Industry Specific Issues

Government To Commit $2.6 Million Towards 3D-Printed Explosives

March 6th, 2018

New ways to implement 3D printing are constantly being developed. Recently, the Australian Government announced that it would contribute $2.6 million towards 3D-printed explosives research over the next two years as part of the Co-operative Research Centre Program.  The Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group will partner with defence research company DefendTex, RMIT, Flinders University and the UK’s Cranfield University to develop the 3D-printed explosives. DST is Australia’s leading authority on energetics materials. These materials contain high concentrations of stored chemical […]

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innovAGEING – Australia’s First Aged Care Innovation Network

February 22nd, 2018

Australia’s ageing population means that over 1 million aged care staff will be needed by 2050. This presents numerous opportunities for technological and service-based change in the sector. innovAGEING is Australia’s first innovation network for aged care services and aims to encourage progressive thinkers and practitioners in the industry. The innovAGEING program aims to improve the lives of the elderly, helping them to maintain their independence and allowing them to have more say in their way of living. It promotes the […]

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CSL Calls On Government to Maintain R&D Tax Incentive

February 19th, 2018

Australian biotechnology company CSL is supportive of the 2030 Strategic Plan to increase Australia’s level of innovation, but has requested that the government retain the R&D tax incentive for businesses and provide more support to scientists to make a real impact. Chief Executive Paul Perreault stated that, “It’s really about making sure that the R&D done here is actually translated into patient care and commercialised.” He believes that the government’s short-term thinking is why some of the country’s best scientists are […]

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Multinationals Should Undertake R&D In Australia

February 7th, 2018

Large international companies bring jobs to Australia in terms of sales, marketing and customer support. However, more jobs could be created if they also increased their R&D spend here. Why should multinational corporations undertake R&D in Australia? First off, they can take advantage of our top graduates. Australia has eight universities among the top 200 in the world and numerous companies are already partnering with Australian universities to develop innovative products. However, compared with countries like Korea, Germany, Israel and the […]

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