The team developing the Warfighter UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) has passed another milestone, demonstrating “the lightest combat UGV able to achieve effective fire from a 50cal at 1km range.”
Logan City Council has claimed an Australian first, implementing a process to turn sewage into energy and biochar at Loganholme Wastewater Treatment Plant.
By Andrew Spence Construction work has begun on two major renewable energy projects in South Australia. DP Energy and Spanish energy company Iberdrola are spending $500 million on a hybrid wind and solar plant at Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park in South Australia, while Singapore-based Nexif Energy has already begun the $170 million stage two…
Peter Rowland contributes to the discussion around “picking winners” in the wake of the federal government’s industry policy release.
The Northern Territory’s first commerce licence for growing industrial hemp has been awarded.
Budget’s $1bn research boost is a welcome first step. Billions more, plus policy reforms, will be needed
The extra A$1 billion funding from January 2021 provides a critical stop-gap. It will help recover some of the lost research momentum. But what will happen after 2021?
A new national research centre at Adelaide will be established with $20 million in initial funding, and is geared to helping Australia capture some of the benefits of the current artificial intelligence revolution.
Five Australian startups — including a field robotics company and a maker of sustainable packaging based on crustacean shells — have made the shortlist for Rabobank’s international food and agri FoodBytes program.
Highly controversial reforms to the research and development tax incentive have been officially scrapped in a “huge win” for the tech sector, with the federal government backing down from its plan to cut $1.8 billion from the scheme.
The Australian Industry Group has welcomed Tuesday night’s federal budget as suitable for the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression in the 1930s, describing it as “stimulatory, inclusive, confidence-building and forward-looking.”