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…

Applications open for six-month circular economy accelerator

Sydney’s Boomerang Labs is taking applications for its free six-month accelerator program for circular economy entrepreneurs. Between six and ten applicants will be selected for the accelerator, which is sponsored by EY, Bingo Industries and the NSW Environment Protection Authority. The program is split into Foundations, Partnerships, and Capital Raising modules. Applications are open until…

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…