Industry Specific Issues

AI Presents A Significant Opportunity For Australian Businesses

February 6th, 2018

Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) stated in the ‘Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation’ report that artificial intelligence, notably cyber-physical systems such as the Internet of Things, represents a major opportunity for the Australian economy.  The agency stated that the Digital Economy Strategy, to be released later in the year, should aim to make Australia a leader in the research and development of AI and machine learning. It suggested that the public sector trial innovative digital technologies, as an increase in […]

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$5 million research and development project in WA

August 7th, 2017

Western Australia will soon be home to a world class grains research and development hub to develop research in crop pathology and genetics. The research project was announced on Wednesday 3 August by the deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water, alongside West Australian Minister for Agriculture and Food. The project has received a $3 million Research and Development Corporation grant. $1.5 million was received by Murdoch University, $250,000 from Curtin University and $250,000 from the WA Department […]

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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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