Comment by Peter Roberts Like many I was hot under the collar when Treasurer Josh Frydenberg failed to mention the word ‘innovation’ during last week’s federal budget speech. Shadow industry minister, Kim Carr, spent the next day chiding the government for failing to mention a concept which only a few years ago was the centrepiece…
University of Sydney agricultural robotics spin-out, Agerris, has raised $6.5 million to commercialise two robot platforms for precision farming.
Wasted food statistics can make for depressing reading. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, a third of all food worldwide – totalling 1.3 gigatonnes – is squandered annually. In Australia it’s estimated we waste $20 billion worth of food a year.
An algorithm to stabilise small satellites will be tested from Adelaide to advance Australia’s sovereign satellite capabilities.
The federal government has granted major projects status to a massive project near Toowoomba in Queensland to grow cannabis for medicinal purposes. The $450 million project being developed by Asterion Australia would establish 40 hectares of fully automated glasshouses in three stages. Industry minister, Karen Andrews said the project could ultimately support 1,000 jobs, and…
Listed Australian technology company Calix (ASX: CXL), which is leading EU-supported work developing a process to capture carbon emissions from cement and limestone manufacture, has announced that commissioning of a plant in Belgium has begun on-time and on-budget.
A report on the top 100 manufacturers by revenue for the 2017 – 18 financial year has been released by IBISWorld, with representation led by the food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Chemicals, fertiliser and explosives manufacturer, Incitec Pivot (ASX: IPL) has reported big hits to its profits from a number of weather-related events and the closure of its Portland, Victoria super phosphate factory. The closure costs, along with drought in eastern Australia and cyclonic floods in the Townsville region, were outlined in a report to the…
South Australian company Micro-X has signed a contract with Thales Group to develop its mobile X-ray products for security purposes.
Australian manufacturing businesses can adapt and flourish by focussing on collaboration and both adopting and offering newer digital technologies, Setec is proving.