A Labor-dominated senate economics committee on Australia’s innovation system has recommended measures including stability in innovation policy, a council to ensure coherence across various programmes, and to increase the country’s R&D spend relative to GDP.
The Committee for Economic Development of Australia’s Big Issues 2015 survey has seen tax reform and incentives for innovation rate highly as concerns for business.
A senate inquiry has recommended the Automotive Transformation Scheme be extended, the trucking sector be stimulated and a taskforce be formed.
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull will reportedly restore funding to Data61 (formerly NICTA) and announce increased engagement with the Fraunhofer network during a visit to Germany this weekend.
Australia produces great research but it ranks last in the OECD tables for collaboration between researchers and business.
Australia’s new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, talked a lot in Monday night’s press conference about the future of Australia.
Grants worth $28.78 million have been announced, with the aim of assisting South Australia’s manufacturing industry adjust to the end of passenger car assembly in 2017.
There are several widely-agreed upon facts about the current world economy. One is that value is being sourced to an increasing degree from analytic, inventive and creative ideas.
The right level of support for the renewable energy sector is a topic that will be debated well into the future.
Rossi Boots was among 12 successful applicants for the first round of the South Australian government’s Export Partnership Program.
How should we assess Australia’s performance and prospects in the wake of the mining boom? A number of recent reports have begun to make the attempt.
Most industry programs have survived the Abbott government’s proverbial axe; however gaining access to them has never been harder. Alan Johnson reports.
A new CEDA report has raised questions about how ready Australia’s workforce is for an era of self-driving cars, hyper-connectivity and artificial intelligence. Brent Balinski spoke to the group’s CEO, Professor Stephen Martin, about what the future will hold.
Precision Components’ new Heliostat SA division is producing technology developed at the CSIRO for export to Japan.
Queensland’s Griffith University has said that its expertise and “outward looking focus” are ideal fits for the new Innovative Manufacturing CRC.
Long-awaited funding of $40 million for the Innovative Manufacturing CRC has been announced at today’s CRC Association annual conference.
Specialist valve and fitting manufacturer Philmac has announced it will invest $9.6 million in its South Australian facilities.
19 successful applicants for the first round of the Manufacturing Transition Program were awarded nearly $50 million yesterday.
The Miles Review of the CRC Program has been released, with the government accepting all of its recommendations, which “put industry front and centre”.
The Tasmanian government has allocated $3 million in its upcoming budget to assist the North West region.