DMTC gets $3.8 million to support industrial R&D projects

DMTC has signed a $3.8 million contract with the Defence Innovation Hub for collaborative R&D activities.   The announcement was made on Thursday, and includes four projects to increase industrial capability, according to a release from the Department of Defence. It describes these as “aimed at enhancing land vehicle design and build; additive manufacturing of…

Stealth Technologies and Honeywell join forces on autonomous vehicles

Australian artificial intelligence company Stealth Technologies and control technology giant Honeywell have joined forces to develop a range of robotic autonomous vehicles. Honeywell has paid Stealth an initial $100,000 and will jointly develop mobile robots the companies believe offer a rapid payback. The vehicles will form the basis of navigation services ranging from inspection, transportation…

Skykraft awarded $1 million to build nano-sattelites

UNSW Canberra spin-off company Skykraft has been awarded a $1 million grant to accelerate design and manufacture of small satellite systems. The grant from the ACT government will begin design and manufacture of a SmallSat constellation to provide global air traffic management capabilities. Skykraft managing director, James Prior said this ‘early definition work’ established a…

Renewable energy investment stalls – Clean Energy Council

New investment in solar and wind farms has fallen risking power price rises and future energy reliability, according to the Clean Energy Council. A week after it was revealed the 2020 large-scale Renewable Energy Target (RET) would be met, the council said investment is threatened because there is no energy and climate policy to replace…

South Australian companies reusing and recycling to beat global crisis

By Angela Skujins South Australia has embraced the circular economy with a state-wide ban of single-use plastics, a commitment to renewable energy and a roster of reputable companies driving reuse. Although the United Nations reports that less than 10 per cent of all the world’s plastic is recycled, South Australia diverts more than 80 per cent…