SoftIron opens IT infrastructure component manufacturing

SoftIron Australia today inaugurated Australia’s first-ever component-level IT infrastructure manufacturing facility at a site at Botany in Sydney. Backed by a Defence Department innovation grant, the company’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility will produce ICT componentry for the company’s HyperCloud Intelligent Cloud Fabric technology for building clouds, which is billed as a world first. With even sensitive…

Executive Director appointed at Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy

Research and commercialisation specialist Professor Emmanuel Mastio has been appointed as head of the new Australian Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy, which is led by University of New South Wales and University of Newcastle. The new Executive Director is described as an “inventor, engineer, and research and development leader” and comes to the Trailblazer…

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Treasury backs intervention to cut energy prices Treasury has taken the unusual step of backing ‘temporary and regularly reviewed’ market intervention to rein in high coal and gas prices. A statement from Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy read to a Senate estimates committee said price shocks “bring into scope government intervention”, though the government should not…

Ampcontrol shows off new EV charger for mine electricifation

Hunter Valley electrical engineering manufacturer Ampcontrol has showcased a mine specification DC Electric Vehicle Charger at mine innovation event the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Sydney, NSW. The company displayed a range of mining electrification solutions including Electric Vehicle Charging for mine sites at IMARC. A number of DC chargers and DRIFTEX, the…

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Applications open for 2023 Venture Catalyst Space programme Applications for the University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre’s (ICC) Venture Catalyst Space are now open. Supported by the South Australian government the programme connects founders with industry experts including from NASA, the Australian Space Agency, Defence SA, Airbus and the Smart SatCRC. Since its…