As the global renewables transition accelerates, the future for coal regions has become a big worry. This raises an important question: can renewables create the right jobs in the right places to employ former coal workers?Details
A new diagnostic tool is closer to commercial reality after the University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging received a $1 million grant.Details
The federal government has chosen remotely operated weapons systems manufactured by Electro Optic Systems Holdings in Canberra as part of acquisitions announced in this week’s defence update. The army will buy acquire 251 Remote Weapon Stations (main picture mounted on a Thales Bushmaster, and below) in a contract of undisclosed value. The remote weapon Stations…Details
RMIT scientists and private company Human Aerospace will develop three types of space suits in a partnership involving NASA and the European Space Agency.Details
Newly renamed medical device manufacturer Nova Eye Medical has wasted no time expanding its product portfolio in the glaucoma field following the sale of its ophthalmic laser and ultrasound businesses. Nova, known before the sale this week as Ellex Medical Lasers, has used some of the $97.4 million proceeds to purchase the Molteno3 glaucoma drainage…Details
Since our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing the media and social media are increasingly focusing on manufacturers. A recent 7 News report was sparked by our report that Woolworths had reshored the manufacture of its Little Ones nappies, starting with locally made crawler, walker and toddler sizes. Ontex Australia will…Details
Telemedicine device manufacturer Visionflex has added an ultrasound capability (pictured) to its ProEx Telehealth Hub remote healthcare system. The system connects patients and medical practitioners in remote areas via satellite, allowing remote monitoring of patients and diagnosis of health conditions. Using a range of devices such as digital cameras, pulse oximiters, ECG heart monitors, thermometers…Details
Seasol has been announced as the 2,000th member of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre. The family-owned organic garden and lawn products manufacturer said that it hoped to tap into the knowledge and contacts among AMGC‘s network to improve its business. “We aim to enhance Seasol’s efficiency and productivity and respond more quickly to market demands…Details
More than $7 billion will be spent to transform how Australia’s defence force operates in space, with a focus on improving sovereign capability.
The defence force will receive about $7 billion over the next decade to transform the way it operates in space. This means space will account for about 3 per cent of total defence investment over the next 10 years.
Developers of slag-to-phosphorous process and 3D printed thongs among Australia’s most innovative engineers
Engineers Australia has released its fifth annual list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers.Details