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.
Among the cuts in last night’s federal budget were significant decreases for the CSIRO and Cooperative Research Centres program.
Acknowledging what Australia’s manufacturers are capable of doing well – as well as what they’re not really cut out for – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia launched its first policy paper of the year last week.
Government tenders for major projects should require Australian made new-to-world technology that drives innovation, according to new research.
Australia’s long term international competitiveness will depend on its ability to develop an ‘innovation-driven’ economy.
The SA government was re-elected with a lower house minority last month. Where does the manufacturing industry fit into its plans? Jack Baldwin reports.
The CSIRO is reportedly preparing for cuts in the next federal budget worth as much as 20 per cent of its annual funding.
Lonsdale’s Redarc Electronics, a maker of power solutions for vehicles, has found success through ambitious goals and a constant re-investment of revenues in its people and facilities. Owner and CEO Anthony Kittel told Brent Balinski about what it takes to be a successful Australian electronics company.
We should feel proud of inventions like spray-on skin and the electronic pacemaker and we need to continue to encourage innovation.
The CSIRO will reduce its number of national research flagships from 11 to nine, with the Future Manufacturing Flagship to remain.
British technology company Dyson has released a redesigned, quieter version of its Air Multiplier, developed over three years and a cost of almost $75 million in R&D.
The government should set up a venture capital fund and offer soft loans to assist the struggling manufacturing sector, according to the AIG.
Australia’s chief scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, will be the first on National Manufacturing Week’s line-up of expert speakers.
The federal government’s attempt to remove R&D tax concessions for companies with over $20 billion annual revenues has been criticised.
The wrong response to Holden’s factory closures in 2017 could tip South Australia into recession, warned the state’s top economic adviser.
The end of manufacturing in Australia for Holden has highlighted the need for smarter industry policy, according to an expert on the manufacturing sector.
The cost of keeping automotive manufacturing in Australia is high and the investment not always spent wisely, but the loss of the sector would be profound.
Federal assistant treasurer Arthur Sinodinis has said that the federal government would like to see more locally-made, innovative, global success stories.
Robots that are controlled by the human mind may be able to help workers in the field of advanced manufacturing, according to a US research team.
Held late last month, the Productivity, Process and Innovation conference assembled a host of experts to address the key challenges facing the industry. Brent Balinski took notes regarding some of the big themes from a panel discussion on the issue of “Challenges in Australian Productivity”.