Eleven SMEs share defence grants

Eleven Australian businesses have received a total of nearly $5 million to help them to grow defence industry capability under the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants programme. Defence industry minister Melissa Price said: “Queensland-based Cyborg Dynamics Engineering is developing a robotic unmanned ground vehicle. “Their grant funding will be used to fund the project’s design,…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – let’s get government procurement right by Patrizia Torelli

As we crowd source a new plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 few things are more important that getting government procurement right. Here Patrizia Torelli finds that even the federal government doesn’t follow its own procurement laws, so she suggests themes for new rules that work for industry. Australian Government must stick to the Commonwealth Procurement…

Osteopore receives approval to sell 3D printed bone scaffolds

Artificial bone 3D printing company Osteopore has received Therapeutic Goods Administration approval for sale of its craniofacial reconstruction products. The TGA has added the Osteomesh, Osteoplug and Ostroplug-C range of 3D printed bioresorbale scaffolds that aid bone growth and healing to the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and they will also be included in the…

Entrepreneurs Programme: $140 million in contracts to business advisers

By James Riley Of the seven delivery provider contracts worth $140 million awarded by the Department of Industry for its Entrepreneurs Programme, five contracts – worth about $109 million – were with existing suppliers to the five-year-old flagship industry development program. While the Industry department went to market last year to refresh the delivery apparatus…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – where we went wrong and the things that work by Tim McLean

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal manufacturing policy for Australia is now in its second week. Today Tim McLean details how we got to where we are today, and the approaches that work for industry. Send your ideas or make a submission to [email protected] The need for Australia…