More than 170 Australian small businesses across the country have been featured in the latest Australian Military Sales Catalogue released today by the Department of Defence. The document, Australian Defence Sales Catalogue, features information about support services available to the defence industry sector to increase opportunities for exports. Defence industry minister the Hon Melissa Price … Continue reading 170 small businesses promoted in military catalogue
The Australian federal government will conduct a review into the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) to grow the total value of Australian exports. Targeted at SMEs, the grants provide financial assistance to help businesses that currently export and those that hope to do so. Through the review, the effectiveness of the grants in the current … Continue reading Export program under review
Australia is well-placed to take advantage of the economic transformation of one of its nearest neighbours, with Thailand adopting an Industry 4.0 to promote and support innovation, creativity, research and development (R&D), higher technologies and green technologies. The program hopes to modernise industries and supply chains with the incorporation of smart technologies and digital innovation. … Continue reading Thailand open to Australian Industry 4.0 support
Professor Andrew Dempster was not afraid to show his age at Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s (AMGC) Space Industry Opportunities event, at UNSW on Monday, September 9. Noting that he has been in the space industry since the 1980s, Dempster confidently declared that now is the best time to be in the Australian Space Industry. This … Continue reading Space just another domain for Australian manufacturers
Australian SMEs have an opportunity to be part of the build-up of the Polish defence forces. The Eastern-European country will spend $71 billion on the technical modernisation of the Polish Armed Forces until 2026. Austrade has been exploring how Australian manufacturers can be part of this build up, and has held roundtables with suppliers in … Continue reading Opportunities for Australian manufacturers to supply Polish Armed Forces
Australia’s top women in tech will this week be able to pitch their ideas to the world at the Australian Women in Tech Pitch event. The 11 women have been selected by the federal government to take their ideas to an international stage, and is part of the federal government’s efforts to improve gender equality … Continue reading Top women in tech pitch to global audience
Greater opportunities for collaboration between Australian manufacturers and Korean health professionals have opened up, thanks to the South Korean “Innovative Strategy on the Bio-healthy Industry”. The strategy, announced in May this year, aims to develop research and innovation in bio health. The four core elements of the strategy include creating a database of information to … Continue reading Strategy enables biotech partnerships between Australia and Korea
Austrade recently led a delegation of nine Australian health service providers to hospitals and medical facilities in Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou. As China pursues its Healthy China 2030 strategy, opportunities are opening up for Australian healthcare manufacturers to tap into the Chinese market, according to Austrade’s trade commissioner in Chengdu, Tim White. “The mission clearly … Continue reading A fit future for Australian healthcare technology providers in China
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is seeking to showcase the potential of medical manufacturing in Australia to inspire international investment. Launching a new digital health website, Austrade highlights Australia’s attractiveness as a location for developing, testing and launching new medical technologies. Denise Eaton, senior advisor at Austrade noted that Australia is inherently primed … Continue reading Federal government agency steps up support for medical manufacturing
Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash, is visiting Singapore from 3 to 6 June to promote Australia’s industry, innovation and science sectors, exchange ideas on how to best support job creation in a digital economy, and advance Australia’s economic interests in the region. Singapore is Australia’s largest trading partner in ASEAN, the eighth-largest trading partner overall … Continue reading Strengthening ties with Singapore on trade and innovation
Steps to increase trade with Iran have been taken this week, with a delegation including 20 senior businesspeople visiting Tehran, Austrade reopening its office, and an MoU signed to try and overcome remaining financing difficulties for companies.
Recent figures show that more Australian businesses are exporting, assisted by the lower dollar. However, there’s a lot to consider before considering any new market, as Christelle Damiens, founder of Exportia, told Brent Balinski.
An economic analysis on ABS export figures released this week shows nearly 300 new manufacturers begin exporting during 2014 – 2015, and lower exchange rates appear to be helping overall.
Delegates from India’s automotive sector are visiting Melbourne and Sydney this week as part of Austrade’s Innovation Showcase.
More and more international trade is being made up of intermediate goods and services. Brent Balinski reports on some of the efforts to get Australian manufacturers better involved in this.
Automotive might be disappearing here, but Australian skills in the sector are valued in India, and opportunities are growing. Austrade’s Nicola Watkinson told Brent Balinski about why the times, and our way with “affordable excellence”, are right.
Michael Crouch, chairman and CEO of Zip Industries, has criticised cuts to the number of trade officials in recent years by federal governments.