Macquarie University’s Australian Hearing Hub has been recognised for excellence in promoting collaboration between research and industry at Cooperative Research Australia’s annual Awards for Excellence in Innovation dinner.
The University’s partnerships in hearing were one of the key contributors to the win. Macquarie has established a long-lasting partnership with Cochlear that has resulted in the establishment of the Australian Hearing Hub in 2013. The other founding members include, Hearing Australia, National Acoustic Laboratories , The Shepherd Centre and NextSense. This was also evident in the recent partnership with Google as part of its Digital Future Initiative.
“This unique relationship between Macquarie University and Cochlear at the Australian Hearing Hub is an excellent example of a pioneering partnership, focussed on a major health priority, on the global stage,” says Professor Sakkie Isak Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
“It exemplifies the way in which Macquarie seeks to collaborate and innovate with a diverse range of external partners, whether industry, government, or not-for-profit, to find solutions to real-world challenges.”
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Enterprise), Professor Dan Johnson accepted the Award at the event.