May, 2017

DZXP, KRQD and QJJS v Innovation and Science Australia [2017] AATA 576

May 25th, 2017

Introduction In the case of DZXP, KRQD and QJJS v Innovation and Science Australia [2017] AATA 576, Innovation Australia’s decision to evaluate the application of DZXP, KRQD and QJJS R&D as unsuccessful was contested by the respective companies and subsequently taken to Tribunal. Innovation Australia’s position, with respect to this, was that by virtue of the operation of s 31 of the Industry Research and Development Act 1986 (IR&D Act), the outcome of any review by the Tribunal will be […]

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A2emCo to Manufacture Australian Electric Vehicles by 2020

May 22nd, 2017

Plans have been made by new company A2emCo to manufacture autonomous electric vehicles in Australia. The prototype has already been designed and CEO Michael Molitor expects the cars to be on the road by Q1 2020. An Australian battery gigafactory is also a possibility. Former head of operations at Tesla, Peter Carlsson, believes that 120-150 gigafactories will be required between 2020 and 2030. Molitor concludes, “So there’s going to be a gigafactory in Australia; there are going to be gigafactories […]

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European Dung Beetles To Help Farms All Year Round

May 18th, 2017

A five-year, $23.7 million dung beetle project has been announced this week that will help control parasites. Two new species of French dung beetle will be provided to over 1,000 livestock producers around south-eastern Australia. The scheme will use dung beetles as ‘ecosystem engineers’ in order to improve the health of soil and pastures and reduce the spread of diseases and nutrient run-off into waterways. These beetles will be active in spring and it is hoped that they will decimate […]

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15,000 Expected to Attend the 16th CeBIT Technology Forum

May 16th, 2017

CeBIT is Australia’s premier business technology event, connecting technology professionals from established industry leaders and start-ups from around the Asia Pacific region. This year, CeBIT is expecting around 15,000 attendees including 350 exhibitors from 34 countries. Over 50 presentations ranging from digital marketing, user experience, cybersecurity and future workforce planning are scheduled. Eight keynote speakers will present, including NASA’s Dennis Andrucyk, who will discuss how to make use of data collected from space. Another topic of discussion will be the […]

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