Skip to content

Bees, oysters and Meals on Wheels: the Grand Challenge projects awarded NSW Smart Sensing Network grants

By API User

Innovative smart sensing projects which promote sustainable beekeeping practices, empower oyster farmers to navigate floods and heatwaves, and help identify hearing issues in homebound older people have secured funding in this year’s NSSN Grand Challenge Fund.  Collaborative teams across NSSN’s member universities will share a record $446,426 of NSSN funding, matched by a further $450,000 … Continued

Rockwell survey finds that smart manufacturing technologies are helping Australian manufacturers deal with skills shortage

By API User

According to Ai Group, Australian businesses are facing the tightest labour market since the 1970s. Manufacturers have acknowledged the issue and this comes through in Rockwell Automation’s 2024 State of Smart Manufacturing Report (SoSM) The global study surveyed more than 1,500 manufacturers across 17 countries including 88 businesses in Australia and New Zealand.   Of … Continued

Nominations now open for the Engineers Australia Excellence Awards

By API User

Nominations are now open for Australia’s most prestigious engineering awards.   The Engineers Australia Excellence Awards recognise the achievements of the engineering professionals and cutting-edge engineering projects driving Australia forward.   “For over one hundred years our Excellence Awards have united the engineering sector in celebrating its most significant accomplishments. It is these individuals and … Continued

UNSW expert available to comment on Taiwan earthquake

By API User

Associate Professor Stuart Clark is a geophysicist from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an expert in the physics of the Earth and plate tectonics. He is available to comment on the likely causes of the earthquake and its impacts. He can be contacted on 0468 332 796 or stuart.clark@unsw.edu.au

Bigger and better solar panel recycling centres needed to deal with PV waste says report

By API User

A new report on solar panel recycling has recommended a raft of measures including the establishment of large waste facilities in five big Australian cities by 2027. The ‘Scoping study: Solar Panel End-of-Life Management in Australia’ report from the Australian Centre of Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) which is led by UNSW Sydney, highlights projected cumulative volume of decommissioned … Continued

Metakosmos Expands Global Reach Fuelling Technological Innovation in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

By API User

Sydney, 26.03.2024 – Metakosmos, an Australian space technology innovator, is excited to announce its strategic collaboration with Al-Sanai company in Saudi Arabia, signalling a landmark step in its global growth endeavours. This collaboration represents a strategic move by Metakosmos group to penetrate new & emerging space markets and leverage synergies with a trusted partner to … Continued

Aussie invention predicts power line faults that can cause bushfires

By API User

An early fault detection (EFD) system designed at RMIT University is helping to prevent bushfires and blackouts in North America, Europe and Australia. IND Technology, which has commercialised this innovation, is seeking funding from the Australian Government to assist with rolling out the EFD system across all single-wire earth return (SWER) networks around the country … Continued

Engineers Australia and Energy Networks Australia unite to accelerate Australia’s energy transition

By API User

A new partnership between Engineers Australia and Energy Networks Australia will play a crucial role in equipping Australia with the engineering expertise required for a smooth transition to renewable energy.   The agreement will see the organisations work together across three key areas aimed at building the competency and recognition of engineers within the energy … Continued

Solar panels in your eyeballs? This engineer is looking into it

By API User

UNSW engineers are examining ways that solar panels can be implanted in the human retina to restore sight.   Neuroprosthetics – or devices designed to interact with the nervous system to restore lost functionality – is a developing area of research that has the potential to vastly improve quality of life. One of the best-known … Continued