Leaders of innovative companies aggressively invest in research and development (R&D) to create new products, services, and technologies – even if these cannibalise short-term profits. Unsurprisingly, companies that consistently innovate are more likely to survive in the long run.
Though not a new term, “advanced manufacturing” has gained a lot of traction in Australia in the last year or two. There is no universal definition of the term, despite organisations all over the world making their own attempts to pin it down.
The University of Cambridge has announced a method of rapidly and cheaply printing conductive ink using graphene and other materials.
Researchers in the US have developed a method to take carbon dioxide from the air and make carbon nanofibres, super-strong materials used in the aerospace, automotive, and other industries.
Western Sydney University at Penrith will host a small group of leaders on Friday to discuss increasing Australia’s industry and business collaboration performance.
The head of marketing for Lego’s Future Lab has visited Australia, telling audiences that innovation should involve staying true to a company’s identity.
The World Economic Forum’s yearly global competitiveness report showed Australia improve by one place, but certain indicators showed reform was badly needed, according to the Australian Industry Group.
A collaboration between the University of Adelaide and Trajan Scientific and Medical will aim to commercialise photonics technology developed at the university.
How can we make Australia’s national innovation system more systematic? This was a key question addressed by the National Reform Summit sponsored by the Australian Financial Review, Australian and KPMG. The answer has proved elusive for public policy.
The new Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre will attempt to address the gap between research and commercial outcomes, and to encourage more research to be directed towards industry competitiveness.
The co-founder of leading advanced manufacturer ANCA has said the government’s approach to the sector misses the point.
Shares in Melbourne-based biotech manufacturer CSL have passed the symbolic $100 mark.
The Senate Economics Reference Committee will today hear how innovation holds the key to the future of Manufacturing and a great number of jobs, in a presentation by medical device manufacturer Cook Medical Australia.
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.
Deakin University’s state-of-the-art Carbon Nexus centre for carbon fibre research has marked its first anniversary.
There’s a broad discussion happening in Australia about how to strengthen relationships between private industry and universities in order to foster innovation.
Australia’s R&D budget and venture capital availability have been singled out during a leadership forum this week.
China’s Cabinet has published a plan that cites “intelligent manufacturing” as an answer to some of the country’s economic challenges.
Australia can learn from international experience and build collaborative pathways to sustainable economic success.
In this Q & A, Professor Emeritus Brooks shares his wisdom on topics including getting research out of universities and into the marketplace, why a country shouldn’t ignore the value of scientific research, and why dexterity is still a massive challenge to roboticists.