Lessons from the global move to decarbonise industry part 1 – by Cori Stewart

Cori Stewart and a group of eminent Australians have just returned from Europe and the Middle East, discussing growing manufacturing in a fast decarbonising world, and accelerating Industry 4.0 adoption. In the first part of a two-part series, she shares insights into the implications of EU decarbonisation, and the growth of manufacturing hubs in Belgium.…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Skykraft raises $120 million for satellite air traffic management Satellite manufacturer Skykraft has raised $120 million from investors to spewed the rollout its satellite-based Air Traffic Management system. The Canberra company from investors including Foresight Group Australia, OPTrust, and Main Sequence, CSIRO’s venture capital arm. Following capital raising costs, the company aims to achieve initial…

$30bn National Skills Agreement delivers workplace boost

National Cabinet has agreed to unlock billions of dollars to build Australian through a landmark five-year National Skills Agreement (NSA). The agreement between the Commonwealth and the states will take effect from January next year, embedding national cooperation and strategic investment in our vocational education and training sector, according to the government. The federal government…

Russell Mineral Equipment automates mine mill relining

Mill relining systems manufacturer Russell Mineral Equipment has developed the world’s first semi-automated mine mill relining system, delivering significant safety and commercial outcomes for users and industry. The Toowoomba, Queensland company said a reduction in mill relining risks and shutdown duration was achieved through its automation of proven technologies as well as novel liner and…

Michelle Simmons wins Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Sydney quantum computing hardware manufacturer Silicon Quantum Computing’s (SQC) Michelle Simmons was named last night as the winner of the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Professor Simmons (pictured) was recognised for creating the new field of atomic electronics which are ‘powering the transition from the digital to the quantum age’. Simmons, who has already…

UTS Sydney opens cyber security Vault

A new facility billed as a first-of-its-kind secure collaborative research and innovation facility at the forefront of cybersecurity, data protection and defence technology has opened at he University of Technology Sydney (UTS). NSW Premier Chris Minns officially opened the UTS Vault, a Department of Defence compliant facility which enables collaboration between private sector tenants, academia…

Lockheed Martin backs Melbourne Space Program

Lockheed Martin Australia today announced a 12-month sponsorship of the Melbourne Space Program (MSP), a not-for-profit dedicated to developing Australia’s future space leaders. Lockheed Martin Space Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand David Ball said in a statement that the partnership was part of a commitment to nurture and empower the next generation of engineers,…