The University of Sydney-led Centre for CubeSats, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles and their applications (CUAVA) has been officially opened this week, aiming to increase skills relevant to Australia’s space industry.
Researchers at the USA’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated a new single-step production technique that can produce wire, rod and tube parts directly from aluminium powder, and which they say could be useful in the automotive industry.
Australian anti-drone security company, DroneShield (ASX: DRO) has entered an agreement with R&D Capital Partners Pty Ltd which will enable it to access the equivalent cash to the R&D tax incentive long before they would otherwise receive it from the government. DroneShield has received the R&D tax incentive, most recently $500,000, each year it has…
Manufacturing optimism has picked up following the election, but an overall loss of momentum beginning mid-2018 persists, according to the long-running Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends.
Australian entrepreneur Matt Barrie has said he supported consideration of a UK-style patent box taxation scheme aimed at improved commercialisation of local IP, following comments by the federal treasurer that the government would take a “close look” at the scheme.
It’s time for Australia to commit to the kind of future it wants: CSIRO Australian National Outlook 2019
Australia’s future prosperity is at risk unless we take bold action and commit to long-term thinking.
New Zealand-based but Australian-listed dairy manufacturer, Keytone Dairy (ASX: KTD) has agreed to buy Byron Bay contract dairy manufacturer, Omniblend for a minimum of $22.6 million. In a deal which could be worth an additional $30 million to Omniblend should the business reach agreed milestones, Keytone will increase its production capacity by more than 5,000…
Leading Korean lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Chem has joined with Victorian company Envirostream Australia to develop safe and innovative recycling solutions to reduce battery waste. Describing Envirostream as “one of the pioneering recycle-luminaries”, LG Chem said in a statement the partnership would develop solutions to increase battery recycling rates, which “is an increasing threat to…
A project in Sydney’s Alexandria will test the performance of geopolymer concrete on a stretch of road containing recycled material from coal-fired electricity and steel production.
Industry minister Karen Andrews announced that the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre will “receive up to $2 million” to carry out a feasibility study on growing the prefabricated building industry and, based on findings, establish a collaborative innovation lab.