Breeding mosquitoes; turning Aussie wheat into Indonesian exports; connecting land and sea; the first 1,000 days of life

Media releases, The Australia-Indonesia Centre

Aus indo logoToday in Surabaya, the third Indonesia-Australia Research Summit discusses research to change lives, including:

  • What happens when islands and remote communities get electricity? How does 24/7 power change families, businesses, and hierarchies?
  • Families hatching and releasing mosquitoes to fight dengue
  • Joint competitive advantage – working together to build our economies
    • Australian wheat becomes Indonesian noodles for global export
    • Australian cotton and rayon transform into Indonesian fashion exports

  • How higher education in Indonesia and Australia can drive national innovation goals
  • Building sustainable and resilient port cities
    • Improving the health of trains and tracks – for port and transport efficiency and safety
    • Creating the infrastructure for electric cars
    • Connecting land and sea in island nations
  • Bringing primary care to communities
    • Finding out who is dying and why – a national register
    • Student experiences in saving mums’ lives
    • Local nutrition resources to fight the obesity epidemic
    • Investing in the first 1,000 days of life in indigenous communities
    • A healthy start to life – the national approach
  • Urban water
    • Water sensitive cities – how to get there in Bogor and Jakarta
    • Eco-technologies for urban rivers
    • Urban flood modelling
  • Energy
    • Remote electrification – stories from the solar frontline
    • Creating a sustainable energy market for millions of Indonesians.

The Summit is at Kampus C, Universitas Airlangga.

All sessions are open to the media and the speakers are available for interview.

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For interviews in English, contact Andrew Tijs on +61 405 278 298 or