Promised more industry focused PhDs, but the reality is different – by Dr John Howard

Australia was promised a new research focus for PhDs on the needs of industry. Here Dr John Howard forensically examines the national innovation and research system and asks whether, when the money runs out, will we have a more robust research infrastructure and research workforce? On 31 January 2022, the Prime Minister announced that the…

Swedish EV company wants Australian manufacturers to help ‘eliminate every single emission’ in its supply chain

Australian researchers and businesses have been invited to be a part of a moonshot project led by electric vehicle company Polestar, which aims to launch a “truly climate-neutral” car for release in 2030.  The Swedish auto company announced its Polestar 0 project in April last year, and this week it is seeking expressions of interest…

PPK Group advances BNNTs across industry sectors

By Peter Roberts The Australian group commercialising boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) across a range of industries, PPK Group has reported progress across its investments and an uplift in the value of its intellectual property. The group, which manufactures BNNTs and supplies partly owned businesses developing body armour, dental implants, advanced batteries and alloys among others,…

Tindo Solar builds Australia’s first utility-scale solar panel

Australia’s only manufacturer of solar panels, Tindo Solar has revealed its first utility-scale solar PV panel with claims of unrivalled energy efficiency and longevity. The company, which is commissioning a new production line at Mawson Lakes, Adelaide, had its utility-scale solar PV panel tested by independent tester of electrical equipment TUV SUD Korea. They found…