Advanced Manufacturing

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown Australian supply chains are stretched and vulnerable—  so let’s make things here again… How?

Aktive Services will show you how, empowering you to grow and succeed.

Don’t wait until someone else beats you to it. We can collaborate and look at options to make your products, or supply chain materials for your products, here.

With business practices shifting, new technologies are entering the scene faster than ever including:

  • automation
  • digital design
  • robotics
  • AI
  • 3D printing

providing unique opportunities for manufacturers to embrace these technologies, improving their own competitiveness .

Advanced manufacturing spans sectors, traditional and emerging.  For example, technologies are now being used in the Clothing and Textiles Industry (CTI) making materials and products in a more environmentally friendly and ethically sustainable way. Universities are working with industry on new materials and processes for testing and commercialising, with Aktive Services a conduit that can connect the two.

The Federal government has identified six National Manufacturing Priorities:
  • Defence
  • Space
  • Renewable Energy
  • Food and Beverage
  • Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing
  • Medical Products
Support and grants currently available include:
  • The $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI), a key part of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy, supports projects across Australia’s six National Manufacturing Priorities that reflect Australia’s competitive advantages and emerging priority areas. The Integration and Collaboration Streams are CLOSED.
  • The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) which provides funding to help Australian businesses address supply chain vulnerabilities for critical products. CLOSED
  • The Advanced Manufacturing Commercialisation Fund, a $30 million fund for Australian manufacturers, offers grants ranging from $100,000 to $1 million—dollar-matched by industry which co-funds projects to commercialise innovation and support projects that finish between 6 to 9 Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) and align with the National Manufacturing Priorities. OPEN
  • The Certain Inputs to Manufacture (CIM) program helps reduce import costs for Australian manufacturers of eligible goods. OPEN

Funding opens and closes regularly, so it’s our job to keep you informed—preparation is key to being successful as funds could open at any time.

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