Dow Chemical has announced that it will shut its Altona plant, shedding 26 jobs, citing international competition and rising gas prices among factors.
Australia has moved up one place to 18th in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook rankings, though the results indicate major improvement is needed in areas including digital skills and energy, says the study’s Australian partner.
An Australian aerospace startup that has developed a one-handed controller for drones and robots is heading to the United States to attract licensing partners and customers.
Tyre recycling business Green Distillation Technologies has gained environmental approval to expand its Warren, NSW plant and building development approval for a proposed new plant at Toowoomba.
South Australia has further strengthened its position as the leader of Australia’s space industry by securing another important space conference.
By Laichang Zhang, Professor Mechanical Engineering, Edith Cowan University Titanium gets its name from the Titans of ancient Greek mythology but this thoroughly modern material is well suited to a huge range of high-tech applications. With the chemical symbol Ti and an atomic number of 22, titanium is a silver-coloured metal valued for its low density, high strength, and…
Karen Andrews has been returned as industry minister following the re-election of the Coalition federal government.
Australia can claim numerous motion picture technology achievements. From the current work of special effects and animation houses Animal Logic and Rising Sun, to the Cineon workstation (which won a Scientific and Technical Oscar) developed at Kodak Melbourne, all the way back to legendary inventor Henry Sutton’s proto-TV.
It wasn’t that long ago that global firms began seeing SMEs as sources of innovation and new products in healthcare and drugs. Now Atomos (ASX: AMS) has proved a model for a similar relationship in both software and hardware and after only five months listed on the Australian stock exchange. It expects to turn over…
Hungry Jacks boss Jack Cowin is investing $1 million alongside partners to work with CSIRO to develop a plant-based version of his company’s famous whopper. The story first broke in the AFR and was soon picked up in media here and overseas. Cowin is partnering with the CSIRO innovation fund, Main Sequence Ventures (MSV), to…