A privilege of this role is that we at the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) get to see Australian ideas of all kinds evolve into high-value products and jobs.
If you were thinking of casting your vote in the 2019 federal election on the basis of the innovation policies of the major parties you now have a choice between proven failure and halfhearted and misguided action. As I have argued, the Coalition’s research and innovation policies have been missing in action, with our national…
Australia’s National Centre for Vocational Educational Research (NCVER) has urged employers to do more to prepare for a digital future of work. In a report, Skilling the Australian workforce for the digital economy, NCVER found preparedness for a digital future was highly varied between workplaces. NCVER managing director, Simon Walker said: “This new report focuses…
Imagine the day when you’ll unroll or unfold your smartphone to answer it. If things go to plan, this day may be sooner than you think.
Coopers’ original brewery site has been honoured through a new barley variety tipped to become the South Australian brewers malt of choice.
Flinders has announced a proposed $50 million Australian Centre for Innovative Manufacturing – a claimed Australian first as a reconfigurable “Future Factory” and a dedicated 4,000 square metre site for Australian companies to test state-of-the-art production technology.
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Electric cars sometimes get described as “batteries on wheels”. A charged 60 kW vehicle could power a home, including its air-conditioning, for four or five days. The possibilities of “bidirectional charging” through vehicles are being taken seriously by Japanese automakers, and widespread adoption of EVs could eventually – and drastically – change the ways people use and buy electricity.
Comment by Peter Roberts Well there is some justice in the world for small Australian manufacturers facing the might, and dubious business practises, of some major multi-national corporations. The Federal Court last week decided in favour of Bega Cheese (ASX: BGA) in its case against Mondelēz International over what can only be described as an…
Carbon fibre composite innovator Omni Tanker has gained a $4 million equity investment from the Clean Energy Innovation Fund as part of a $7.9 million capital raising to support its expansion and export growth.