Last month I learned a lot about manufacturing and Industry 4.0 in Australia. I thought I would use this opportunity to share my observations around National Manufacturing Week.
With all the talk in business and government about innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups these days, what about quality?
Bioastronautics company Human Aerospace has been established to solve medical and life science issues in space in a bid to improve life on earth.
Incitec Pivot announced yesterday that its Gibson Island ammonia factory will continue running, and that gas supply had been secured through until the end of 2022.
Coca-Cola Amatil has announced the sale of its SPC fruit cannery business to a Melbourne-based joint venture for $40 million.
The Australian manufacturing sector continued to grow during May’s federal election month, recording its 33rd straight month of stable or growth results according to the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index.
Listed Australian additive manufacturing technology business Titomic (ASX: TTT) has announced Nathanael Miller as its new chief technology officer, following the aerospace engineer’s 13 years at the US’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Karen Andrews will continue as Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, sworn in today with other cabinet members in Scott Morrison’s refreshed Coalition government. As one of the shepherds of the Australian innovation system, Andrews finds herself between a rock and a hard place.
Australia has moved up one place to 18th in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook rankings, though the results indicate major improvement is needed in areas including digital skills and energy, says the study’s Australian partner.
An Australian aerospace startup that has developed a one-handed controller for drones and robots is heading to the United States to attract licensing partners and customers.