$260,000 awarded to medtech partnership between University of Melbourne and Bendigo Health

The Victorian government-funded Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre is supporting a $260,000 partnership between the University of Melbourne and Bendigo Health, aiming to accelerate development of products. In an announcement on Thursday, the Victorian government said it was the first time the $20 million program had funded a partnership in a regional location and followed previous…

BluGlass joins Californian electronics R&D consortium

BluGlass has joined a collaborative research effort at University of California Santa Barbara dedicated to new semiconductor-based technologies. According to an announcement from the company on Wednesday, membership of the university’s Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) is invite-only. The industry-researcher group involves the university’s pre-eminent gallium nitride experts, said BlueGlass, including blue-LED…

UNSW AI Institute launched

University of NSW Sydney launched its new UNSW AI Institute on Tuesday, which it says will support the activities of over 300 of its academics working in AI across all of its faculties. Interim director Associate Professor Haris Aziz said the newly-launched centre was taking a synergistic approach involving activities across AI, machine learning, and…

Australian team finds rare, incredibly hard diamond in space rocks

Research published on Tuesday and led by Monash University might lead to the production of novel, ultra-hard diamonds with usefulness in industrial applications. The team – made up of researchers from Monash University, CSIRO, RMIT University, the Australian Synchrotron, and Plymouth University – has had its work published in Proceedings of the National Academy of…