News and programs News National science week We celebrate science week 2020 by acknowledging all the amazing scientists and engineers who work at the Bionics Institute. The extraordinary events of COVID-19 have highlighted the imperative need for medical research and innovation. Medical research saves lives and science will play a major role in solving the crisis the world is facing. We are hopeful that one of the positive results will be that governments, funding bodies, and people in general will see how crucial science is; the incredible impact it has on society; and the difference monetary support can make. In realizing how important the role of medical research is, we dream of a day when our scientists can focus solely on their research instead of spending countless hours trying to find support for it.