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EIDA Newsletter – March 2018
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RAH Site For a 'Future Industries Hub'

Picture: Renewal SA

The SA Labor Government has announced that the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site will be developed in a $350 million plan in part with work spaces for start-up businesses and “future industries”. Targeted industries in this new program will include “artificial intelligence, cyber security, renewable energy and film.”  (Advertiser, 20 February 2018 p7:).

The Liberal Opposition announced that they would appoint a “Chief Entrepreneur” and establish a Tech Hub on the old RAH site to focus on  “ . . . selected industries including artificial intelligence and energy.”  (Advertiser, 26 February 2008 p.6). 

No mention in either of these announcements of the inclusion of the electronics industry in the proposed ‘Hub’ but it is improbable that any of the chosen industries could function without a significant reliance on the products, systems and services of the electronics industry.

EIDA is in communication with both parties to ensure that they understand the critical role of the Adelaide electronics industry in the successful operation of the proposed startup ‘Hub.’

Reader comments on the ‘Future Industry Hub’ and the inclusion of our electronics industry would be welcome at

EIDA Member Feature - Applidyne

Applidyne is an Adelaide-based design engineering company specialising in product design across a number of engineering disciplines in diverse fields including medical, automotive, mining, agricultural, defence and consumer goods. The company was founded in 1993 by Paul van der Loo, whose background in defence engineering has been augmented by a team of engineers across mechanical, mechatronics and electronic engineering disciplines. Read More

Australian Decoy Rocket Saves US Navy Ships

A report in the US publication Navy Times has now revealed that when three American warships and a merchant vessel were attacked by cruise missiles off the coast of Yemen in 2016, their crews fired off a series of defensive weapon systems which diverted some of the missiles and brought the others down.

Picture: A Nulka decoy being launched from a warship

One of those systems, and key elements of another, were developed in Australia by scientists and engineers who are producing some of the world’s most advanced targeting devices. Read More

Funding to Train Your Future Staff

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia is now open for applications from employers to host students in internships in Advanced Manufacturing Industries including the Electronics Industry. Scholarship funding of up to $17,500 is available for each student. This amount will vary based on scholarship length, the course of study and whether studies are part-time or full-time. Read More

PCB Expo Thailand - Update

This event on 10-12 May 2018 in Bangkok is ASEAN’s only exhibition of printed circuit board manufacturing and electronic assemblies.

EIDA members interested in this event should contact for access to exclusive benefits. Read More

Australian Micro Factories and e-Waste Recycling

As electronic waste (e-waste) continues to pile up in landfills around the world, one Australian scientist may have a viable solution for this mounting environmental threat. According to Professor of Materials Science in the Faculty of Science at UNSW, “we are all micro mine owners” and our E-waste, is full of valuable resources. Read More

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