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Australian Manufacturing – Space Tank wins prestigious Good Design Award

September 14, 2020
Company incubator Space Tank has won the prestigious Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Good Design Award for its Rapid Shield face shield personal protection equipment (PPE). Part of North Melbourne’s Assistive Technology Cluster of firms created by Steve Zanon, founder of Proactive Ageing, Space Tank fast tracked the design and production of the shields. Rodin Genoff explains in this special case study. Read More >

Winner of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences MAAS Design Award

September 8, 2020
Rapid Shield won the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Design Award. The criteria included good design, innovation and the significance of a design to Australia’s culture. This Award recognises the important role of design in harnessing the challenges of science and technology to make a positive impact on our lives. Read More >

Rapid Shield Manufacturing Sovereignty

September 2, 2020
Delivering Australian Made PPE - Space Tank went from concept development, prototyping and gaining TGA product approval to manufacturing at scale in just 6 weeks. Now supplying up to 2,000 face shields around Australia per day and ramping to 12,000 per day, Space Tank is poised to completely replace Chinese imports in this field. Read More >

Join Space Tank’s Applied Technology Revolution

May 29, 2019
At this year’s Melbourne Knowledge Week, join Space Tank Studio founder, Holger Dielenberg and an esteemed panel of industry experts to gain insights into how startups in legacy industries like health, manufacturing and energy are being transformed by Applied Technologies. Read More >

Space Tank Proud Finalist in the 2018 Melbourne Awards

November 21, 2018
We are thrilled to announce that the Space Tank makerspace incubator for manufacturing startups was a chosen finalist in the 2018 Melbourne Awards celebrating the inspirational Melburnians who dedicate their time and energy for the benefit of our city. Read More >

Bespoke Knives for a Cut Throat World

June 5, 2018
The real question when starting any business is how to make your product special. Even McKinnon admits, “At a certain point, all knives cut food.” The beauty of a handmade knife, however, is the time and care that goes into crafting it. Read More >

Space Tank call out for Melbourne Makers

June 1, 2018
Candidates will be selected via a strict application process and the program will take place at Space Tank’s Coburg product development incubator and training facility. Product start-up founders from health care devices, smart wearables, smart city, robotics, leisure and transport sectors will be sourced via university networks, business accelerators and the Victorian start-up scene. Read More >