SA Defence Innovation Partnership funding announced

The South Australian government has opened its latest round of defence research funding from its Defence Innovation Partnership’s Collaborative Research Fund (CRF). Up to $150,000 is available through the program for successful applicants to support genuine collaboration across government, universities and industry for defence-relevant research, development and innovation. According to an announcement, the CRF is…

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Quickstep tapped to bring European cargo drone “from prototype to production”

Composites specialist Quickstep Holdings and Bulgarian cargo drone company Dronamics have announced a partnership, with the Australian company to provide engineering and manufacturing services for an aircraft expected to be delivered next year.  The pair made the MoU announcement at the English defence and aviation trade event, Farnborough International Airshow, on Monday (local time.)  Quickstep…

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A heated steering wheel for $20 a month? What’s driving the subscriptions economy

By Louise Grimmer, University of Tasmania From gym memberships to music and movies, to razors, toilet paper, meal kits and clothes, there’s seemingly no place the subscription economy can’t go. Having conquered the software market – where it gets its own acronym, SaaS (Software as a Service) – the subscription model is now moving into…

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Ten university-based national security projects awarded funding

Grants totalling $5.8 million have been awarded under the second round of the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG) program. Among the ten supported projects announced on Monday were edge computing security in distributed systems, polymeric nanocomposites to shield defence equipment from electromagnetic interference, and “meta-lattice composite materials” to shield defence satellites from…

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Tindo Solar reveals solar PV manufacturing – video

Australia’s only manufacturer of solar PV panels, Tindo Solar has released a new video following its manufacturing process. The company recently completed a new factory at Mawson Lakes, Adelaide, utilising new production technologies, launching a new utility-size panel and doubling production. Tindo’s Karra-330W PERC monocrystalline solar panel is a high voltage panel (rated to 1500V),…

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Infinity Avionics launches high-resolution Earth observation cameras

Canberra-based space sensor manufacturer Infinity Avionics has expanded its product offerings to include high-resolution Earth observation cameras. The high-resolution cameras will enable future Australian space missions to capture detailed images of Earth, according to the company. The company said in a statement: “The new Lynx4MP camera (pictured) is possibly the first Australian commercial high-resolution camera…

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