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Dan Gold talks about his business MELT Pizza which is pizza with a difference. Tailored for each client and cooked in 2 minutes in a special oven. He says it’s a new market.

Interview with RMIT economics professor Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry discuss issues including:

· The International Monetary Fund slashing its forecast for the United States, global oil prices surging to fresh nine-month highs as traders eyed escalating violence in Iraq, uneven recovery in the US housing sector and investor confidence in Germany crashes

Nick Austin, founder of Divvy a website that enables people and businesses to rent out car spaces, making better use of space in our cities and urban areas. Divvy is founded on the concept of collaborative consumption made famous businesses such as Uber and Airbnb.

Plus interview with economist Francis Grey.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Activity in China’s manufacturing sector declining and house prices falling while the Eurozone’s manufacturing sector grinds to a halt and Italy slips into a recession and Moody’s cuts Japan’s credit rating.

Asher Tan, CEO and co-founder of Coin Jar talks about how the Bitcoin system works.

Relevant links: https://www.coinjar.com/

Christopher Koch is the founder of Pop, an app for Android and iOS that lets users control the personal information they share online. He explains how we can migrate data across businesses for efficiency.

https://letspop.com/

Howard Dray talks about his business the Old Colonial Cookie Company.

Interview with economist Nicholas Gruen

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Negotiations with Greece and its prospects of staying in the Eurozone

· Leighton Holdings in trouble with the police and courts

· JP Morgan’s claim that Australia is sliding down the precipice due to glacial reform efforts, with a weakness in domestic demand that is recession-like.

http://butterfingers.com.au/

Tim Heasley talks about Venture Crowd, Australia’s original equity-based crowdfunding platform.

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China’s monthly trade surplus hitting a record and excitement over the uptick in inflation in China. Meanwhile there are strong jobs growth figures in the US and the EU finance ministers tell Greece to get serious.

· AT Kearney claiming that a wave of global energy acquisitions spurred by low oil prices could start within months

Scott Middleton from Terem Technologies talks about his firm’s research into female tech entrepreneurs

http://www.terem.com.au/blog/new-study-finds-australian-female-tech-entr...

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
Malcolm Turnbull saying the Budget will be about growth, not fixing the deficit.
The ATO investigating more than 800 high net wealth Australian clients of the controversial Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca,
The blow-out in the Australian trade deficit

Relevant links:
http://urbanoutsource.com.au/

Motoring specialist Ian Porter talks about the impact of self-driving cars on the industry

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The IMF downgrading the global economy

· Malcolm Turnbull’s plans for high speed rail

· Clive Palmer facing criminal charges with Queensland Nickel being put into administration

www.linkedin.com/in/ian-porter-88851020

James Chin Moody , CEO and co-founder of the Sydney delivery startup Sendle, talks about disruption in the delivery business and competing with Australia Post.

Interview with AMP chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:
· China’s growing appetite for overseas acquisitions

· HSBC forecasting that house price growth in Melbourne and Sydney will halve

· APN exiting the Australian newspaper industry by selling its regional publishing operations to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for $36.6 million

https://www.sendle.com

Chris Richardson, the CEO of Linius Technologies, talks about the company’s world first video virtualization engine

Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Malcolm Turnbull’s challenges proceeding with budget repair now that he’s won the election

· Economic forecasting agency BIS Shrapnel says home prices across the country will slip over the next three years.

· Joseph Gutnick going broke

http://www.linius.com/

Xavier Kris talks about Swift Networks, a diversified telecommunications and digital business working in sectors including resources, aged care, lifestyle villages and hospitality.

Interview with economist Steven Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

The pound becoming the worst performing currency in the lead up to Brexit and China manufacturing rebounding
ratings agency Standard & Poor’s putting Australia’s smaller financial institutions on negative watch
Record low airfares driven down by fierce competition hitting first half earnings for Qantas Airways.

Renzo Scacco talks about the RMIT Accelerator Incubator for start-ups.

Interview with AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Donald Trump's stunning victory for the White House marking the long-awaited end to the more than 30-year-old bull run in bonds

· The US government suspending its efforts to pass President Obama’s signature Trade Pacific Partnership before President-elect Donald Trump takes office

Mark Attard talks about his company San Churro which started in 2006 and is well known for its Spanish-style doughnuts and hot chocolates

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

- President Trump took the first step in expunging the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul act while tech companies fight him in the courts over the travel ban

- Specialty Fashion, the company behind Australian clothing brands Rivers, Millers, Katies and City Chic, is set to fall into foreign hands after confirming a $134 million takeover offer.

