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).


The Benchmark Report considers the key investor Indicators of Growth, Innovation, Talent, Location, and Business and compares Australia's position with other countries

Benchmark Report

Data Alerts

Data Alerts provide the latest statistics and figures on Australia's performance across key economic and financial related indicators

Data Alerts