Sydney companies announce contract to manufacture drone avionics

Carbonix and GPC Electronics Group have entered into a manufacturing contract, which will see GPC contribute avionics, design and testing input for Carbonix’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs.)   The two Sydney-based companies made the announcement on Thursday morning, calling it “a significant step forward for the sovereign capability of the Australian drone industry” and assisting Carbonix…

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Four UQ AIBN researchers earn Advance Queensland fellowships Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) have won funding totalling almost $1.2 million through Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships for research in precision healthcare, nanomaterials, and the bioeconomy, assisting projects with industry partners. Dr Ping Chen will work with Brisbane-based…

The National Skills Agreement needs time in the policy spotlight and it must include these 3 things

By Pi-Shen Seet, Edith Cowan University and Janice Jones, Flinders University Australia continues to grapple with acute skills shortages. Businesses are struggling to find workers with the skills they need. Meanwhile, workers struggle to get jobs because of the mismatch between available training and occupations. There is currently a high-profile debate about the university sector’s…

Australia’s electric vehicle numbers doubled last year. What’s the impact of charging them on a power grid under strain?

By Thara Philip, The University of Queensland; Andrea La Nauze, The University of Queensland, and Kai Li Lim, The University of Queensland The number of electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia doubled in 2022 and Tesla’s Model 3 emerged as the best-selling mid-size car, the first time an EV has held this title. Despite these headlines,…