Serial entrepreneur David Thomas Roberts, author and Renegade CapitalistTM, says this may be the greatest time in history to start a business

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· China lowering its growth target to focus on risks of debt and overcapacity

· RBA keeping rates on hold again

· Consumer confidence plunging on the back of record low wages growth

Relevant links:

www.renegadecapitalist.com/copy-of-about-david-roberts

Bill Aulet managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship discusses his take on global entrepreneurship

Interview with AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· Bad signs for Australia’s first quarter growth figures
· British airways facing a massive compensation bill after thousands of passengers were left stranded by a global IT meltdown
· Adani’s mine is back on track after securing a royalties deal with the Queensland government

http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/

Tony Falkenstein, chief executive of NZ-based listed company Just Water International talks about how his firm pioneered the NZ
water cooler industry, and has been leading the Australasian market ever since.

Interview with economist Saul Eslake

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The Australian Energy Market Operator has warned that Australia faces more blackouts over the next 10 years with the retirement of older coal-fired power stations and renewables not plugging the shortfall.
· US media giant CBS moving closer to acquiring Network Ten

Tony Loxton talks about his company Blix increasing insight and accountability for sales and marketing in the retail and automotive industries.

Interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The impact of Hurricane Irma on the US economy and the May government passing legislation taking Brexit one step closer
· The battle between the Turnbull government and AGL
· Adani building a solar farm in Queensland.

https://www.getblix.com/

*Engineering*

An analysis of a traffic light system to create a logic map.

The Engenius exhibition is put on by the students from the School of Electrical and Computing Engineering to showcase their final year projects and their innovative ideas.

Australia's first hydrogen powered racing car was made at RMIT University in collaboration with Fachhochschule Ingolstadt, University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Circuit Review, Ohm’s Law, KVL and KCL

Electrical Engineering - Boolean Algebra and K Maps

Electrical Engineering - Logic Gates, Boolean Algebra

Electrical Engineering - KMap Examples: Plotting and Minimizing

RMIT research into hydrogen fuel

Prior to the building of any structure, a Site Assessment and Soil Classification must be undertaken if we are to have a complete understanding of the properties and hazards associated with a proposed site.

Considerations in performing a site assessment. To begin a subsurface investigation, a geologist or geotechnical engineer will devise an Investigation plan.

Among the range of site assessment methods, exploratory borings are by far the most widely used.

It is important to establish a proper procedure for the handling and storage of samples.

Dr Adrian Orifici was awarded a 2008 Victoria Fellowship for his research in aerospace engineering focussing on composite materials.

A summary of Aerospace aviation programs at RMIT University, as well as information about facilities, research, flight training, and student profiles.

Computer Science

RMIT Research is developing an integrated capability in nanotechnology. This comprises the design and modelling of nanomaterials and nanostructures, the synthesis of functional materials, and the fabrication and characterisation of novel nano-scale devices.

This integrated capability in nanotechnology focuses on discovery-type fundamental research and also the development of application products in specific areas such as security and air/water purification.

Find out about study and research at RMIT University: http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs

Copyright 2011 RMIT University

Maciej Ogorzalek, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Department of Information Technologies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland speaking at the Platform Technologies Research Institute lecture, sponsored by The RMIT Foundation International Visiting Fellowship Program and IEEE CASS Victorian Section.

This lecture was given by Assoc. Prof. Ken Stanley, University of Central Florida, when he visited RMIT University's School of Computer Science and IT in August 2012. The talk was sponsored by NICTA, ACM and RMIT University.

Interview with Raimund Genes, Chief Technology Officer at Trend Micro

Mr John Suffolk presented an open and frank perspective of Huawei's viewpoints regarding cyber security and the overall ramifications and impact it has on technology, society and our daily life in the seminar, Cyber Security Perspectives: 21st century technology and security - a difficult marriage.

In this inaugural Huawei industry seminar, he examined the current state of cyber security in terms of historical context, the players, and the unique challenges posed by the ever-expanding global supply chain.

Lawrence Ripsher runs Program Management, Design and Editorial for Bing’s User Experiences. His work measures impact in the billions of dollars and hundreds of millions of users. Microsoft is the word’s largest software company.

RMIT University Big Futures Hangout is an online conversation series connecting you with inspiring digital leaders from world’s best known companies including: Microsoft, Klout, Our Say, Nuffnang, Automattic and more.

