High-tech Australian manufacturers make finals at two award programs

Finalists for two competitions have been announced this week, with manufacturers in the running to win awards at the InnovationAus 2021 Awards and Australian Technologies Competition (ATC21.) The InnovationAus Awards include 11 categories. The Advanced Manufacturing finalists are: – Bodd, an additive manufacturing start-up using 3D printing, body scanning and SaaS technology to reinvent fashion;…

Hypersonix to develop reusable hypersonic space vehicle

Aerospace engineering company Hypersonix Launch Systems has teamed up with the University of Southern Queensland to create a re-usable hypersonic UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) to be named Delta Velos. The launch vehicle is to be a technology demonstrator for key aspects of a re-usable small satellite launch system to support Hypersonix first launch due in…

SMEs need a hand finding the front door of public R&D facilities: STA

By Brent Balinski Industry brokers to link smaller companies with Australian research infrastructure are a way to boost local manufacturing, according to Science and Technology Australia. The peak body, representing over 80,000 of the country’s scientific and technology workers, made the recommendation to the Senate’s manufacturing industry inquiry, which is due to report next month.…

Mixed reception as PM splits Industry responsibilities

By James Riley The Prime Minister’s decision to split responsibility for Christian Porter’s former Industry, Science and Technology portfolio between two existing cabinet ministers has been given a broadly positive reception from the industry. The caveat, as always with this portfolio in recent years, is the generally expressed desire for greater stability within Industry. And there…