Lab Notes
THE BRIEF - Vesting and the Ombudsmen

THE BRIEF - Vesting and the Ombudsmen

June 22, 2022

THE BRIEF - Vesting and the Ombudsmen
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Leo explains why startup employees have to be patient for their company shares, while Marc takes us deep into the halls of university bureaucracy to understand student complaint management. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Casualisation and Down Rounds

THE BRIEF - Casualisation and Down Rounds

June 8, 2022

THE BRIEF - Casualisation and Down Rounds
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Marc explains how casual workers became a central element of the university workforce, while Leo explains the challenge challenge startup founders face when navigating a falling valuation for their business. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

039 - BEYOND STANDARD - Prof. Alan Duffy

039 - BEYOND STANDARD - Prof. Alan Duffy

June 1, 2022

BEYOND STANDARD

It's not often you will find scientists ghost-hunting at the bottom of a gold mine, but it would be a mistake to assume Prof. Alan Duffy is going to conform to the standard model anytime soon. 

Equal parts astrophysicist, science communicator and entrepreneur, Prof. Alan Duffy has spent much of his career searching for Dark Matter, the mysterious, invisible substance that might just be holding our universe together. He is currently is the Director of the Space Technology and Industry Institute at Swinburne, a Node Leader in $35M ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics, and also the cofounder and CEO of mDetect, a spin-off company helping us peer inside some of the largest structures here on Earth. 

And if Alan looks familiar that's probably because he is also one of Australia's most prolific and successful science-communicators, regularly appearing on TV, radio and print media to explain the inexplicable. 

Plug in for a truely extraordinary episode. 

GUEST : Prof. Alan Duffy
https://www.alanrduffy.com/

SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY INSTITUTE :
https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/institutes/space-technology-industry/

m-DETECT : 
https://mdetect.com.au/

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Dr. Leo Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

 

THE BRIEF - Sabbaticals and Sweat Equity

THE BRIEF - Sabbaticals and Sweat Equity

May 23, 2022

THE BRIEF - Sabbaticals and Sweat Equity
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Marc and Leo attempt to explain how the connection between salary and work isn't always straight forward in the world of science and innovation. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

038 - PROGRESS BY POLICY - Minister Alister Henskens

038 - PROGRESS BY POLICY - Minister Alister Henskens

May 11, 2022

PROGRESS BY POLICY

Government support is a cornerstone of Australian innovation, but navigating the wide array of grants, programs and policies that shape national innovation can be a daunting prospect for aspiring scientists and entrepreneurs. Today, we are pleased to be joined by a man who not only knows this landscape, but is helping to shape it.

Originally from Newcastle, Alister Henskens spent two decades practicing law before his entry into NSW parliament as the member for Kur-ring-gai in 2015. He has since ascended to cabinet and is currently serving as both the Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, as well as the Minister for Skills and Training, portfolios that place him at the centre of research translation policy in the state.  

So join us for a glimpse behind the curtain of NSW government, and hear how this emerging leader is shaping innovation policy for current and future generations. 

GUEST : Minister Alister Henskens MP
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alister-henskens-sc-mp-36843344/

NSW INNOVATION AND RESEARCH
https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/innovation-and-research

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Dr. Leo Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Options and Makerspaces

THE BRIEF - Options and Makerspaces

May 4, 2022

THE BRIEF - Options and Maker Spaces
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Leo explains the value of an employee share option, and Marc takes us for a lightning tour of a University Makerspace. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

037 - THE LIGHT TOUCH - Dr. Heba Khamis

037 - THE LIGHT TOUCH - Dr. Heba Khamis

April 27, 2022

THE LIGHT TOUCH

For many decades robots have outclassed humans in terms of strength and precision, yet their rudimentary ability to sense and understand the world around them has limited their widespread adoption. But thanks to the work of engineers like Dr. Heba Khamis, the robots are catching up fast.

Only three years ago, Dr. Khamis was a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher working at the intersection of sensing, software and robotics. But when she and her colleagues attended a CSIRO accelerator course, it helped them realise the commercial potential of one of the sensors they had been developing, and set them on a path to venture beyond the walls of academia.

Heba is now the co-founder and CEO of Contactile - a startup whose a revolutionary sensor design promises to change the way robots feel their environment, opening up applications in sensitive handling tasks from fruit picking to underwater manipulation.

Listen in for the very latest from this fast-moving startup. 

GUEST : Dr. Heba Khamis
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hebakhamis/

CONTACTILE
https://contactile.com/

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Dr. Leo Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Open Access and Pivoting

THE BRIEF - Open Access and Pivoting

April 20, 2022

THE BRIEF - Open Access and Pivoting
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s Marc talks about the shift towards open access publishing in science, while Leo explains what it means for a startup to pivot. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Due Diligence and International Campuses

THE BRIEF - Due Diligence and International Campuses

April 6, 2022

THE BRIEF - DD and International Campuses
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Leo gives a long-overdue explanation of DD, and Marc tells us how Australian universities have been teaching international students even without international travel. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

036 - WAVES OF CHANGE - Tom Wilson

036 - WAVES OF CHANGE - Tom Wilson

March 31, 2022

WAVES OF CHANGE

Being an advocate for social justice, sustainability, art and design has allowed Tom Wilson to develop a unique perspective on sustainability and commercialisation in the surfing industry.

Born on the Channel Islands (UK), Tom also lived in Canada before moving to Australia. He is a computer aided designer and environmental scientist by training, earning degrees from the Universities of Salford and the University of New England.

He spent a decade in the architecture and design world, followed by more than 15 years with community and non-profit organisations, including a stint as the Assistant Coach for the Street Socceroos! In 2019 Tom founded Wave Changer a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to sustainability in surfing and the ocean. 

 

GUEST : Tom Wilson
http://www.wavechanger.org/tom-wilson.html

WAVE CHANGER
http://www.wavechanger.org/

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Professor Marc in het Panhuis
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

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