and their projects on the CDU Innov8 website, W: innov8.cdu.edu.au.

Innov8 2017 will be held at the CDU Theatre (building Orange 3), 5pm to 8.30pm and is open to the public. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. Please register at the Innov8 website.