For centuries, human beings have relied on patents to encourage and protect innovation. The electric light was patented, the phonograph, television, WiFi and Nespresso capsules.
The nanomaterial graphene holds vast industrial possibilities, but more incentives are needed to commercialise world-leading Australian research, the Graphene + Enabled Smart Cities Conference heard yesterday. Chair of the Australian Graphene Industry Association Chris Gilbey said in his opening remarks at yesterday’s event that graphene was a critical ingredient in the “smart cities” of the…
Melbourne company SPEE3D has demonstrated the “world’s fastest live print of a metal part” at the Formnext 3D printing expo in Frankfurt, Germany.
Renewable energy company Neoen is expanding its 100MW/129MWh Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia, strengthening its position as the largest utility scale battery in the world.
University of Wollongong researchers have created a new material that could lead to better performance in next-generation, large-scale batteries. The team – led by chief investigators Dr Yunxiao Wang and Associate Professor Shulei Chou from UOW’s Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials – had their research published in Nature Communications and featured in the journal’s…
Ticketing business TMA Group launched a new manufacturing, design and logistics centre in Melbourne’s west on Monday, which it says will employ 100 by 2022.
The University of Southern Queensland has announced its Centre for Future Materials will receive a dual-ring 84/60 carrier braider from South Korea’s Textile for Life, enabling the production of advanced composite structures.
Virgin Australia Group and Southern Oil Refinery were among the winners at Wednesday’s Bioenergy Innovation Awards, held at the State Library of Queensland.
Mars Wrigley has celebrated 40 years of manufacturing at its Ballarat factory.
A cyber security training centre has opened in Adelaide, South Australia, to help provide the next generation of professionals to the growing industry.