In the final part of his three-part series on innovation in Australia, Mark Dodgson argues for the importance of innovation in creating a prosperous society. He contrasts the success of countries which have embraced innovation with the stagnation of those which have not. After describing the influence of Australia’s colonial past, and efforts in recent decades to bring forth change, this week Mark Dodgson presents his simple recipe for government, business and education, to create a nation with a prosperous future.
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Innovation in Australia part 3 of 3 - getting to where we want to be - The Science Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Innovation in Australia part 2 of 3 - recent times - The Science Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Mark Dodgson continues his look at innovation in Australia. We hear about Australian inventor Arthur Bishop (1917–2006), described as a modern-day Leonardo da Vinci. He took on the world car industry with his new steering mechanism. Politician John Button sought to modernise Australia’s backward approach to industry in the 1980s, and the CSIRO, bruised and battered at the turn of the century survives as it transforms itself making its research more market-focussed. This week it launched its latest flagship, concentrating on digital communications.
Innovation in Australia part 1 of 3 - early beginnings - The Science Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Australia in the years following European settlement was so markedly different from today. So much that we take for granted in food production, medicine, communications transport and much else had not been developed. The early settlers’ approach to innovation was shackled by a colonial dependence on imported technology and a focus on individuals rather than any collective endeavour. Despite this, Australia had its inventors tinkering and making great strides, some of which were at the forefront of the world’s developing technologies. What was their secret? What needs to happen now? And why have Australians not heard of Henry Sutton, described by Professor Mark Dodgson, presenter of this series, as possibly one of the greatest inventors in history?
10 Accidental Inventions: By the Numbers — Every once in a while Chuck and Josh do things by the numbers and here’s a good example. Turns out a surprising amount of ubiquitous items in our everyday lives were stumbled upon by accident. This episode explores a few of the more noteworthy ones.
One of the biggest actresses of MGM’s Golden Age, also lived a quiet life as an inventor. During World War II, Hedy Lamarr invented a form of wireless communication that led to Bluetooth, GPS and more.
Paul Fenwick takes us through a humorous journey of bad inventions from bygone eras. They are cautionary tales with a plea for inventors not to screw up. He talks about asthma cigarettes, cocaine toothache drops for children, the Tempest prognosticator, and blood fueled devices. In the world of bad inventions, toys take center stage, with Cabbage Patch Doll "snack-time kid" which grinds its plastic food into dust along with other unintended food.
Paul Fenwick’s cautionary tale about bad inventions is a humorous talk on how things can go terribly wrong if inventors screw up because they didn’t carefully think their way through the development and marketing of new inventions. Paul discusses asthma cigarettes, cocaine toothache drops for children, the Tempest Prognosticator, the use of leeches, and blood fuel devices as examples of poorly thought out inventions.
In the field of bad inventions, toys take center stage, as Paul explores Cabbage Patch "snack time kid" and the unintended consequences produced by this poorly thought out toy. Various forms of melty beads are looked at. Hear tales of the Atomic Energy Lab, which contained uranium ore and a comic book on how to split the atom.
Non-toy inventions such as a fire alarm trap to catch pranksters, a fresh air breathing device in case of smoke, as well as the 20 million dollar "acoustic kitty", all terible inventions based on good ideas. He wraps up with his talk on terrible inventions with his own invention that helps people to be more productive while driving their cars.
Learn how to License Your Toy Invention with Mary Ellroy Toy Inventor and Agent | Ideas Uploaded Inventing Inventor Invention Blog
Mary Ellroy a Toy inventor and agent offers some great advice on how to license your toy invention
How Toy Inventors Kurt Marquart and Elaine de la Mata Licensed Squaredy Cats (Podcast) | Ideas Uploaded Inventing Inventor Invention Blog
In this podcast toy Inventors and Illustrators Elaine and Kurt from Monkeydoodledandy.com talk about licensing their characters Squaredy Cats
In this podcast Jim DeBetta an inventor coach and entrepreneur, shares some of his knowledge of helping inventors take an idea from a sketch, to a retail ready product.
Interview with Inventor Roger Brown who gets his Ideas Licensed by Spending Less than $100 | Ideas Uploaded Inventing Blog
In this podcast Roger Brown a successful inventor explains that using his process you can get ideas licensed by spending less than 100 dollars
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