Canberra confident of boosting rail car manufacturing – Ayres

The Assistant Minister for Manufacturing Senator Tim Ayres is confident that the federal government’s new National Rail Manufacturing Plan will see greater investment in industry and a growth in employment and apprentice training. Interviewed on radio 2GB, Ayres was commenting on the just announced national procurement database providing ‘a one-stop-shop of rollingstock projects’, the National…

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AgTech gets a boost in Victoria

The Victorian government is providing a new wave of funding for agriculture tech startup companies. State Minister for Agriculture, Ros Spence, unveiled an additional $1 million in funding under the AgTech Grants program, which will provide up to $50,000 for eligible startups. The program is delivered in partnership with LaunchVic, the state’s startup agency, which…

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Defence Trailblazer accelerates industrial priorities

Defence’s technology solutions development programme, the Defence Trailblazer has launched a new $12 million grant scheme to accelerate the development of defence industry capabilities. Defence Trailblazer’s new Accelerating Sovereign Industrial Capabilities (ASIC) grant programme will fast-track the translation of defence R&D into industry capabilities. Executive Director Dr Sanjay Mazumdar said: “The Defence Industry Development Strategy…

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Future Made in Australia will boost sustainable growth and create jobs as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go far enough

By Sanjoy Paul, University of Technology Sydney and Priyabrata Chowdhury, RMIT University The shift towards net zero emissions and greater international competition have created new opportunities for clean energy industries – poised to shape the global economy in the coming decades. To harness these opportunities, the government has developed a long-term strategic initiative called the…

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EMVision’s positive results in stroke detection

Medical imaging manufacturer EMVision Medical Devices has reported positive interim analysis from the latest clinical trials of its lightweight stroke imager. The multi-site clinical trials were focused on developing EMVision’s neurodiagnostic AI algorithms to aid in the diagnosis of suspected haemorrhagic or ischaemic stroke. EMVision is one of two Australian companies developing lightweight imaging devices…

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Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

Cyclopharm raises $20 million, seeks another $2 million Radiopharmaceutical imaging company Cyclopharm has successfully completed its institutional placement, raising $20 million before costs. The Placement attracted strong demand from both existing shareholders and from new institutional and sophisticated investors in Australia, Hong Kong, and the UK. A share purchase plan to raise up to $2.0…

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