It’s the beginning of December, meaning it’s time for news websites and others to look back and make sense of the year that’s nearly through, or to speculate about the one coming up. We have the same access to a functioning crystal ball as anybody else, but will take a punt on four developments for 2020.
An update on the progress and future of the bionic eye – a prototype of which has restored “a sense of vision” to blind patients – has been given by the lead on the project at the Centre for Eye Research Australia and is now available.
More than 90 tech innovators and entrepreneurs, executives and thought leaders from around the world are in Adelaide to speak at the two-day SouthStart Conference this week.
The nanomaterial graphene holds vast industrial possibilities, but more incentives are needed to commercialise world-leading Australian research, the Graphene + Enabled Smart Cities Conference heard yesterday. Chair of the Australian Graphene Industry Association Chris Gilbey said in his opening remarks at yesterday’s event that graphene was a critical ingredient in the “smart cities” of the…
The two-day Bioenergy STRONG showcase begins today at the State Library of Queensland, promoting “Queensland’s bio credentials and push for more bio projects” during the state’s inaugural Bio Innovation Week.
An update on the progress and future of the bionic eye – a prototype of which has provided “a sense of vision” to some blind patients – will be given next week.
More than 500 competitors and 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the WorldSkills Australia National Championships, which have been announced for August 13 – 15 at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre next year. The national vocational and educational training (VET) competition will feature as many as 60 skills categories. It is held in conjunction…
Ninety-four companies have been named as finalists in 13 categories at the 57th Australian Export Awards.
Today I spoke at the National Press Club on a topic close to my heart: Industry 4.0.
I opened by saying that the most important topic the nation can focus on is preparing for the 4th industrial revolution – or as the Germans call it, Industrie 4.0.
In August David Chuter, CEO and managing director of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, had the privilege of participating in the inaugural conference of the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum. One of the highlights was the Forum’s panel discussion about ‘Industry 4.0 Foresight’ in which he highlighted the imperative for Australian manufacturers to join the Industry 4.0 movement.