Towards 3% R&D – what we learned over four weeks

By Peter Roberts If @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – has taught us anything, it is not the national myth of plucky Australians being an inventive people battling to commercialise their ideas. Towards 3% has taught us that unlike leading nations, Australia doesn’t have a supportive innovation ecosystem…

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Silentium doubles down on US market entry with senior appointment Passive radar systems manufacturer Silentium Defence has announced further commitment to the US market, posting co-founder and Chief Experience Officer, Simon Palumbo to Virginia. Palumbo will assume the role, Executive Vice President, Silentium Defense Corporation, and be responsible for in-country customer support, business development, talent…

Towards 3% R&D – a national business R&D action plan by Dr John Howard

Today we conclude our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – in which @AuManufacturing has exposed the issues eroding Australian R&D. In this edited excerpt Dr John Howard proposes A National Business R&D Strategy and Action Plan. Download the full paper at the foot of this article. The structure of…

Towards 3% R&D – Knowledge diffusion a key by Elliot Duff

Today in our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – Elliot Duff identifies the issue as a lack of capability in diffusing knowledge through the economy to its grass roots. Knowledge Diffusion in Australia While doubling R&D spending to 3% will help turbo-charge the Australian innovation system, it is essential…

Towards 3% R&D – Commercial outcomes from public sector research by Professor Cori Stewart

As we come towards the end of our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – Professor Cori Stewart Founder and CEO ARM Hub explains the importance of commercialising hubs in turning research into economic outcomes. For the past two decades the capability generated by Australian R&D funding and the capability…

ARM Hub collaborates to help SMEs utilise AI

Brisbane’s Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub is partnering with data and AI platform, Databricks to deliver AI intelligence to SME manufacturers. The AI, robotics and design-for-manufacture hub’s new alliance will enable smarter decision-making through affordable, safe, relevant and always up-to-date data and AI solutions. ARM Hub Founder and CEO Professor Cori Stewart said: “Our…

Corvus to manufacture armoured vehicle suspensions

Melbourne defence manufacturer Corvus Technology Solutions is preparing to transfer advanced defence technologies to Victoria to build the sophisticated suspension systems for the Army’s new Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicles. The company has opened a new office in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea to complete negotiations with Hanwha Defence Australia which will build the Redbacks at a new…

Towards 3% R&D – Factory of the future by Philipp Dautel

Innovation hubs that allow companies to engage with researchers and test their systems on the latest equipment are seen as part of the answer to Australia’s faltering innovation system. Here, in our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – Philipp Dautel of one such hub the Factory of the Future…

IperionX to co-produce titanium fasteners for US Army

Titanium metal and critical materials manufacturer IperionX and Vegas Fastener Manufacturing have agreed to partner to develop and manufacture titanium alloy fasteners and precision components based on IperionX’s advanced titanium products. ASX listed IperionX manufactures near-net shape titanium products, semifinished titanium products, spherical titanium powder for additive manufacturing and metal injection molding, as well as…