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Space and resources tech are among six focus areas for the Australian government’s $1.5 billion manufacturing reboot

- October 1, 2020 4 MIN READ

The federal government is selecting six priority areas for support in a $1.5 billion manufacturing plan Scott Morrison will outline in a pre-budget address. They are resources technology and critical minerals processing, food and beverage, medical products, recycling and clean energy, defence, and space. The plan will also focus on building “supply chain resilience” after… Read more »

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A new accelerator, The Melt, is cranking up Australian manufacturing after investing in 5 startups

- September 21, 2020 4 MIN READ

Slingshot founder Trent Bagnall has launched a manufacturing accelerator The Melt will invest around $1m annually in industrial startups It’s also supporting corporates looking to ramp up R&D The first $1m raise was done in a fortnight Industrial prototyping lab and innovation accelerator, The Melt has announced its first investments in five startups with an… Read more »