Victorian Medtech Manufacturing Capability Program opens for applications

Applications are open for grants worth between $100,000 and $500,000 under the Victorian government’s Medtech Manufacturing Capability Program. The program is open to companies with operations in the state making an eligible medtech product, and at the “prototype stage and/or the scale up stage” of product development.  Grants are paid on a 1:1 basis for…

PM wants to shore up seven sectors of manufacturing for “just in case” era

Prime minister Scott Morrison has outlined seven supply chain priorities in a speech this morning ahead of the March 29 budget. The seven sectors of manufactured goods that Australia needed to focus on, “in the national interest”, were given as semiconductors, agricultural chemicals, water treatment chemicals, telecommunications equipment, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and personal protective equipment. Supply…

International Women’s Day: Insights from four women in STEM

Across Australia, women are delivering ground-breaking research and innovation within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) spoke to four women involved in IMCRC’s manufacturing research projects about their careers, why gender equality matters and what we can do to inspire more girls…