COVID-19 has taken Australia and the world by surprise. Coming after severe droughts in eastern Australia, concerns have been raised about Australian food security.
Engineers at RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct have stepped up to address the PPE shortage among frontline workers, have used the precinct’s 3D printing equipment to create 950 prototype face shields so far, and are seeking manufacturing partners to scale up their efforts.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is accepting expressions of interest in its $70 million Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Funding Round. The round will support “two or more large scale renewable hydrogen projects, with electrolysers of a minimum of 5 MW capacity, with a preference for 10 MW or larger.” The electrolysers must be powered by renewable electricity. “With…
Australian technology company SPEE3D has released news of lab tests showing the effectiveness of their copper 3D printed coating against Covid-19.
The Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals head has said the current Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the value of co-operatives and the opportunity for Australia to reshore manufacturing lost overseas in recent decades.
The economic heart attack induced by COVID-19 has revealed an ugly truth – many very large companies have too little cash to ride out sharp downturns.
A South Australian company that is building a manned multicopter to compete in its flying electric car racing series has secured seed funding from leading technology venture capital firms.
Industry minister Karen Andrews has announced the federal government’s $31.3 million agreement with a consortium led by Grey Innovation, which is expected to produce 2,000 invasive ventilators by the end of July to support patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last Tuesday, when the Prime Minister announced the government would subsidise six million jobs for six months to the tune of $1,500 a fortnight, the nation’s economists were left speechless.
AMTIL, the peak body for manufacturing technology suppliers and users, has added itself to the list of voices requesting that manufacturing be designated an essential industry during the Covid-19 pandemic.