Syncplicity provides file management in the cloud, letting companies sync, access, share and automatically backup files online.

Interview with Sam Chandler, CEO and founder of now international software company Nitro, second only to Adobe in the PDF/digital document market. Sam started out in Launceston and opened Nitro in Melbourne. It now has offices in Silicon Valley and Slovakia and is opening one in Dublin.

An interview with Dr Jonathan Roberts, Research Program Leader at CSIRO’s Computational Informatics Division. Roberts is part of a team that has developed Zebedee technology, a handheld 3D mapping system incorporating a laser scanner that sways on a spring to capture millions of detailed measurements of a site as fast as an operator can walk through it. Specialised software then converts the system's laser data into a detailed 3D map.

Interview with Doug Sleeter from the Sleeter Group, a US based company helping accountants work with technology to generate greater efficiencies and higher profits.

Interviews with app developer Mark Edwards from Bjango and Sean Woodhouse from Itty Bitty Apps

Interview with RMIT Professor Timos Sellis, an expert in 'big data', especially involving movement. His big focus is on the 3Vs of data – volume, velocity and variety – and his work includes developing a common language for integrating data in critical areas like disaster management

Garry and Leon talk to Sean Duca about the ways McAfee stays on top of new security threats.

Interview with Klaude Thomas, a computer science consultant to the ABC and an expert in building computer games.

Interview with Juan Benitez, chief technology officer at Braintree. an American company that helps online businesses process credit card payments

Interview with Hakon Wium Lie, web pioneer, standards activist, politician for The Pirate Party of Norway, and Chief Technology Officer of Opera Software.

Geoff Elwood, founder and CEO of Specialist Apps, talking about iBeacon technology

What's new from this weeks World Wide Developers Conference.

Interview with Alan Perkins, chief technology officer Asia Pacific for open cloud company Rackspace talks about the cloud offerings for business.

Based in San Antonio Texas, Rackspace also has offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Israel, The Netherlands, India, and Hong Kong.

http://www.rackspace.com.au/

http://www.rackspace.com/

Craig Searle talks about the evolution of cybercrime and what needs to be done

http://www.baesystems.com/our-company-rzz/our-businesses/bae-systems-aus...

Julian Badell, director of project services at NTT Communications and Andrew McGee, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems talk about protecting data in the context of privacy laws.

http://www.nttict.com/company/news/ntt-ict-hitachi-data-systems-white-pa...

Will Duckworth Consulting Services Leader at IBM talks about IBM’s partnership with Apple

http://www.slideshare.net/niels.hansen/ibm-watson-apple-ibm-bluemix

Deepak Nandia, CEO of Cap Gemini in Australia and New Zealand and James Kyd talk about the SMAC Lab

https://www.au.capgemini.com/resources/smac-lab

James Farmer, CEO of Incsub talks about Upfront which allows people to customise their site — not just the content but the design too.

http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/introducing-upfront/

Rodolphe Belin from MyVerified ID of Wilmington, Delaware talks about his company which operates a centralised identity management, and cloud data storage and file sharing platform for online authentication and data exchange between users and businesses. Its platform offers solutions in the areas of Email verification, mobile phone verification, instant identity verification, photos verification, verified ID seal security, public profile URL, online profile management, social media verification, documents verification.

Relevant links: https://myverifiedid.com/

Dale Potter, IBM Watson partner, Healthcare Transformations talks about the development of cognitive computing in healthcare.

http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/

Charandeep Chhabra, National Consulting Director, Law Enforcement & Justice in the public sector for Ajilon talks about his company’s work in policing.

Relevant links: http://www.ajilon.com.au/

Adrian Blount, director of cyber security products at BAE Systems, talks about cyber security issues

http://www.baesystems.com/en/cybersecurity/about-us

Environmental Engineering

An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to her current employment.

An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to her current employment.

An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to her decision to pursue further studies in environmental education teaching.

An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to her current employment.

An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to his current employment.

The Wonthaggi Coastal Heathland, southeast of Melbourne, supports many native species of rare and threatened plants, as well as animals such as the Southern Brown Bandicoot and the White-Footed Dunnart.

As part of RMIT's commitment to experiential learning, RMIT University lecturers Nevil Schultz and Peter Homan, with the assistance of local experts, lead students through a week of surveys on this unique heathland reserve, applying professional survey techniques and methods for the capture and release of small mammals and other vertebrates.

