Australia has advanced research and innovation capabilities in niche areas of advanced manufacturing and a proven track record in developing materials science and technology solutions, including in:
- Composites research, including carbon fibres for aerospace, automotive and industrial
- light metals, such as titanium, processing including additive manufacturing
- bio-products for medical and industrial use, including through nanotechnology
- electronic and photonic materials, such as for batteries and energy storage
Australia offers world-class research infrastructure, a strong but flexible regulatory regime including (IP) protection, tax incentives and a supportive business culture for undertaking research and development (R&D).