Hydrogen production technologies new research linkup

A global centre for hydrogen research has been established involving three Australian universities in South and Western Australia. The University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and Curtin University represent Australia in the international Global Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT) Centre, connecting research partners from the US, Canada, the UK, Egypt, and Germany. The centre will focus on…

CSIRO programme targets SME innovation in agrifood

Start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)are being offered access a new online innovation learning program, ‘Innovate to Grow: Agrifood’, led by science agency CSIRO. The free 10-week online programme is designed to help Australian SMEs assess how they can advance their technologies, solutions and ideas through research and development (R&D). The programme, supported…

iLaunch Trailblazer to 3D print hypersonic space launch structures

The iLAuNCH Trailblazer project, universities and industry partners are to establish a manufacturing facility to utilise additive manufacturing techniques to print more durable satellites and hypersonic space vehicle structures. The Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications and Hypersonics (iLAuNCH) programme, funded by the Department of Education, has linked with South Australian universities and Adelaide-based advanced…

New report estimates non-animal models represent a $1.5 billion opportunity for Australia

New modelling published by CSIRO estimates that non-animal models for medical product development have the potential to create $1.5 billion in revenue and 5,000 jobs by 2024. Animals are typically used as part of R&D and testing to ensure the safety and effectiveness of new medical products, according to CSIRO. Non-animal models can use “human-derived”…

Free Innovate to Grow program taking applications from cyber security, digital technology SMEs

An upcoming round of CSIRO’s Innovate to Grow program, which provides free coaching on R&D for SMEs, is accepting nominations from cyber security and digital technology sector companies until September 17. The program provides ten weeks of online classes and links participants to “expert knowledge, resources, and mentors” according to the national science agency. It…

CSIRO, Boeing map the way to sustainable aviation fuel

CSIRO and Boeing have collaborated on a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) Roadmap to builds consensus on developing an Australian SAF industry, identifying opportunities to produce and scale production using Australian feedstocks. This meets what the organisations call a moment-in-time opportunity to develop a sovereign SAF industry, with domestic demand for jet fuel expected to increase…