Industry minister Karen Andrews has announced that a patent system review will be launched some time in the next few months and be delivered to the federal government by May 2021. The review would run for six months, be chaired by Emeritus Professor Raoul Mortley, and “consider the accessibility for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)”. It…
Quantum technology is set to transform electronics, communications, computation, sensing and other fields. In the process it can create new markets, new applications and new jobs in Australia.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, an urgent need has risen worldwide for specialised health and medical products. In a scramble to meet demand, “makers” in Australia and internationally have turned to 3D printing to address shortfalls.
South Australian electronic warfare company DEWC Systems has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to advance its space tactical sensor system for the Australian Defence Force.
Our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 moves onwards. Alex Kingsbury discusses how our advanced manufacturers have responded to necessity in the current crisis, and how we can encourage a flexible and sophisticated manufacturing sector into the future.
Around the world, people are racing to design and manufacture much-needed ventilators to address a global lack of supply. One New York hospital has reportedly attempted treating two patients per ventilator out of desperation.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to claim victims around the world, the race is on to produce the right medicines to fight it. This includes developing a vaccine to stop people from falling ill in the first place, testing kits and drugs to treat those that fall ill with COVID-19.
Award-winning electronics business ICT International launched its new production facility in Armidale last week. Brent Balinski spoke to co-founder and CEO Susan Cull about keeping customers in 55 countries happy while operating from “a small country town”.
The South Australian Productivity Commission has launched two new inquiries into research and development in a bid to safeguard long-term economic growth in the state.
A study led by Monash University has demonstrated a world-first method to technique to extract lithium from brine.