Pure Battery Technologies gains European backer

Battery cathode materials producer Pure Battery Technologies has secured Europe’s biggest cleantech investor EIT Innoenergy as an investor, with the new backing to expand PBT’s European production and further develop plans for a materials hub in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The Brisbane company has an existing refinery in Hagen, Germany and is developing a cathode active…

Details

Celebrating Australian Made – Corban & Blair, from a female economy perspective

@AuManufacturing’s Celebrating Australian Made editorial series turns today to the value of collaboration in business, and 30 year old design business, Corban & Blair. Here Jade Collins talks with Gillian Corban and Amanda Blair. Q: How are Corban & Blair’s environmental credentials matching the expectations of ethical consumers? A: It has always been our purpose…

Details

Defence unleashes promise of autonomous, underwater vessels

Defence is often criticised for favouring large, traditional naval systems such as submarines and frigates while going slow on the future role of small, autonomous and unmanned underwater systems. Following news last month that defence was in negotiations for a US$100 million co-funded design, development and manufacturing programme for extra large autonomous underwater vehicles (XL-AUVs),…

Details

Defence purchasing need to change to grow local SMEs – Rebecca Humble

Australian defence contractor Nova Systems led a meeting of defence SMEs at the recent Indo Pacific Maritime exposition, to discuss defence industry policy. Here, Rebecca Humble argues that policy settings are not succeeding in growing small SMEs into larger ones, and larger ones to the scale where they can compete against foreign companies and bid…

Details

Micro device boosts IVF success

University of Adelaide researchers and medical technology company Fertilis have developed a new micro-device (main picture) to streamline the only fertility treatment procedure available for men with low sperm counts. The first-of-its-kind device will allow more IVF clinics to offer Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), which involves the injection of a single sperm into an egg…

Details