Science Talk

Why good science is great business for Singapore, Australia

The Good Science = Great Business 2018 Festival aims to bring top scientists together, says Mr Bruce Gosper
The Good Science = Great Business 2018 Festival aims to bring top scientists together, says Mr Bruce Gosper

Australia is full of surprises. Our country's vastness is impressive. Our beaches delight. Our unique animals capture the imagination. But beyond our landscape and lifestyle is the excellence of our science, innovation and ingenuity.

Australia has produced 15 Nobel Laureates, 11 in science or medicine. Australian scientists are responsible for transformative innovations, including the fast WLAN technology behind WiFi, polymer banknotes, hydrogen-fuelled transport, ultrasound scanners, the cochlear implant and life-saving vaccines, to name a few.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2018, with the headline 'Why good science is great business for S'pore, Australia'. Print Edition | Subscribe