Australia is the global leader in wool science and innovation and continues to lead the world with its research and development aimed at enhancing the strength of the global wool demand. The focus of this course will be on the development of leading edge products for global markets, as well as innovative practices and processes to improve productivity and efficiency amongst wool producers and processors.

This course provided participants with an increased understanding of innovation and its importance to commercial success. It will introduce many recent innovations suitable for industry adoption and outline the development and commercialization of current and future wool based innovations that capitalise on the properties of Australian wool fibre.


Dr Geoff Naylor, CSIRO Introduction to Innovation Presentation Notes
Dr Tony Pierlot, CSIRO Lightweight wool
structure and properties
Presentation Notes
Dr Geoff Naylor, CSIRO Wool the Technical Fibre Presentation Notes
Fibre of the Gods Movie
Dr Geoff Naylor, CSIRO Comfortable Next-to-Skin Wool Presentation Notes
Dr David Phillips, CSIRO Wool Fibre Modification – OPTIM and its Product Opportunities Presentation Notes
Mr Martin Prins, CSIRO Development of SOLOSPUN Presentation Notes
Dr Rex Brady, Deakin University Innovation in the Coloration of Wool Presentation Notes
Dr Cathryn Lee, AWI Innovation in the Coloration of Wool Presentation
Mr Martin Prins, CSIRO Introduction to YARNSPEC Presentation Notes
Innovations in Spinning Technology Presentation
Mr Gary Robinson Exciting new spinning technologies Presentation Notes
Mr Laurie Staynes, CSIRO Engineering the Performance of Wool Knitwear for Softness and Appearance Retention Presentation Notes
Mr Jimmy Jackson, AWI AWI Wool Knitwear Product Innovations Presentation
Dr Peter Cookson, Deakin University Nanotechnology and Textiles Presentation Notes
Dr Niall Finn, CSIRO Wool in Non-Wovens Presentation Notes
Dr Allan De Boos FAST – for Wool Fabric Design and Finishing Presentation Notes
Dr Tony Pierlot , CSIRO The Total Easy Care Wool Suit and Producing Lighterweight Wool Garments Presentation Notes
Dr Allan De Boos AWI Woven Fabric Innovations Presentation
Mr Mark Brooks (AWI) Wool in Sportswear Presentation
Dr Barry Harrowfield, CSIRO Innovation in the Auto Industry Presentation Notes
Mr Martin Prins, CSIRO Preparing the Mind Presentation Notes
Dr Ian Russell, CSIRO Wool in an Ecologically Aware World Presentation Notes
Dr Nigel Johnson, CSIRO CSIRO’s View of the Future for Wool Innovation Presentation Notes
Mr Tony Turk Innovation in Practice Presentation Notes