Dr Cori Stewart appointed to IISA board

The Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic has announced three new appointments to the Industry Innovation and Science Australia (IISA) Board. IISA plays an important role advising the government on science, innovation and research matters to support the delivery of government priorities, and works to facilitate greater collaboration between government, industry and the research…

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Twelve new CSIRO ON Accelerate ventures announced

Addressing global health challenges, championing sustainability through circularity, and advancing advanced manufacturing, are some of the innovative areas selected for the next stage of CSIRO’s ON Accelerate programme. The programme, which develops high-potential, research-based ventures for launch into the Australian market, will include 12 new deep-tech project teams who will be given the tools and…

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Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

MBCRC announces new Research Director The Marine Bioproducts CRC (MBCRC) has announced the appointment of Dr Mike Patane as its new Research Director. According to MBCRC, Patane will be responsible for guiding and advancing the organisation’s research strategy and initiatives and driving innovation in the marine bioproducts industry, and brings a wealth of global experience…

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Quasar launches digital multibeam satellite ground station

CSIRO related start-up company Quasar Satellite Technologies has launched its world first fully digital multibeam satellite ground stations. The stations will revolutionise the space industry, enabling government, defence and intelligence agencies, as well as private organisations, to establish a view of every satellite in orbit, according to a statement. To be unveiled at the Space…

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Advanced Navigation to manufacture photonic chip

AI robotics and navigation technology manufacturer Advanced Navigation has been awarded a grant by the Australian Department of Defence to develop manufacturing capability for photonic chips. Australia does not have commercial manufacturing capability for photonic chips which contain circuits using light transmission and receival – a laser is a photonics device. Advanced Navigation is the…

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Arkeus secures seed funding to scale optical radar manufacture

Defence manufacturer Arkeus will scale manufacturing of its hardware-enabled software platform for search, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The optical autonomy company raised $4.45 million in seed funding from technology investors Main Sequence, Beaten Zone Venture Partners and Salus Ventures. The funding will help Arkeus scale manufacturing and enhance the capabilities of its core product…

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WA government announces $1 million for new Rail Collaboration Centre in Karratha

The Western Australian government has announced a $998,000 funding package to establish a new Rail Collaboration Centre in Karratha, with hubs located in Newman and Perth, independently operated by the CORE Innovation Hub. According to a statement on Wednesday, the funding comes from the Local Manufacturing Investment Fund (LMIF), and “will support the assembly, manufacture,…

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