The Capability Papers

Port of Newcastle chair Roy Green, Hypersonix Launch Systems Co-Founder David Waterhouse, Rux Energy founder and CEO Jehan Kanga

James Riley
Editorial Director

In conversation with publisher Corrie McLeod, this panel delves deep into the innovation system issues that hold back development in disparate sectors from the new green hydrogen frontier to next-generation hypersonic scramjet engines.

Port of Newcastle chair and CSIRO director Roy Green gives a masterclass on the need to take a system-level view of innovation. Hypersonix CEO David Waterhouse discusses the difficulties faced by dual-use technology companies and the disconnect between the Defence and Industry portfolios.

And Jehan Kanga discusses new technology that would enable hydrogen to power hard-to-abate sectors like long-haul trucking. This panel was moderated by Corrie McLeod.

Roy Green collaborated on a Capability Paper with Dr Marina Yue Zhang, an Associate Professor at the UTS Australia-China Relations Institute, and Professor Mark Dodgson, currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland and Executive-in-Residence at the University of Oxford. Their paper was titled Redefining our national innovation mission.

David Waterhouse contributed a paper titled Bridging the funding gap between Defence and Industry.

Jehan Kanga’s Capability Paper was titled In this defining decade, our energy choices are critical.

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