Karen Andrews will continue as Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, sworn in today with other cabinet members in Scott Morrison’s refreshed Coalition government. As one of the shepherds of the Australian innovation system, Andrews finds herself between a rock and a hard place.
Australia has moved up one place to 18th in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook rankings, though the results indicate major improvement is needed in areas including digital skills and energy, says the study’s Australian partner.
By Laichang Zhang, Professor Mechanical Engineering, Edith Cowan University Titanium gets its name from the Titans of ancient Greek mythology but this thoroughly modern material is well suited to a huge range of high-tech applications. With the chemical symbol Ti and an atomic number of 22, titanium is a silver-coloured metal valued for its low density, high strength, and…
Australia can claim numerous motion picture technology achievements. From the current work of special effects and animation houses Animal Logic and Rising Sun, to the Cineon workstation (which won a Scientific and Technical Oscar) developed at Kodak Melbourne, all the way back to legendary inventor Henry Sutton’s proto-TV.
In Tokyo the night US President Trump arrived to visit Japan’s PM Abe Shinzo and its new emperor I am reminded of Japan’s great contribution to the 20th century. Great technologies, work systems, great companies rose and fell and Australia was part of that history, especially through our trade with Japan and security relationship with…
Electronic warfare company DEWC Systems will look to use a planned launch facility in South Australia for the deployment of its defence satellite constellation.
The Queensland government is promoting some of the leading companies in the state’s burgeoning manufacturing sector through this week’s “Inside Advanced Manufacturing” series of events.
Materials technology business Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has successfully generated a high purity lithium phosphate from waste materials using its SiLeach process. Previously Lithium Australia has successfully produced LFP batteries from unrefined, SiLeach generated lithium phosphate. Now in association with ANSTO, the company has announced a simple means of removing impurities resulting in a product…
National Manufacturing Week 2019 wrapped up late on Friday afternoon, with over 11,000 manufacturing professionals attending the 20th edition of the biennial Melbourne event.
China’s BYD Co and Adelaide’s Evant have signed a memorandum of understanding to import and adapt electric vehicles, with an aim to increasing the amount of local content in the vehicles over time.