UTS Sydney to launch Industry 4.0 focused degree

UTS, Sydney is partnering with the federal government to launch a new associate degree programme to help accelerate the implementation of industry 4.0 principles in Australian business. The new two-year associate degree, part of the government’s Covid-19 response in its Job-Ready Graduate Package, aims to strengthen university/industry collaboration through collaborative partnerships. The associate degree will…

Lithium Australia protects battery recycling processes

Lithium ion battery materials group Lithium Australia has filed two patent cooperation treaty (PCT) applications seeking protection for its lithium ion battery recycling technologies. PCT protection is a way of gaining coverage in multiple overseas jurisdictions in one step. The first of its applications involves the recovery of electrode materials and electrolyte from spent lithium…

$32 million for Defence Innovation Hub

The federal government has announced $32 million in additional funding for investment through the Defence Innovation Hub over the next two years. Billed as part of COVID-19 investment initiatives, the cash will flow to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) that have the potential to enhance defence capability. Since 2016, the Defence Innovation Hub has awarded…

Space Tank wins prestigious Good Design Award – a case study by Rodin Genoff

Company incubator Space Tank has won the prestigious Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Good Design Award for its Rapid Shield face shield personal protection equipment (PPE). Part of North Melbourne’s Assistive Technology Cluster of firms created by Steve Zanon, founder of Proactive Ageing, Space Tank fast tracked the design and production of the…

Orica’s FRAGTrack wins Good Design award

Explosives group Orica’s in-line ore fragmentation measurement technology, FRAGTrack has won a Good Design award in engineering for outstanding design and innovation. FRAGTrack automatically and accurately measures rock size and fragmentation following the blasting stage in mining and quarrying. Optimal fragmentation can greatly reduce energy consumption, improve equipment productivity, and increase production rates in minesites,…