The professional association for Australia’s technology sector, ACS, has launched a report highlighting skills shortages in the technology sector, with an additional 100,000 workers reportedly needed by 2024. The 2019 ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse report outlines a number of policy priorities for recommended implementation to assist the growth of Australia’s digital economy and meet the … Continue reading ACS report highlights skills shortage in tech sector
The federal government is hosting technology industry roundtables in an effort to boost collaboration and tackle challenges and opportunities facing the technology sector. The first roundtable was held last week, with another to be held this Thursday. Federal industry, science and technology minister Karen Andrews, who is hosting the roundtables, said that the technology industry … Continue reading Technology roundtables to boost industry collaboration
Eight finalists have been announced for the the 2019 Western Australian Innovator of the Year program, which helps small to medium enterprises to develop their businesses and expand to create WA jobs. The program started in 2006 under the Carpenter Labor Government to showcase innovative and entrepreneurial individuals and businesses at the emerging or growth … Continue reading Finalists announced for WA Innovator of the Year
Western Australia’s top information and communications technology (ICT) talent has been showcased at the 28th annual WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA) INCITE Awards. The contributions of individuals and organisations were celebrated across a wide variety of categories. Innovation in the health care industry was a particular highlight, with The University of Western Australia’s … Continue reading Innovations in the WA ICT sector recognised at the 28th WAITTA Awards
A Swinburne team is analysing text data from Australia’s patent office to predict the evolution of technologies. Associate Professor Kai Qin and his team work at Swinburne’s new Intelligent Data Analytics Lab, part of the Swinburne Digital Research Innovation Capability Platform. The data scientists bring deep neural-network machine-learning algorithms and rapidly maturing natural language processing … Continue reading Swinburne research to predict technology developments
A university incubator based in Australia’s first innovation hub has been named ‘Top Challenger in Asia-Pacific’ in a leading ranking study. The UBI World Benchmark Study is the world’s most extensive ranking exercise for university-linked business incubators and accelerators. Flinders University’s New Venture Institute outperformed the top 10 per cent of incubation programs worldwide in … Continue reading South Australian incubator named best in Asia Pacific
Having reliable equipment in automated plant is key to making sure that everything runs smoothly when the production process is in progress. Poorly performing equipment can have a knock-on effect that can lead to failure in other parts of the plant. This is why when choosing equipment to run and monitor plant it is advisable … Continue reading Panel PCs powered by 6th gen iCore processors
Utilising FUTEK’s Miniature Reaction Torque Screwdriver from Metromatics allows operators the ability to monitor the torque applied during the assembly of more delicate products.
Manufacturing systems and processes are becoming increasingly complex, making more rational decision-making in process control a necessity. Therefore, better information gathering and analysis techniques are needed for effective condition-based monitoring.
Internet of Things (IoT) is the term du jour. As adoption increases the natural question becomes, how has it been secured? To understand an effective security strategy for IoT, we first need to understand where the value from IoT is generated.
Power management company Eaton has today announced the launch of its annual Blackout Tracker Report for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), which has revealed 3 million people were affected by more than 240 power outages in 2016.
Phoenix Contact has released a parameterisable power supply with the launch of its fourth generation QUINT device.
Alicat Scientific has expanded the communications protocol offerings on its line of mass flow controllers for vacuum coating applications, adding EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet.
According to Bill Ferris, chair of Innovation and Science Australia (ISA), bold action is needed to harness Australia’s innovation potential, and has identified the nation’s six key innovation challenges.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, has announced plans to boost Australia’s innovation overseas by opening a CSIRO US office.
While the language of innovation may have once soothed fears and inspired confidence, the term’s overuse means it now operates as clichéd husk – a fashionable accessory that politicians begrudgingly don when they want to convey a particular message.
Inventions span from a table lamp that relieves stress before bed, to a wearable device that protects medical staff from violent patients, to a means of transmitting off-grid technology to mobile devices through movement.
Yesterday, the world’s largest filled single-dish radio telescope launched in China, and it relies on a piece of West Australian innovation.
As information technology and automation technology continue to converge, cloud-based communication and data services are increasingly used in industrial automation projects.
MIT Technology Review has released this year’s list of the top 35 innovators under 35. Many of these innovators are engineers who are using their skills and talent to work toward a better world.