New Defence Technologies Academy for Lot Fourteen

The federal and South Australian governments are to invest $60 million towards building an Australian Defence Technologies Academy to be developed at Lot Fourteen innovation precinct in Adelaide. To open in 2026, the academy will drive sovereign research and development of defence capabilities, according to a statement. The state-of-the-art facility will provide digital training, education…

Akula Tech progresses bushfire monitoring from space

Akula Tech which aims to design and build a constellation of satellites to detect natural disasters and conflicts and analyse the information in space has qualified to join the XPRIZE Wildfire competition’s Space-based Detection and Intelligence Track (Track A). XPRIZE is a four year international competition to develop and demonstrate fully-autonomous capabilities to detect and…

Defence SA awards $900,000 for collaborative research

Six projects have received a total of nearly $900,000 in funding in the seventh round of the Defence Innovation Partnership’s Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) announced today. Aimed at supporting genuine collaboration across government, the university sector and industry, the CRF is a catalyst for defence-relevant research, development and innovation, according to Defence SA’s Acting Chief…

Surface Manufacturing CRC – webinar recording available to view

UniSA and Swinburne University have celebrated the success of a webinar in partnership with @AuManufacturing that provided insights to companies interested to develop surface processing capabilities in a planned Surface Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (SMCRC). UniSA Industry Professor Colin Hall (pictured) gave an insightful talk on ‘Surface Engineering & Smart Manufacturing’ and their transformative impact…

Thinking about precincts: what works and why

At the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, Port Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend and elsewhere in the country, efforts are underway to build neighbourhoods for the industries of tomorrow. The usefulness of innovation precincts is based on the power of proximity, the notion that if you have enough people with the right resources in the one place, then great…