Ampcontrol launches Ventasys ventilator

Electrical, engineering and mining technology company Ampcontrol has unveiled its Australian developed and made emergency ventilator, the ‘Ventasys’. The Tomago company developed the Ventasys in partnership with the NSW Government as part of the COVID-19 response, and will now progress to full manufacturing with components ordered for up to 100 units. Ampcontrol developed the machine…

UTS Sydney to launch Industry 4.0 focused degree

UTS, Sydney is partnering with the federal government to launch a new associate degree programme to help accelerate the implementation of industry 4.0 principles in Australian business. The new two-year associate degree, part of the government’s Covid-19 response in its Job-Ready Graduate Package, aims to strengthen university/industry collaboration through collaborative partnerships. The associate degree will…

$32 million for Defence Innovation Hub

The federal government has announced $32 million in additional funding for investment through the Defence Innovation Hub over the next two years. Billed as part of COVID-19 investment initiatives, the cash will flow to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) that have the potential to enhance defence capability. Since 2016, the Defence Innovation Hub has awarded…

Space Tank wins prestigious Good Design Award – a case study by Rodin Genoff

Company incubator Space Tank has won the prestigious Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Good Design Award for its Rapid Shield face shield personal protection equipment (PPE). Part of North Melbourne’s Assistive Technology Cluster of firms created by Steve Zanon, founder of Proactive Ageing, Space Tank fast tracked the design and production of the…