Diversity provides significant benefits to business and to humanity as a whole, but is noticeably lacking in Australian STEM organisations. The Warren Centre's COO Alex Harrington reflects on the benefits and challenges associated with enhancing diversity. This article is edited from Alex's speech at Norman...

The trend towards greater variable renewable electricity generation is inevitable, and auxiliary services will become increasingly important to making the transition to a secure decentralised future network, says The Warren Centre’s Executive Director Ashley Brinson. In the past, the National Electricity Market (NEM) relied on abundant,...

The Office of Innovation and Science Australia released its review of the Australian innovation system this week, largely to a chorus of “heard it all before” from those close to the industry. Tony Peacock, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centres Association, likens it to a school...

The Warren Centre and its partners have been introducing the PPIR Protocol to the engineering profession and industry. As an extension of this, we approached tertiary institutions to include a final-year unit on Professional Performance, to prepare engineering students for their roles in industry. But...

This week, The Warren Centre hosted the ACS’s John Makepeace Bennett memorial event, Beyond Binary: Quantum capabilities in Australia and Sydney. As a pioneer in building some of the earliest computers, inventing the first computer game, and in bringing supercomputing and the Internet to Sydney,...

Demand for ICT skilled workers is expect to increase by approximately 70,000 workers by 2020, but there has been a decline in the number of enrolments in vocational ICT training - both in NSW high schools and TAFEs....

The future of the engineering profession will be defined by the challenges, aspirations and opportunities that we face in a hyper-connected society. Historical boundaries that confined us are dissolving. Community aspirations drive our profession in new ways. Security concerns of the modern world are ever...

On October 31, 2014, the challenge of developing a commercial space program became all too apparent. Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft, VSS Enterprise, disintegrated after the unique wing feather system was accidentally deployed by the pilot during its acceleration phase. The resulting 9G force was too much for the structure, causing...

As TWC's The Prototype newsletter reaches its first anniversary, Ashley, Abhijeet and the editorial team reflect on what drives us and what we've learned over the last year. Today’s science, technology and innovation news cycle seems to move at a faster-than-hypersonic pace. Every day, all around the...

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