Australian Government pledges to revolutionise energy efficiency in manufacturing

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Almost $2 million from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will support ten businesses to undertake feasibility studies to deploy new energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. It will help Brown Family Wine Group’s vineyard electrify their operations, Gippsland abattoir O’Connor Beef deploy new technology that captures biogas during wastewater processing, and Real Pet Food … Read more

New VIC MedTech remanufacturing facility a win for circular economy

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A new facility in Geelong for medical device remanufacturer, Medsalv, has the potential to bring new and sustainable remanufacturing to the Australian healthcare system. Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas today opened the new manufacturing and R&D facility. The project is expected to create 49 jobs over the next five years and is set to help bolster … Read more

New program to boost local health tech sector by upskilling Victorians

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People living with a disability will benefit from more locally manufactured disability devices thanks to an innovative training program backed by the Allan Labor Government.   Acting minister for Skills and TAFE Natalie Hutchins today welcomed a new initiative by NORTH Link to help boost local manufacturing skills in the design and production of assistive technology. This … Read more

Australia invests in AI to enhance biomedical manufacturing

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Two leading Australian innovation centres have unveiled a joint accelerator to help biomedical companies harness the power of data and artificial intelligence (AI) during Australia’s trade mission at the global BIO convention. The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub and MTPConnect launched the Biomedical AI Sprints Accelerator (BASA) with Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic at … Read more

New investment to create pharmaceutical manufacturing facility and high-skilled workforce

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Minister for Jobs and Industry Natalie Hutchins has announced investment aimed at IDT Australia to build a new facility which will create 25 highly skilled manufacturing jobs.   The Allan Government is making sure more live-saving cancer treatments are made in Victoria, with the expansion of this national pharmaceutical manufacturer creating more local jobs. The investment is a … Read more

Victoria invests in manufacturing innovation and job creation

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The Victorian State Government is investing in manufacturing research and development projects to fuel innovation, create great local jobs and support Victoria’s manufacturing industry to compete in new global markets. Minister for jobs and industry Natalie Hutchins announced that PolyNovo in Port Melbourne is one of 10 businesses being awarded a grant under the $15 million Made … Read more

Mini brains and lab-on-a-chip wearables: Jumar Bioincubator officially begins its mission to build “Australia’s next CSL”

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Australia’s newest biotech incubator Jumar Bioincubator has officially opened its doors and revealed the first 16 innovative early-stage ventures to take up residency in its much-awaited Melbourne-based facility at an event officiated by Lord Mayor, Sally Capp AO. The state-of-the-art facilities, infrastructure, and support offered by Jumar creates a world-class hub for biotech innovation translation, research … Read more

Victoria continues to lead Australia in job growth

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Victoria’s title as Australia’s number one state for jobs creation has been retained, with the state recording the largest jobs growth in the country during the month of February. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) results show an extra 29,300 Victorians found jobs in February. This total is more than any other state or territory, bringing … Read more

Just 13 per cent of engineers are female, but push for gender parity is building on International Women’s Day

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In short: Allison Heskey was concerned becoming a mum would affect her career as an engineer, but it helped in a surprising way. The mother-of-two is now working on one of Victoria’s biggest public infrastructure projects. What’s next? It comes as Engineers Australia pushes for greater government assistance to encourage more women to pursue engineering. As a teenager in … Read more

Recommendations made to increase diversity in Australia’s STEM industries

Women belong at the engineering design table

Recommendations to drive diversity and inclusion of people underrepresented in STEM education and jobs are outlined in the Federal Government’s Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review report. Published by the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, the review found that “stronger leadership and coordination is essential to drive faster and more ambitious progress. There are … Read more

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