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Materials science and technologies in Australia

Materials science and technologies in Australia

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With high-quality research institutions, specialist research and problem solving skills and strong capabilities in materials science and technologies, Australia offers global companies a proven track record and the opportunity to develop the materials of the future.

Australia’s integrated research infrastructure and collaborative research models makes it a preferred research partner, both in established European and US markets and across Asia.

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Opportunities

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Composites
Australia’s strong composites science capability is producing important commercial applications – including in carbon fibre composites.
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Metals
Australian innovation in metals is being applied commercially in such areas as machining and cutting technologies for hard materials, light metals production and additive manufacturing.
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Polymers
Polymer science is an area where Australia has excellent capabilities. Australians are amongst the world leaders in this field, with applications of Australian innovations in polymers including polyme ...
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“We find with CRC-ACS – and this is characteristic of Australia – that we get high quality product and R&D outcomes.”
Fabrice Rochereau, Chief Executive Officer, EADS Australia Pacific

Case Studies

Success Stories

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Success Story: Boeing
Boeing looks to Australia for innovation breakthroughs
Australia is the place where the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, has made its largest investment outside the United States.
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Success Story: IBM
IBM chooses Australia for research and development laboratory
IBM’s Research and Development – Australia lab will be the company’s first laboratory combining research and development in a single organisation.
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Success Story: EADS
EADS looking to take Australian innovation onboard future flights
One of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers explains Australia’s potential role in its next generation of passenger planes.
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Success Story: GE and CSIRO
GE chooses Australia to invest in strategic R&D alliance
GE, one of the world’s most well-recognised companies, has partnered with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to form a strat ...
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Indian multinational soars into Australian aerospace
When Indian multinational Mahindra Group decided to expand its business range into the aerospace sector it looked globally for investment prospects. However, the US$7.1 b ...
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Two new facilities boost Australia’s advanced manufacturing capabilities
Australia’s advanced manufacturing sector has been given a boost with the opening in Melbourne of Australia’s largest additive manufacturing hub and a new world-class research facility.
Lockheed Martin to establish Asia-Pacific ICT Engineering Hub in Australia
American global security and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin, is establishing an Asia-Pacific Information Communications Technology (ICT) engineering hub in partnership with the Victorian Governmen ...
Swiss company Clariant sets up new chemical plant in Australia
Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant is constructing a new masterbatches plant in Australia as part of its plan to expand its Asia-Pacific business. The plant is expected to start operating in ...
Saab sets sights on India and Canada through Australian expansion
Defence and security company, Saab Australia, a subsidiary of the Swedish Saab Group, will target global markets including India with the establishment of a new Advanced Maritime Systems Centre in Sou ...

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Why Australia - Benchmark Report

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