Coronavirus lessons from past crises: how WWI and WWII spurred scientific innovation in Australia

In the wake of COVID-19, we’re seeing intense international competition for urgently-needed supplies including personal protection equipment and ventilators. In Australia, this could extend to other critical imports such as pharmaceuticals and medicines. And when our manufacturing sector can’t fill unexpected breaks in supply chains, we all face risk.

A new deal plan for manufacturing – now is the time for a Circular Economy in the manufacturing industry

Our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing has welcomed comment on any topic relevant to Australian manufacturing now and into the future. Today, Anna Minns reminds us that the circular economy movement should not be forgotten.   There is a pool in London that has been used by recreational swimmers since…

Canberra gives some manufacturers the cold shoulder while others get hero status

Comment by Peter Roberts @AuManufacturing has been reporting almost daily heartwarming stories of the heroic efforts of manufacturers stepping into broken import supply chains. But while a handful have received federal government recognition and support – and featured in endless media releases and media interviews by federal ministers – some have received nothing. Take Nelson…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – six steps to lead the world by Professor Aleksandar Subic

Our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing has seen a huge response from readers and members of the Australian Manufacturing Forum Linkedin group. Here Professor Aleksandar Subic focuses on R&D and learning as keys to a plan to make Australian manufacturing the envy of the world. When Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of…

Archer progresses graphene bio-sensor in new materials developments

Advanced materials business Archer Materials continued progress on a number of fronts during the third quarter as it advanced projects ranging from mining to cathode production and quantum computing development. The listed company re-iterated progress on a number of fronts in a statement to investors: # Drilling continued at its Franklyn deposit and concluded at…