Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two).
There is a lot of excitement about batteries, but they're absent from the forecasts by establishment experts like the IEA who think the grid can absorb lots of wind and solar with cheaper options. Yet they may be missing something rather important.
Dr Fiona Wood became a world renowned plastic surgeon when she invented a new treatment for burns victims called ‘spray-on skin’.
In this video Dr Wood says there is a lot of good brain power in Australia, but the key to being able to innovate on a greater scale is collaboration, and merging science with big business. "That’s where we will see how we can integrate and take some of those fantastic Australian ideas and really run with them globally,” she says.
Dr Wood’s technology is continually improving and will one day be used for a number of different applications. She was born in Britain but we claim her anyway, as one true, Clever Australian.