Technology and Innovation

Gilmour Space to launch Space Machines Company on first Eris rocket


Homegrown rocket company, Gilmour Space Technologies, has secured the first Australian customer for its maiden Eris rocket launch in 2022. Space Machines Company has contracted...

Onshore manufacturing agreement for COVID-19 vaccines


A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available progressively throughout 2021 in Australia, if promising trials prove successful, following a $1.7 billion supply and production agreement...

Submissions sought on COVID-19 vaccine and treatment production


The Morrison Government’s vaccine and treatment strategy is set to take another positive step forward, with the Government putting a call out to local manufacturers...

Smart chargers to support electric vehicle uptake


The Federal Government has announced that it will partner with Origin Energy Ltd to install 150 smart chargers at homes and workplaces across the National...

Innovative technology mobilises life-saving portable x-ray systems across the globe


Revolutionary light-weight mobile x-ray systems, developed in South Australia, are delivering next-generation imaging capabilities to medical, security and defence agencies world-wide. ​Adelaide-based company, Micro-X, has...

New QLD-designed rocket system to boost Australian space industry


Leading Australian rocket company, Gilmour Space, and the University of Queensland (UQ) are partnering to develop new technologies for an Australian-made rocket that will be launching small satellites into low Earth...

Boeing Rolls Out First Loyal Wingman Unmanned Aircraft


A Boeing led Australian industry team has presented the first unmanned Loyal Wingman aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force, a historic milestone for the...

New technology can help mitigate bushfires and improve our response


A new vegetation mapping tool called the Vegetation Structure Perpendicular Index (VSPI) brings an innovative data science approach to bushfire management. To comprehensively manage the...

Skin-deep sensing to predict COVID patient’s needs


A new sensor from QLD-based company, WearOptimo, could provide medical professionals with a tool to forecast which COVID-19 patients are on the path to severe...

Healthcare in post-coronavirus Australia


Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering CEO, Kylie Walker, explains how better incorporating technology into Australia's healthcare system can prepare us for the next global...

Giant leap for corporations? The Trump administration wants to mine resources in space, but is it legal?


As the world tries to cope with the challenges of 2020, discussions around the use of mined resources from outer space continue to ratchet up....

Triple Eight Race Engineers create ventilator to help ICUs during COVID-19 crisis


Australian innovation at it's finest! Innovation and adaptability are in our DNA. When Roland ‘RD’ Dane (Triple Eight Racing Engineering’s Managing Director) suggested we turn...

There’s more to Australian Mining – Campaign by the Minerals Council of Australia.


Gold is a truly wondrous metal. Along with many traditional uses of gold – making jewellery, storing wealth and in dentistry – many new applications...

Here’s why electric cars have plenty of grunt, oomph and torque


Australian politicians, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, have raised the question of electric vehicles’ capacity for “grunt”. Now I’m by no means a “grunt” expert,...

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