China’s BYD Co and Adelaide’s Evant have signed a memorandum of understanding to import and adapt electric vehicles, with an aim to increasing the amount of local content in the vehicles over time.
Australian Clean Energy Electric Vehicle Group (ACE-EV) has signed a deal to begin assembling carbon fibre composite and plastic electric vans at the Aldom manufacturing plant in Wingfield, north of Adelaide’s CBD, this year.
Analysis by Peter Roberts No country can hope to have a sustainable manufacturing sector without the ability to make its own industrial machines, and Australia is no exception. Australia’s premier manufacturing and machine tools exhibitions kicked off in Melbourne today, demonstrating renewed vitality in Australian made equipment. Austech, the leading advanced manufacturing and machine tool…
While the gas crisis should arguably be a priority for whoever wins the next election, there is also room for Australian companies the help themselves. According to the International Energy Agency, Australian manufacturers are more energy-inefficient than those of any other developed nation, measured by energy per dollar of output.
A privilege of this role is that we at the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) get to see Australian ideas of all kinds evolve into high-value products and jobs.
If you were thinking of casting your vote in the 2019 federal election on the basis of the innovation policies of the major parties you now have a choice between proven failure and halfhearted and misguided action. As I have argued, the Coalition’s research and innovation policies have been missing in action, with our national…
Australia’s National Centre for Vocational Educational Research (NCVER) has urged employers to do more to prepare for a digital future of work. In a report, Skilling the Australian workforce for the digital economy, NCVER found preparedness for a digital future was highly varied between workplaces. NCVER managing director, Simon Walker said: “This new report focuses…
Imagine the day when you’ll unroll or unfold your smartphone to answer it. If things go to plan, this day may be sooner than you think.
Coopers’ original brewery site has been honoured through a new barley variety tipped to become the South Australian brewers malt of choice.
Flinders has announced a proposed $50 million Australian Centre for Innovative Manufacturing – a claimed Australian first as a reconfigurable “Future Factory” and a dedicated 4,000 square metre site for Australian companies to test state-of-the-art production technology.