Australia's ICT research is receiving a major shot in the arm ahead of the election, with the government today announcing an additional $42 million in funding.
A new computing lab at Monash University's Caulfield campus will focus on optimisation.
NICTA has spun-out its mobile video start-up company, Incoming, which has secured seed financing of $1.1 million from Citrix and Australian venture capital group OneVentures.
NICTA has spun out Saluda Medical, a company with technology for pain relief via spinal cord stimulation.
A cross-disciplinary team including researchers from NICTA, the University of Melbourne, and the Epworth and Royal Melbourne hospitals will look for a way to use genetic information to determine whether prostate cancer sufferers have the aggressive form of the disease.
NICTA will participate in a US Government contract to help secure the software in unmanned vehicles.
Two NICTA engineers have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, along with a member of NICTA's research evaluation board.
Nitero, a company spun off from NICTA in 2010 to commercialise its 60GHz wireless LAN technology that promises throughputs of several gigabits per second, has demonstrated the first prototypes and has closed its second round of funding.
NASA, in conjunction with a variety of international space and science-focussed organisations, is seeking to engage people around the world in a codeathon to develop and improve access to space data from a variety of sources.
Australia's National Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence (NICTA), is leading a multi-million dollar ICT-enabled geothermal energy initiative just announced by the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE).
Big data is going to prove the next major frontier for ICT researchers who stand poised on the 'cusp of a new age of wonder' according to Hugh Durrant-Whyte, chief executive of NICTA. The national research organisation is currently refining a tool, called Scoobi, now being tested by a range of organisations, including eBay, which allows rapid analysis of massive collections of distributed data.
The ACT Government is to fund NICTA to the tune of $3 million per year over four years, from 1 July 2012.
Australian would-be entrepreneurs will get a crash course in how to ditch and repitch their business plans during a sell-out workshop being hosted by NICTA tomorrow.
NICTA has issued a press release celebrating the award of the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO to its former CEO, Dr David Skellern, but without mentioning his contribution to the development of Wi-Fi technology.
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