It is award season for science, innovation and good design

Major awards for science, innovation and design kick off this week with nominations opening for two prestigious prizes. Through the annual Good Design Awards program, Good Design Australia recognises and celebrate excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation. The awards recognise good design, design innovation and design impact in a number of fields including…

Strategic Elements progresses printable electronics

Perth company Strategic Elements has demonstrated its nanocube data storage device (pictured) to a major printed electronics conference in Finland involving 50 companies in the field of printable electronics. The company’s Sydney product engineers, at its subsidiary Australian Advanved Materials, have been working with the University of New South Wales, CSIRO and VTT Finland to…

Plant and other meat and protein alternatives set to shine

The food sector will see continuing growth in alternative, processed protein foods such as plant-based meats and other alternatives, according to a major report from AgriFutures Australia. AgriFutures, the successor to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), estimates that additional opportunities for the protein sector will total more than $19.9 billion by 2030,…

Queensland’s Black Sky to test rocket motors

Rocket launch provider, Black Sky Aerospace and UK company Raptor Aerospace will conduct an international rocket motor test and sounding rocket launch campaign in Queensland’s outback. The campaign will begin later this month at the Beyond the Blue Aerospace sub-orbital launch facility at Goondiwindi, with Raptor testing and space qualifying their launch vehicles and systems.…