2006 Media Releases
The project will enhance Australia’s national early-warning quarantine surveillance system by developing computer-based technologies that use spectral imaging to survey and detect insect and plant disease outbreaks.
The MOU, promoted by the Scientific Office of the Italian Embassy, will support future collaboration between the partners in research, research training and personnel exchanges. It will build on common technical interests in information mobility, which will provide mobile device users access to the information they need regardless of their location or type of wireless connectivity.
National ICT Australia (NICTA), Australia’s national centre of excellence for information and communications technology (ICT) research, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to engage in joint research with Fluffy Spider Technologies, a world leader in the development of user interface technology for embedded devices such as mobile phones.
Fluffy Spider Technologies will be working with NICTA’s Embedded, Real Time and Operating Systems (ERTOS) Program, which focuses on improving the reliability and trustworthiness of embedded systems. ERTOS has developed a unique microkernel-based embedded operating system called L4/Iguana.
Speaking to several hundred representatives from industry, government and research at the technology showcase, NICTA’s Chairman, Mr Neville Stevens AO, highlighted the rapid progress NICTA has made over its three and a half years of operation. "We are now an organisation of around 400 staff, over 200 NICTA-endorsed PhD students, 55 research projects, five research laboratories and has a portfolio of over 30 patent applications.
"NICTA has made significant progress in turning research into viable commercial opportunities," said Mr Stevens.