Today federal industry minister Karen Andrews will discuss local manufacturing’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and what happens next, and is expected to argue for government’s role in procurement of critical supplies and the removal of red tape, but not in promoting “complete self-sufficiency.”
Change, a 1985 paper argued, can be characterised as a “punctuated equilibrium”: long periods of relative calm and small incremental alterations that are interrupted by brief, but radical, seismic shifts. COVID-19 means that we are now living through one of those revolutionary moments.
A “matchmaking platform” originally developed for manufacturers and others to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak has been expanded, with a goal to “continue to provide solutions long after this pandemic.”
Sydney should be prepared to “pick winners” to take advantage of a new interest by multinationals in shifting manufacturing to advanced economies.
IoT business Movus has raised $2.5 million to support its continued expansion.
SAGE Group has launched a course to upskill Australia’s workforce to meet the demands in Industry 4.0.
Industrial-scale additive manufacturing company Titomic is the latest company to join @AuManufacturing’s Business Directory.
Australian smart farming business gets “serious traction with corporate customers,” further investment
Australian “Agriculture 4.0” company company The Yield Technology Solutions has received further backing this week, with the investment round including Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley and the Bosch Group.
The NSW Circular Economy Innovation Network has announced Lisa McLean as its inaugural CEO, a little over a year after holding its first stakeholder meeting.
A report by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER),
School-to-work pathways, outlines the transitions young people aged 16-25 make between school and employment.