Canberra optics and weapons systems manufacturer, Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) has denied its powerful weapons systems have been deployed in the bloody conflict engulfing Yemen. As reported in @AuManufacturing, EOS was criticised for a $450 million arms sale to the UAE which many believe will end up being used by Saudi Arabia against rebels…
The new Circular Economy Innovation Network has held its first stakeholder meeting, with the NSW government initiative in its startup phase and aiming to identify opportunities to reduce and reuse waste.
The federal opposition has pledged, if successful at the May 18 election, that it will use $1.5 billion re-purposed from the current $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to address the east coast’s gas shortage.
The federal government has announced $30 million in funding for a “Phase One” investment in a Defence Innovation and Design Precinct in Launceston, supporting defence industry R&D.
The next government needs to address Australia’s severe supply crisis, possibly through a public gas company and domestic gas reservation, according to a group representing some of the country’s major gas users.
Solar panel startup Solpod has received Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) support and will install its novel redeployable pods at 25 commercial and government buildings.
The Australian space industry has received a $245m injection with the launch of the Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics, announced today in Adelaide at the University of South Australia.
Quantum mechanics is being used to develop defence technologies to protect Australia’s borders.
Comment by Peter Roberts No-one expects the coming federal election to be decided on the fundamental challenges facing Australia’s economy and manufacturing sector. But there are signs of a more progressive attitude towards industry policy and some understanding of the massive changes being wrought by innovation in product and production processes. To my mind, one…
Evidence from around the world shows that public investment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can advance nations towards a strong economy, a healthy population and a sustainable environment.