We want to be able to manufacture batteries – Husic

Industry minister Ed Husic has given the strongest indication yet that the federal government will back with cash new battery manufacturing in Australia. Speaking to the Australian Information Industry Association, Husic indicated funds would come from the government’s $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund. One of the fund’s seven priority areas is in manufacturing renewables and…

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BluGlass joins Californian electronics R&D consortium

BluGlass has joined a collaborative research effort at University of California Santa Barbara dedicated to new semiconductor-based technologies. According to an announcement from the company on Wednesday, membership of the university’s Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) is invite-only. The industry-researcher group involves the university’s pre-eminent gallium nitride experts, said BlueGlass, including blue-LED…

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Centre aims to develop radiopharmaceutical manufacturing

A new industry/academic research hub at the University of Queensland is aiming to develop Australia’s radiopharmaceutical manufacturing pipeline. In use since the 1920s, radiopharmaceuticals are an emerging medical technology that deliver radiation therapy directly to cancer cells while sparing the rest of the body from the harsh effects of cancer treatment. UQ’s Australian Institute for…

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UNSW AI Institute launched

University of NSW Sydney launched its new UNSW AI Institute on Tuesday, which it says will support the activities of over 300 of its academics working in AI across all of its faculties. Interim director Associate Professor Haris Aziz said the newly-launched centre was taking a synergistic approach involving activities across AI, machine learning, and…

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Nova Systems sets up defence test and assurance capability

Defence industry consultancy Nova Systems will invest an initial $2 million to establish an Australian-first Test and Evaluation Centre of Excellence to support sovereign defence capability assurance and research, digital technologies, training and ideas. CEO Jim McDowell announced the hub which will bring together Defence, industry and academia at the 2022 Systems Engineering Test and…

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