Monash adds the cream to food innovation

Melbourne’s Monash University has launched Monash Food Innovation in a major new commitment to apply research to co-create innovations with industry. Monash took over Mondelez International’s regional food innovation centre in 2016, and has been busy expanding the operation and integrating it with the university’s diverse research disciplines. Mondelez had made its centre available to…

Cannabis production facility gets major projects status

The federal government has granted major projects status to a massive project near Toowoomba in Queensland to grow cannabis for medicinal purposes. The $450 million project being developed by Asterion Australia would establish 40 hectares of fully automated glasshouses in three stages. Industry minister, Karen Andrews said the project could ultimately support 1,000 jobs, and…

Micro-X forms alliance with Thales Group

By Angela Skujins South Australian company Micro-X has signed a contract with Thales Group to develop its mobile X-ray products for security purposes. Under a new contract with the global company, Adelaide-based Micro-X will develop multiple image processing systems for defence and security purposes. Micro-X manufactures carbon nanotube X-ray systems that are portable and adaptable…