GS1 has announced a collaboration with IBM and Microsoft to leverage GS1 standards in their enterprise blockchain applications for supply chain clients. The organisation’s global standards for identification and structured data enable blockchain network users to scale enterprise adoption and maintain a single, shared version of the truth about supply chain and logistics events—increasing data … Continue reading GS1, IBM, Microsoft collaborate to leverage GS1 standards for blockchain applications
M2, the new “one stop shop” that CSIRO says will bring the best in knowledge and technology has been created by CSIRO, Monash University and Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP). The creation of M2 is aimed at turning innovative concepts into a reality for Australia’s flourishing medtech industry and benefit millions of patients as a result of the … Continue reading M2 launched for growing medtech industry
BOC (part of the Linde Group) is set to support CSIRO during its $3.4 million ammonia to hydrogen cracking and membrane purification project that is set to revolutionise the global supply chain for hydrogen. As part of the collaboration agreement, BOC will contribute in-kind gas products, equipment and technical expertise worth in excess of $100,000 … Continue reading BOC, CSIRO collaborate on hydrogen project
The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Sinodinos, minister for industry said the Government had identified the value of cyber security and was building a local industry and R&D expertise in the sector. “Cyber security is a great example of where Australia can build on the strengths we have with some of the best people … Continue reading Strengthening Australia’s cybersecurity
Perth-based electronics manufacturer Strategic Elements has signed a research agreement with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop printable Nanocube Memory ink technology. CSIRO’s nanomaterials and devices team based in Melbourne has been developing techniques that allow for the reproduction of nanoparticles on a commercial scale. The nanocube technology, which was invented … Continue reading CSIRO joins WA electronics manufacturer to develop global nanocube tech
The use of blockchain technology in Australian government and industry would deliver productivity benefits and drive local innovation, according to a review from CSIRO’s Data61. Over the past year, CSIRO’s Data61 Australia’s data innovation group has engaged extensively with industry and government to deliver two reports on the regulatory, technical and societal implications of using … Continue reading Blockchain could drive productivity and innovation for industry
GeoSlam recently announced a real-time upgrade option for the Zeb-Revo, its handheld geospatial mapping system. Showcased for the first time at the SPAR 3D 2017 Expo, the optional upgrade consists of a revised data logger capable of undertaking SLAM registration (Simultaneous Location and Mapping) in real-time. With its own integrated Wi-Fi, the results can be … Continue reading Upgrade for geospatial mapping system
A Victorian vehicle manufacturing start-up aiming to produce the first Australian-made electric vehicles has been given a kick-start thanks to a new funding initiative by CSIRO. CSIRO Kick-Start is an initiative that offers dollar-matched funding of up to $50,000 to enable research projects for start-ups and small businesses that are on their way to becoming Australian success … Continue reading CSIRO backs Victorian electric vehicle manufacturing start-up
Semtech has announced that its LoRa wireless platform is being used in Australia’s first Internet of Things (IoT) LPWAN network. The first deployment of the IoT LPWAN network is in Launceston, Tasmania, and is expected to enable a host of smart, innovative applications involving real-time transportation monitoring, inventory control, healthcare, and many other IoT applications. … Continue reading Semtech LoRa chosen for first IoT network in Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Office (CSIRO) has created a new graphene manufacturing process, ‘GraphAir’, which significantly improves graphene uptake in new applications. Until the CSIRO innovation, graphene was grown in highly controlled environments with explosive compressed gases, long hours of operation at high temperatures, and extensive vacuum processing. The “GraphAir” technology eliminates the … Continue reading CSIRO graphene technique creates faster uptake in new applications
In a move to help Australian manufacturers to scale up their technologies quickly internationally, the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Office (CSIRO) has announced it is opening a new office in the USA. The opening of the new office is part of the federal government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, which aims to foster a … Continue reading CSIRO’s USA office to provide commercialisation gateway for Australian manufacturers
Australia’s innovations will grow into successful businesses with help from the CSIRO Innovation Fund, a $200 million fund to commercialise early stage innovations from CSIRO, universities and other publicly-funded research bodies. The CSIRO Innovation Fund, launched today, will support co-investment in new spin-out and start-up companies, and SMEs engaged in the translation of research generated … Continue reading CSIRO to spend $200m on Aussie innovation
Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.
A strong manufacturing sector remains central to any first world economy as a result of its contribution to overall productivity, its input to R&D and innovation, its contribution to exports and its multiplier effects on growth.
An innovation developed at the CSIRO and combining supercapacitor and lead battery technology is being trialled in off-grid conditions.
Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, AO has called for universities to act as engines of social change, preparing graduates to be job capable with the capacity to adapt to change. Dr Finkel was speaking at a special event in Swinburne University of Technology’s Factory of the Future to formally launch a new partnership between Swinburne and … Continue reading Swinburne and CSIRO cement new partnership
A new plant based oil is being developed to replace petrochemicals in industrial products ranging from fuels and lubricants to specialty chemicals and plastics, writes Hartley Henderson.
Orica has won its long running battle with Dyno Nobel over patented shotfiring techniques.
Australia’s patchy performance in linking public research with private enterprise is an old story that has been receiving plenty of attention lately, including at last week’s third Factories of the Future event.
Efforts to involve more manufacturers in the CSIRO’s Lab 22 have stepped up, with the announcement of a new additive manufacturing hub based at Clayton.