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Sonnen adds Shell as investor to power its Australian expansion

May 25, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

German solar battery maker sonnen has successfully closed its latest financing round with a A$95 million investment from Shell Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Royal Dutch Shell. The company’s CEO, Mr Christoph Ostermann said the investment will enable sonnen to expand its strategy of rapid international growth in the

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Neoen granted development approval for new wind farm in Qld

May 25, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

French renewable energy giant Neoen has obtained a development approval for a new wind farm project in Queensland. The 29-turbine wind farm, to be located 80km south west of Cairns, will form part of Neoen’s planned green power hub at Kaban and generate

Australian and US universities to collaborate on priority defence projects

May 25, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Four Australian Universities will join forces with four of their US counterparts to conduct joint research on priority defence projects under the US Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). Making the announcement,

AMGC-backed project to help Aussie manufacturers immerse into the Industry 4.0 world

May 24, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Seventeen Australian manufactures will retrofit their machinery with IoT sensors and communications thanks to a project backed by the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Research Centre (AMGC). Led by multidisciplinary engineering company Dematec Automation, the

Australia launches First Defence Cooperative Research Centre

May 24, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Australia has formally launched its first Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems at this year’s International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) which is taking place in Brisbane. Established under the Next

Victorian manufacturing champions to be crowned next week

May 24, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Victoria’s manufacturing companies and individuals will be competing for the State’s premier industry awards next week. Themed ‘Advancing Victorian Manufacturing’, the 2018 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards will highlight

New alliance to develop a national robotics R&D strategy

May 23, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

CSIRO’s Data61, Australia’s largest data innovation group, has announced the creation of a new Alliance aimed at developing a national robotics R&D strategy and addressing large-scale Australian and international challenges using robotics