Siemens grants $135m for Swinburne Factory of the Future

Jeff Connolly (L) and Prof Aleksandar Subic at the announcement of Siemens' $135m industrial software grant to Swinburne University of Technology. Credit: Siemens Australia

The largest ever software grant in Australia will help develop the workforce of the future across the entire work lifecycle from apprenticeships to PhDs.

DST Partnerships Week a hit

Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky welcomes delegates to the event conducted at the DST Group facility in Edinburgh, SA. Credit: @DefenceScience via Twitter

The organisation has been overwhelmed with applications this year.

Rheinmetall launches $80m R&D fund

CSIRO's Lab 22 3D printing facility. The CSIRO wants to be able to print 3D in multiple materials that have sensors embedded to account for stress, fatigue and corrosion. Credit: CSIRO

With an initial investment period of five years, Rheinmetall will use the fund for fundamental research in future technologies, and ongoing product development.

Shaping the future of field service

Snapshot of a Boeing 777-300ER nosewheel as seen through Microsoft Hololens integrated with IFS Applications. The engineer can see the current and previous work orders related to the asset, as well as key asset performance data points, combined with external data, like temperature levels. Credit: IFS

Mixed reality integrated with enterprise software will benefit particularly service- and asset intensive industries, like manufacturing, oil and gas, energy and aviation.

Homegrown coding initiative gains worldwide popularity

Kids from 56 countries around the world participated in this year's Moonhack event on 15th August. Credit: Code Club Australia

Participants ranging from under 7s to 17 year-olds took part in coding exercises from their homes, and at Code Clubs in their schools, local libraries, and community centres. Premium

ADM's Defence Week 458 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week can be downloaded here as a PDF plus a separate PDF of the weekly tenders. Premium