New iLAuNCH Hub announces leadership appointments

The University of Southern Queensland-led Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications and Hypersonics (iLAuNCH) Hub has announced leadership team appointments in the roles of COO, CTO and Executive Director. iLAuNCH was supported under the former Coalition federal government’s $362.5 million Trailblazer Universities initiative, with $50 million in federal funding announced in May before the election.…

Collaborative project yields “world-first” geotechnical sensor

A project between Geoinventions Consulting Services and Griffith University has yielded a multi-function connected sensor for geotechnical monitoring, which has been patented ahead of production on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The new product “revolutionise traditional geotechnical monitoring,” said David Chuter, Managing Director of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, which sponsored the collaborative project through its activate program.…

The A$30 billion Sun Cable crash is a setback but doesn’t spell the end of Australia’s renewable energy export dreams

By Bruce Mountain, Victoria University Sun Cable – considered to be the world’s biggest renewable energy export project – announced last week it had entered voluntary administration following “the absence of alignment” with shareholders. Sun Cable is expected to cost over A$30 billion. It proposes to build an enormous, 12,000 hectare solar farm in the…

XTEK opens new sales and distribution centre in Poland

XTEK Group’s HighCom Armor division has opened a new sales and distribution office in Poland, citing proximity to military and law enforcement customers in Central European and Scandinavian nations. The group’s CEO, Scott Basham, said it located their ultra-lightweight body armour and advanced “rifle rated” helmet technology “squarely in the strategic theatre of support operations”…