Stepping up to the challenge

The writing is on the wall for Australian car component makers. But, while some will surely die in the next couple of years, others are redirecting their energies to new challenges. Hartley Henderson writes.
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Research funding fraught with hurdles and dead-ends

The long-awaited Innovative Manufacturing CRC will get underway in earnest this month, during a period in which the spotlight is very much on getting more bang for the country’s research buck. Brent Balinski spoke to the UTS’s Professor Roy Green about Australia’s innovation system.
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Hidden Champions series part 2: Anatomics

Anatomics occupies a demanding niche, providing custom products that help surgeons do their job, and exports to 20 countries. In the second instalment in our five-part series, the company’s Robert Thompson tells Brent Balinski about how the company responds to its market’s needs, a “3D printed” skull implant, and a recent successful collaboration with CSIRO.
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How do we shape the future of manufacturing?

Where are Australia’s strengths and how do we make the most of them? Innovation and productivity guru Professor Roy Green tells Brent Balinski about the kinds of companies that thrive here and what needs to be done to encourage more of them to emerge.
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