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Australia Positioned To Become A Leader in Lightweight Cars

November 23rd, 2017

Australia’s automotive industry is going through major structural change with the imminent closure of car manufacturers. To take its place, Australia aims to move from the production of vehicles to the exporting of engineering services and innovative product solutions. Thanks to a new project, it may very well become a leader in lightweight car technology. Funded with over $3 million from the Australian Research Council, the ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures (ATLAS) has just opened at RMIT. RMIT, […]

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ResMed’s R&D Investment Has Increased Profits By 13%

November 7th, 2017

ResMed provide a range of medical devices that help to diagnose, treat and manage sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic diseases. For the first quarter of the financial year, ResMed’s profits grew by 13 percent to $US523.7 million. Chief executive Mick Farrell said that continuous product innovation was helping the company to increase its market share. He stated that ResMed continues to “Pioneer products, services and solutions that improve patient outcomes, create efficiencies for our homecare providers, […]

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Australian R&D Spend is Decreasing for the First Time in Decades

September 26th, 2017

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that company expenditure on research and development has declined by 12 percent between 2013-14 and 2015-16. This is close to dipping below 1 percent of GDP, or $16.6 billion. Although manufacturing remained the largest spender of R&D, R&D spending in the mining and manufacturing industries was down. Mining decreased by 34 percent ($954 million) while manufacturing was down 19 percent ($936 million). The R&D tax incentive is expected to cost the government around $3.5 […]

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R&D securing your company’s competitive position in the market

September 21st, 2017

An exciting time lies ahead for the research and development (R&D) industry as Sydney will soon be home to BT’s new global cyber security R&D centre, facilitating 172 additional skilled jobs over the next five years. The R&D hub is an expansion to BT’s existing Security Operation Centre (SOC) in Berry Street and will be the company’s first cyber R&D facility outside of the United Kingdom. The NSW Government has provided a $1.67 million grant to BT in support of the […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9018 5778
Mob: 0435 713 493
Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
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Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
Tel: (07) 3221 1499
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Kieu McKellar
Manager, Adelaide
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David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
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Krishna Gungaram
Manager, Hobart
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