Adelaide startup signs agreement with Australian Space Agency

By Jessica Bassano Spun out of the University of South Australia in 2015, Myriota last year raised $15 million through a Series A funding round, with Boeing HorizonX Ventures among the contributors. The Statement of Strategic Intent follows a similar agreement penned between international aerospace company Boeing and the Australian Space Agency in April. Deputy head of…

Plasma power: the Australian project aiming to do better than wet coating for textiles

An Innovative Manufacturing CRC-backed project announced last month is aiming to move research on material coating methods out of the lab and into factories. Brent Balinski asked project lead Dr Weiwei Lei a few questions about how his process works and what the project hopes to achieve.

Solar energy export a manufacturing opportunity

Two northern Australian mega-projects to turn solar energy onto fuels exportable to our Asian neighbours have taken steps towards reality, opening up new manufacturing opportunities. The Guardian today reported a series of low-key events held in the Northern Territory three weeks ago by those behind a $20 billion venture to generate solar electricity and export…

Lithium Australia closer to value-adding metals

Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has announced progress on a number of fronts in its strategy of developing value-adding businesses in the fast-growing lithium metal space. The company detailed significant progress in its technologies to produce lithium chemicals, produce lithium cathode powder, make lithium-ion batteries and in battery recycling. The company is also evaluating several potential…

Teamwork leads to thermal signature defence solution

By Jessica Mascione A partnership between three Australian advanced manufacturing SMEs is helping deliver training targets equipped with controlled thermal signatures to the Australian Defence Force. A world-first in commercial viability and agility, and a new capability for the Australian Government, the product enables army personnel to successfully engage practice targets using remote SMArt155 Precision…