An ambitious venture to transform Australian industry has been announced by the Hon Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry and Science. The new Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) is designed to accelerate Australia’s transition into high value, knowledge-based manufacturing and brings together a powerful coalition of businesses and researchers.
The University of Melbourne, in conjunction with The University of Sydney, Curtin University of Technology and Monash University, has been awarded $4,000,000 to establish The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing that will advance and transform the building industry in Australia.
A device that can transcribe music directly from a guitar is just one of the student inventions that will be launched at the Endeavour Design Expo, the University of Melbourne’s showcase of final year Engineering and IT design projects.
Imagine a robot that can mimic human gestures or a disposable device that reminds you to re-position your spine. These are just some of the projects being developed by final-year students from the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne for the Endeavour Design Expo.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.