Best of the week — the five most popular stories among readers, June 17 – June 21, 2024

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to @AuManufacturing were reading. 5) Bosch to install automated heliostat line at RayGen’s facility by year’s end Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS) has announced that it is working with solar cell manufacturer and renewable energy project developer RayGen Resources to automate production. In a statement from…

More research cuts – national innovation in freefall

A $46.2 million cut to research commercialisation unveiled in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook undermines confidence with national investment in R&D, according to peak body in science and technology, Science & Technology Australia. The cut of $46.2 million over four years to Australia’s new research commercialisation fund – Australia’s Economic Accelerator – amounts to…

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…

Wearable diagnostics, eco-concrete, cutting tool digital twins among funded industry PhDs

Support for 32 projects under the National Industry PhD Program has been announced, with $5 million awarded to industry-based projects in materials engineering, biomedical engineering and other research fields. According to assistant education minister Anthony Chisholm, who announced the funded projects on Monday, these would “enhance the world-class research being undertaken” in universities as well…