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
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
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
This year, National Science Week is being celebrated with more than 1,900 registered events across Australia. National Science Week events will be held in museums, libraries, galleries, research institutions, schools, universities, parks and even shopping centres. Hundreds of schools and workplaces will also be holding ‘Brain Break’ science-themed morning teas. NASA scientists and Nobel Laureates … Continue reading Importance of STEM skills highlighted during National Science Week
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
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
The reappointment of Karen Andrews as federal minister for industry, science and technology in the Morrison cabinet has been welcomed by sectors of Australia’s science and technology community. Andrews was first appointed to the role in August last year after Morrison became prime minister. Morrison announced Andrews would continue in her ministerial role in the … Continue reading Karen Andrews’ ministerial reappointment welcomed by STEM sector
The Western Australian government has launched a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills strategy. The strategy, which was an election commitment for the McGowan government, was developed by a panel made up of industry experts, researchers and educators, and chaired by WA’s Chief Scientist, Professor Peter Klinken. Called “Future Jobs, Future Skills: Driving … Continue reading WA government launches STEM strategy
Federal Labor Senator Kim Carr has announced that he will not renominate as Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, ending a two-decade stint on the frontbench in both government and opposition. Carr has been on Labor’s frontbench since 1996, serving much of that time as the party’s spokesperson for industry, science and research. … Continue reading Labor’s Kim Carr stands down from Opposition frontbench
The federal Labor opposition has committed helping deliver a $40 million SkillsTech TAFE campus at North Lakes in Queensland. The Queensland government has welcomed the sign of support. State training and skills minister Shannon Fentiman said the $40 million trades training centre at TAFE North Lakes would provide industry-standard skills for the electrotechnology, construction, engineering … Continue reading Labor commits funding for new high-tech TAFE campus in QLD
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
The Morrison government’s 2019-20 Budget contains some mixed news for Australia’s science and technology sector, providing boosted funding for women in STEM and the nation’s space sector alongside cuts to several research agencies and programs. $3.4 million in new funding will support women in STEM, and includes investment in the Science in Australia Gender Equity … Continue reading Budget a mixed bag for science and technology sector
While mining dominated the list of top earning jobs on Seek in 2013, information and communication technology (ICT) has taken the number-one spot in 2018. The highest paying job, in the 2017/18 financial year, was an architecture role in the ICT sector. The salary came in at $138,144. In the 2012/13 financial year, the mining, resources and energy … Continue reading Technology takes over mining in Seek’s highest paying jobs list
Australian tradespeople who manage billions of dollars of equipment that keeps facilities open, are the new frontline in the advance of the Internet of Things (IoT). The internet and smartphones are necessities when running a business, so trade services must embrace the next phase of business evolution in order to remain relevant in the market. … Continue reading Internet of Things changes the way trade services operate
Global technology company Laird has expanded its thermoelectric module product family to protect critical electronic devices in emerging applications found in high temperature environments. This typically occurs in outdoor environments where heat generated from surrounding electronics exceeds the temperature of sensitive electronics with maximum operating temperatures of 60-70°C. The HiTemp ET Series delivers spot cooling … Continue reading Technology company Laird expands its product line to protect critical electronic devices
Researchers have found that the topological material trisodium bismuthide (Na3Bi) can be manufactured to be as ‘electronically smooth’ as the highest-quality graphene-based alternative, while maintaining graphene’s high electron mobility. Na3Bi is a Topological Dirac Semimetal (TDS), considered a 3D equivalent of graphene in that it shows the same extraordinarily high electron mobility. In graphene, as … Continue reading Electronically smooth 3D graphene
u‑blox has announced the TOBY-L4 series of Automotive Grade telematics modules. The series integrates LTE, UMTS and GSM connectivity with a powerful embedded processor, enabling a wide range of applications on a single device.
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Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has been named as one of Australia’s top ten most attractive employers for job seekers by employment firm Randstad.
Pfizer Australia, the world’s largest pharmaceutical researcher which has manufacturing plants in Sydney and Perth, is rolling out digital analyst tools from South Australia-based sales automation specialist Complexica.