Australia-Indonesia Innovation

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Indonesia and Australia have been collaborating in science and innovation for many years. And we continue to build on these partnerships: developing a better vaccine for rotavirus, the gastro-bug that kills around 200,000 children globally each year; discovering the Hobbit; helping each other in times of crisis such as the Black Saturday bushfires or Bali bombings; and predicting fires, floods and earthquakes that will affect the region. With the largest economy in Southeast Asia and the world’s fourth-largest population, Indonesia has its sights set on continued economic growth. There are opportunities for Australia both to support and learn from its neighbour— particularly in the shared challenges the countries face with infrastructure and sustainable development. The following short stories are just a taste of the diverse projects that are engaging Indonesian and Australian scientists in research that’s changing both nations. You can view the PDF of the book (right) or read the stories as individual pieces below. About the collection Stories of Australia-Indonesia Innovation is the result of a collaboration between Science in Public and The Australia-Indonesia Centre. The stories were selected after Science in Public put out a public call for ideas. The list is not meant to be a comprehensive summary of Australia-Indonesia research underway or completed—it is a celebration of the diversity of collaborative projects. Science in Public and the Centre wish to thank the researchers and institutions that have made this publication possible. Contents InfrastructureBuilding port citiesRiding the rails to an efficient freight system Building sustainable, resilient ports and cities: The Australia-Indonesia Centre Infrastructure Cluster HealthKeeping ahead of a child killer: stopping gastro from birthBreeding mosquitoes to eliminate dengueHelping Javanese children hearNew targets for tuberculosis vaccineThe future of Indonesian mental healthUltra-sensitive dengue detectionCan sunshine help prevent pneumonia?Detecting high risk pregnancies in IndonesiaIdentifying the Bali bombers; testing for bird flu; and better selection of anti-malarial drugsFighting the new killers: The Australia-Indonesia Centre Health ClusterSigns of the dietary environmentIdentifying victims in the Black Saturday bush firesHealthcare for the ‘missing middle’ Health shorts:The impact of rotavirus A universal flu vaccine Boosting vaccine performance A five-in-one vaccine for all Indonesian children PT Bio Farma What’s killing people? InnovationGiving start-ups a fair goBetter shelters for Indonesia's street vendorsCitizen science recovering volcanic farmlandsCarving out success in wooden exports Environment and conservationUsing mangroves to fight climate changeClever spending for orangutans, elephants, and peopleLemons to keep elephants out of troubleManta rays munching on micro-plasticsIs the Bali ocean sunfish tourism sustainable?Lessons in conservation from indigenous practicesBetter ways to conserve the Coral TriangleLeapfrogging towards water sensitive cities: The Australia-Indonesia Centre Urban Water ClusterWhat roles do women play in fishing communities? EnergyPutting a figure on the cost of algae to shipsBetter, safer lithium batteriesDesigning the coolest tropical housesAffordable, sustainable energy for all: The Australia-Indonesia Energy ClusterAn end to Indonesia’s hospital power blackouts? AgricultureSharing expertise, not pestsInternational demand for Indonesian coffeeSafer farms for poultry and people Saving Indonesia’s cocoa Earth sciencesSearching for hidden gold and copperFinding the Hobbit and moreMaking artificial tsunamis to prepare for the worstWhat happened to Asia’s lost ‘elephants’ ?Re-evaluating Jakarta’s seismic riskPredicting fire, flood, and food shortages Credits Concept: Niall Byrne, niall@scienceinpublic.com.au Editor: Lydia Hales, lydia@scienceinpublic.com.au Writers: Lydia Hales, Niall Byrne, Ellie Michaelides Design: www.saltcreative.com.au