Quickstep ramps up industry 4.0 manufacturing R&D

Swinburne University of Technology and industry research partners including composites manufacturer, Quickstep Holdings (ASX: QHL), have received $1 million from a federal government R&D programme. The grant from the Global Innovation Linkages programme brings to $3.5 million the partners are spending developing on Industry 4.0 manufacturing systems for high volume, lightweight composites. Their project will…

Neither political party utters the word ‘innovation’

Comment by Peter Roberts Like many I was hot under the collar when Treasurer Josh Frydenberg failed to mention the word ‘innovation’ during last week’s federal budget speech. Shadow industry minister, Kim Carr, spent the next day chiding the government for failing to mention a concept which only a few years ago was the centrepiece…