Focus issue 192 October 2015
Australia can embrace the 21st century and move its manufacturing into a new and exciting era of impact
Economic complexity drives national prosperity
By Göran Roos
High economic complexity requires collaboration. It needs designers, marketers, engineers,
finance specialists and input from experts in law, HR, environmental science and ITC.
Next-generation manufacturing: a huge opportunity for Australia
By Gordon Wallace
Opportunities for localised niche manufacturing with low capital investment are emerging and require technically competent, communicative and creative individuals.
We need manufacturing leadership and vision
By Erol Harvey
A reliance on market forces to let the strongest float to the top seems doomed to condemn us to reliance on good luck more than strategy.
Manufacturing innovation needs partnership
By Michael Edwards
Over the past few years, across the manufacturing sector, Australia has demonstrated an ability to create globally competitive, high-value, high-tech products.
The world’s fastest radio: connecting the New York Stock Exchange
By Rowan Gilmore
Purchasing officials feel safer buying from a large offshore corporation than an innovative
Australian small business. They need to innovate and see the bigger picture.
It’s serious: now we have an Innovative Manufacturing CRC
By Calum Drummond and Swee Mak
Our future will be governed by our ability to sustainably convert knowledge
to innovative processes, products, services and business models.
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