Victoria launches new innovation and capability grants scheme

The Victorian government today announced a new $20 million scheme offering companies up to $500,000 to support manufacturing innovation and capability development. The new Business Competitiveness Program is a plank in the government’s $60 million Manufacturing and Industry Development Fund, launched today by Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Martin Pakula (pictured). The program will…

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The cloud is driving an Australian manufacturing revolution – by Greg O’Loan

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated many Australian manufacturers’ plans to digitise, writes Greg O’Loan. Here he discusses where our predominantly SME manufacturers should focus. Last month, we saw significant cybersecurity breaches across both the Australian Government and Channel 9. But manufacturers are also at risk, in fact globally the number of publicly recorded ransomware attacks…

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NSW government awards 1,000-school contract to lighting and controls company Pierlite

Pierlite has earned a contract to provide LED lighting solutions, upgrading as many as 1,000 NSW public schools. The company was awarded the tender as part of Schools Infrastructure NSW’s Lighting Upgrade Program, which was part of the state’s Covid-19 stimulus measures.  The solutions would be focussed on Pierlite’s Vandalux and Unilux EP upgrade kits,…

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