Metal 3D printing company Aurora Labs, located in Perth suburb Bibra Lake, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Swedish industrial company, Gränges AB. The MoU was signed by subsidiary of Aurora Labs, A3D Operations. If the proposed transactions were entered into, the value to Aurora could be US$ 7.75 million ($11 billion). The … Continue reading Australian 3D printer signs MoU with Swedish manufacturer
UNSW’s Torch research roadshow has made three stops in China in May leading to two new collaborations between Australian researchers and Chinese manufacturers. Meeting enterprises, technology transfer platforms and investment institutions in Yixing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, the researchers from the Sydney-based university obtained two new industry partnerships while in China. The Torch events will reportedly … Continue reading UNSW connects Australian research with Chinese manufacturing
A BioPen that uses special ink to “colour in” and treat eye wounds has taken a giant leap towards being commercially available, after the NSW Medical Devices Fund awarded its creators $1.1 million. Professor Gerard Sutton and his team from the University of Sydney’s Save Sight Institute have developed a corneal pen, known as the … Continue reading 3D printing pen that corrects eye injuries receives commercialisation grant
Getting a commercial idea off the ground takes fiscal brawn as well as a bright spark – but some claim there isn’t enough being done to encourage investment in Australia’s mid-market. Steven Impey investigates. Spending some time in the company of industry thinkers, you start to gain a wider perspective of the world and where … Continue reading What it means to be a mid-market manufacturer
There’s a broad discussion happening in Australia about how to strengthen relationships between private industry and universities in order to foster innovation.
The R&D tax incentive is acknowledged in the industry as a positive for developing intellectual property, though there’s a push from medical manufacturers and others for assistance in taking IP to the next stage.