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National Reconstruction Fund to hold inaugural meeting The board of the National Reconstruction Fund will hold its inaugural board meeting in Sydney on Monday afternoon. In attendance will also be Chair Martijn Wilder, as well as Kelly O’Dwyer,  Kathryn Presser, Karen Smith-Pomeroy, Daniel Walton, Daniel Petre. Ahmed Fahour and Dr Katharine Giles will attend virtually. The make-up…

Moderna’s Monash mRNA factory now half-built

The Victorian government has announced that construction of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility is ahead of schedule and at the halfway mark, with completion expected next year. State industry minister Ben Carroll visited Monash University’s Clayton precinct on Monday morning, where the US-based biotechnology company will eventually have capacity for 100 million vaccine doses per…

Aus J boosts sales efforts for its electric water heaters

Aus J Hot Water Solutions is expanding its international marketing efforts to capitalise on interest in its ‘clean, green, safe, and simple’ electric water heating technologies. The Leichhardt, Sydney company’s Managing Director Jay King attended the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, Germany, returning convinced his latest 12V/120V Gen 3 Duoetto electric water heater for RVs (pictured)…

CSIRO programme targets SME innovation in agrifood

Start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)are being offered access a new online innovation learning program, ‘Innovate to Grow: Agrifood’, led by science agency CSIRO. The free 10-week online programme is designed to help Australian SMEs assess how they can advance their technologies, solutions and ideas through research and development (R&D). The programme, supported…

Premcar begins production of Nissan Patrol Warrior at new factory

Australian automotive engineering company Premcar has begun production of the first-ever Nissan Patrol Warrior at its newly-opened Epping factory, with the vehicles set to appear in Nissan showrooms in October. In a statement on Friday, Premcar said full secondary new-vehicle production of the Australian-engineered-and-developed Warrior follows the completion of its final local tuning and manufacturing…

REDARC and ST Engineering partner for vehicle electronics

Electronics manufacturer REDARC Defence & Space and Singapore defence and electronics company ST Engineering Advanced Networks & Sensors Pte Ltd have signed a partnership agreement at the defence and security technology show, DSEi 2023 in London. The partnership will enable Adelaide-based REDARC to provide Vehicle Electronics Solutions to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) while driving…