New ICN Gateway launched to smooth major project procurement

Procurement and supply chain intermediary Industry Capability Network is thrilled to announce the official launch of Gateway, marking a significant milestone within the organisation. Gateway by ICN is designed to support business networking, providing a pivotal connection between major projects and the regions’ best-suited suppliers. CEO of ICN National Office Warren Jansen said: “We are…

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Towards 3% R&D – Boosting industry and research collaboration, by Dr Tony Peacock

With business and direct government spending on R&D falling, and only university research rising, our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – turns to collaboration between industry and public sector researchers. By Dr Tony Peacock. If Australia is to turbocharge our R&D to reach 3% of GDP, businesses will have…

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Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Nova Systems wins Norwegian support contract Nova Systems International will support the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) with Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) of C130J Super Hercules aircraft. This is a major milestone for us that supports operational capability delivery for the RNoAF, and builds on the existing contracts with Norwegian Government departments. “Nova Systems…

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Editorial series launch – Towards 3% R&D – turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort

Today @AuManufacturing launches its latest editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – with the bad, in fact the very bad news. After steadily rising since the 1980s, Australia’s innovation effort as measured by R&D spending has slumped dramatically in the past decade. Peter Roberts sets the scene. Innovation is the…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among readers, April 15 – 19, 2024

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) From soft plastics waste to structural building panels Australian composites manufacturer Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (SIS) has revealed innovative structural building panels made from glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) and discarded soft plastics. The lightweight, high-strength composite panels are…

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Boeing and Wagner join to manufacture and utilise sustainable aviation fuels

Australian infrastructure, property development and investment management company Wagner has joined with Boeing to grow the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry to help meet Australia’s airline demand for jet fuel. With demand set to grow 75 percent over the next 25 years Wagner, which owns the Wellcamp Business Park and Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport in Queensland,…

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AUKUS partners boost trade cooperation

Australia has welcomed what the Department of Defence described as ‘the significant and tangible steps’ made by the United States Government to further streamline export control licensing requirements for AUKUS trilateral partners. The announcement of a licence-free environment between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States will revolutionise collaboration and enable unprecedented levels of…

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