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Innovation Games begin on the Gold Coast

Ten teams of businesses, students and graduates will compete in the The National Innovation Games launched on the Gold Coast this week. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said ten teams of businesses, students and graduates will put their minds to the test in the competition, which fosters creative thinking and collaboration. Federal … Continue reading Innovation Games begin on the Gold Coast

CSIRO’s Data61 launches “digital twin” lab

A lab that enables manufacturers to create virtual replicas, or “digital twins”, of physical objects and systems has been launched by CSIRO’s Data61. The Mixed Reality Lab in Melbourne houses a set-up of industrial and consumer optical cameras and sensing equipment to capture detailed information about a physical object and the space surrounding it. The … Continue reading CSIRO’s Data61 launches “digital twin” lab

ARENA to fund SA pumped hydro energy storage project

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced up to $40 million in funding towards the deployment of a pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) project in South Australia. ARENA’s funding will help to fast track development of South Australia’s first PHES plant. The successful funding recipient will be at least 200 MW in capacity, and … Continue reading ARENA to fund SA pumped hydro energy storage project

Virtual reality industrial safety solution wins UNSW Maker Games

UNSW University students have designed a virtual and augmented reality system that enables workers to safely shut down dangerous machinery in industrial plants, an effort that has seen them win this year’s UNSW Maker Games competition. Now in its third year, the Maker Games encourages UNSW students from multiple faculties to come together and design … Continue reading Virtual reality industrial safety solution wins UNSW Maker Games

Partnership to help mining move into Industry 4.0

Mining company BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity Australia have announced a new multi-million dollar skills partnership that will support the introduction of new technology and advanced skills in the mining industry. The key aim of the partnership – called the Queensland Future Skills Partnership – is to fund and facilitate the fast-tracked … Continue reading Partnership to help mining move into Industry 4.0