The new politics of climate change: building political momentum and community support for adequate action on climate change.

Follow RMIT Life Sciences students on a birdwatching tour along the Yarra River Valley.

Join RMIT Life Sciences students as they learn to trap and tag wildlife on the Wonthaggi Heathlands in Gippsland.

Since 2001, RMIT has sent a team of students to Vietnam to research environmental issues. In 2012, students looked at water management issues in Ho Chi Minh City. This video looks at the outcome of the project through the eyes of the students after their return to Melbourne. For more on the Vietnam Project visit http://www.rmit.edu.au/appliedsciences/vietnam

Simon Hackett, founder of internode which was sold to iiNet in 2011 and who is on the board of the NBN. He talks about the future of the Internet in Australia and electric cars.

http://simonhackett.com/

RMIT has committed to a $98 million plan to cut energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions – the biggest program of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

RMIT has worked with Siemens and Honeywell over two years to identify opportunities for energy and water savings in 90 buildings in the City, Bundoora and Brunswick.

Leon and Garry discuss how the university has gone about this.

http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-strategy/values/living-our-values/susta...

*Art and Architecture*

An exhibition of graduates of Bachelor of Arts - Fine Art, Painting.

Alicia Gramsbergen - a student from the School of Fashion and Textiles describes her collection Affliction’.

Prof. Chris Ryan - Co-Director, Australian Centre for science, Innovation and Society; Director of the Victorian Eco- Innovation Lab. Interview by Design Victoria, based at RMIT.

An interview with George Pappas, Chairman of the Committee for Melbourne about the value of design.

Building the Community: In June 2007, RMIT University and Architects Without Frontiers were invited to design a learning centre and transitional housing for the street kids of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Garment Sewing: Denim Jacket Part 1-3

Research Profiles: Leah Heiss - Arsenic, Diabetes and Jewellery

Research Profiles: Greg More - Eureka

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expert Alan Pears provides an introduction to what LCA is and how it can be used to understand environmental impacts and make efforts to reduce these through eco design. This video is part of the Design Victoria ‘Eco-Design How to Kit’ and prepared by the Centre for Design at RMIT University.

Life cycle assessment (LCA) example case study of plastic bags compared to biodegradable and paper bags provided by LCA expert Tim Grant. This video is part of the Design Victoria Eco-Design How to Kit and prepared by the Centre for Design at RMIT.

Introduction to eco labels - what they are and how they can be used - by Tim
Grant. This video is part of the Design Victoria ‘Eco-Design How to Kit’, and
prepared by the Centre for Design at RMIT University.

Chris Bosse - Partner and Director, LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) - discusses the Beijing Aquatic Centre, built for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and other LAVA projects. Interview by Design Victoria, based at RMIT.

Building the Community: In June 2007, RMIT University and Architects Without Frontiers were invited to design a learning centre and transitional housing for the street kids of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria (www.designvic.com). In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 1 of 4.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria (www.designvic.com). In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 2 of 4.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria (www.designvic.com). In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 3 of 4.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria (www.designvic.com). In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 4 of 4.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian explores the nuances between cultures with playfulness and wit.
‘The substance of my bones determines that I will always be Chinese.’
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian explores the nuances between cultures with playfulness and wit.
‘The substance of my bones determines that I will always be Chinese.’
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian explores the nuances between cultures with playfulness and wit.
‘The substance of my bones determines that I will always be Chinese.’
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

In June 2009, forty-nine multi-disciplinary student from Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City took part in two work integrated learning projects in Vietnam. The disciplines represented in the group included Architecture & Design, Business, Communications, Engineering, Health & Medicine, Social Sciences and Planning.

Blastwaves and malaria-infected blood cells are just some of the amazing images shown at the exhibition - stretch your mind and your perceptions to look into micro worlds.
Curated and managed by the Australian Museum, this exhibition at RMIT Gallery showcased the best twenty-five entries in the annual Eureka Prize for Science Photography, sponsored by New Scientist.
The Prize is awarded for a single photograph that most effectively communicates an aspect of science, and is a significant component of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia’s premier science awards.

Dr Kate Fletcher has been exploring fashion as a positive force for change towards sustainability for the last fifteen years. She has helped develop the concept of ‘slow fashion’ and has championed innovative design-led approaches to developing sustainable fashion products and services with clients including high street retailers, small design-led companies and nonprofit organizations.