A new deal plan for manufacturing – skills and how Australia can get them by Kerrie Clarke

Leadership and workplace skills are crucial to manufacturing success and Australia’s economic future. Kerrie Clarke has the keys to a skills revival in today’s contribution to @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19. A future for manufacturing will be built on skills – starting with the ones we already…

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A new deal plan for manufacturing – a call for Urgency, Collaboration and Diversity by Sarah Pearson

@AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing now in its third week takes on greater urgency with this contribution by Dr Sarah Pearson. A leader in academia and government, she appeals for greater urgency and greater collaboration in this personal opinion. “Future Industries” – actually not future – is alive and…

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Germany’s Fraunhofer network is a growth engine

By Andrew Wear A uniquely German collaboration between industry and government is the network of Fraunhofer institutes. These take their name from Joseph von Fraunhofer, a prominent German researcher, investor and entrepreneur who died in 1926. The institutes are partly publicly funded and provide applied science for companies that would otherwise find it cost- prohibitive.…

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