Core Additive, TAFE Queensland announce two-year partnership

Australian Markforged reseller Core Additive and training provider TAFE Queensland have announced a two-year partnership related to educational programs specific to industrial use of composites and additive manufacturing. According to a joint statement on Thursday, training programs developed will ensure Queensland and Australian businesses “do not fall behind in the age of advanced and additive…

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New $180 million space Trailblazer to hold official launch

The new iLaunch (Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications, and Hypersonics) Trailblazer, linking three universities with private businesses to commercialise space-oriented R&D, will be launched by federal assistant education minister Anthony Chisholm on Thursday. The Trailblazer initiative was part of the previous federal government’s efforts to increase commercial returns from university research, and was awarded…

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Boost for Townsville defence innovation hub

The federal government is to back efforts by not for profit group North Queensland Simulation Park (NQ Spark) which is establishing an innnovation and industry precinct in critical technologies. The government signed a $32.2 million that paves the way for work to begin on northern Australia’s first collaborative defence industry hub in Townsville. Also supported…

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First Nations food and beverage firms backed through Qld native food program 

Three Queensland First Nations businesses have received state government support to develop their products under the Indigenous Native Food Program.  The program helps First Nations-owned and run businesses commercialise new food products with native food ingredients.  Queensland innovation minister Stirling Hinchliffe said in a statement on Thursday that, “With the eyes of the world focused…

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