Australia’s manufacturing industry is in decline. Yet some businesses are managing to buck the trend.
One of the key planks of the government’s new Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda is a desire to boost collaboration.
International research is mounting on the case for a group of management tools–known as high performance work practices–for improving business performance.
Graphene, physically isolated only a decade ago, has the potential to change the world. Brent Balinski reports on what it is, why it’s creating so much excitement, and what it might offer Australian industry.
With its fateful decision not to support car assembly in Australia, we might be forgiven for thinking the federal government has written off manufacturing. But we could be in for a surprise, as options narrow in the wake of the mining boom.
The level of R&D spending by the federal government as a proportion of its budget spend is at a 30-year-low, according to a new analysis.
There are still plenty of well-run and dynamic businesses in this country. Manufacturers facing an uncertain future have a lot learn from the experienced outfits. Innes Willox writes.
To coincide with the beginning of spring, Dyson has released its next-generation Cool range of fans in Australia. Design engineer Thomas Ting tells Brent Balinski a few things about how the company improved its bladeless fans.
Biotherapies company CSL has decided to build a new, $500 million plant in Switzerland due to factors including a lower corporate tax rate.
Australian-born Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris has criticised recent cuts to R&D in the budget and the overall state of federal politics.
A group representing Australian medical manufacturers and exporters has proposed taxation changes to a Senate inquiry into Australia’s innovation system.
A new hub for the prefabricated construction industry was launched yesterday at an event in Melbourne.
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has floated the idea that government grants be linked to the number of patents a university registers.
Electronics manufacturer Redarc was named the Telstra South Australian Business of The Year award last night.
The Hidden Champion concept was originally used almost three decades ago by a wise old German to help explain his country’s success as an exporter
This year’s news on Australia’s global innovation ranking could be a lot worse, and probably will be in the future.
A new video explains the appeal of graphene, which is currently the subject of projects including using the atom-thick substance as a 3D printing material and in energy storage.
Australia could be doing more to help its sports technology innovators team up and attack export markets.
The government should introduce an incentive to keep intellectual property in Australia once it reaches commercialisation, according to a biotech group.
If Australian industry is to prosper we need to be a nation which values science and education; and we must be prepared to invest in them.