New engineering research centre for Melbourne

A new engineering research and development facility is being established in Melbourne. The announcement of the Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory, an initiative of Lockheed Martin, was made at Engineers Australia’s Melbourne offices.

“This multi-faceted facility will represent a significant step forward for research and development once it is up and running,” said Engineers Australia Executive General Manager for Commercial Services, Ben Leaver.

“This is further recognition that engineers are at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to complex problems.

“One of the most effective ways of progressing Australia’s innovation agenda is for there to be closer alignment between researchers and business leaders. Big businesses playing a more active role in research and development will help with overcoming this challenge.”