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Advanced manufacturing

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Smart manufacturing
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Position paper

ATSE 2022 Federal election position statement

This position paper outlines the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering's thoughts on policy requirements needed to support economic growth in Australia.
Report

Rebuilding vehicle manufacturing in Australia: industrial opportunities in an electrified future

This paper suggests that Australia’s natural resource endowments and industrial capabilities make electric vehicle (EV) industry development a viable economic and social strategy. The author argues that a moral obligation to create a sustainable future makes it essential public policy.
Report

The Australian manufacturing industry

This inquiry report examines the role that the Australian manufacturing industry has played, is playing, and will play in the future, as well as identifying new areas in which the Australian manufacturing industry can establish itself as a global leader.
Report

The now frontier: developing Australia's space industry

This inquiry report finds that while Australia has some manufacturing and technological capabilities that can contribute to the space sector, this will need to be more strategically developed and grown to sustain an industry.
Report

Critical point: securing the raw materials needed for the UK's green transition

This document argues that by cutting energy demand, improving efficiency and keeping raw materials in use for longer, the United Kingdom can stay within its global fair share of resources.
Report

Australian sovereign capability and supply chain resilience: perspectives and options

This report has been prepared to provide analysis of the nature, definitions and requirements of Australian sovereign capability in five key industry domains. The broad goal is to determine what Australia must be able to build, make, control or know, in order to guarantee its...
Report

Bridging the divide: autonomous vehicles and the automobile industry

The automobile industry is in the midst of a technology-driven revolution. The industry transition to autonomous, connected, electrified and shared (ACES) vehicles has the potential to boost technological development and economic activity in the traditional manufacturing cities of the United States. This report is divided...
Briefing paper

Can India decouple from China? Geopolitics and the bid for self-reliance

Concerns over India’s economic dependence on China have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and recent India-China border tensions. This has caused India to push towards a decoupling from China in critical sectors, such as pharmaceuticals and electronics.
Report

Powering onwards: Australia’s opportunity to reinvigorate manufacturing through renewable energy

This report argues that there is clear evidence of the popularity of a renewable-powered manufacturing policy agenda with the Australian public. This support will have become even stronger due to heightened awareness of the vulnerability of global supply chains for essential manufactures, exposed by the...
Report

US - China economic distancing in the era of great power rivalry and COVID-19

This report argues that lowering reliance on China as the central hub for the manufacture of parts and assembly of products for many traditional and current generation merchandise products will be difficult or impossible to shift.
Briefing paper

Critical minerals and the role of U.S. mining in a low-carbon future

Critical minerals are an essential component of the transition to a low-carbon and clean energy future. This paper argues that there is no single policy solution that can address this multifaceted issue, but there is scope for bipartisan progress on incremental steps.
Report

Rare earths: is there a case for government intervention?

Rare earths — a set of 17 metal elements — have a wide range of high technology applications. This report argues that any attempt by China to impose an export embargo on rare earths or downstream products would be the catalyst for the development of...
Report

Critical minerals supply chain in the United States

This report highlights the potential for Australia to become a major exporter of critical minerals products to meet growing industrial and technology needs.
Report

Capabilities, competition and communication

At the conclusion of his time as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre, Admiral Rogers shares five factors that government and policymakers should consider as they prepare for the next wave of disruptive technologies.
Report

Do manufacturing entrepreneurs in Australia have (or develop) a productivity advantage?

This research paper investigates whether young manufacturing businesses have, or develop, productivity advantage compared to more mature firms.
Report

Patching our digital future is unsustainable and dangerous

It is critical to become much more strategic about how new digital technologies are designed and deployed, and the need to hold manufacturers of these technologies accountable for the digital security and safety of their products.
Briefing paper

Critical materials for the 21st Centrury Indo-Pacific

This report examines how governments and businesses in the Indo-Pacific can respond to the critical materials challenge. It analyses the economic, social, environmental and geopolitical challenges facing critical materials, and identifies strategies for developing 21st Century value-chains that more effectively meet the needs of both...
Report

Bringing industry to airports: how the U.S experience can help Western Sydney to take off

Industry clusters are seen as critical to economic growth and national competitiveness in the United States. This report examines areas of future high-tech export potential and gives recommendations for how to encourage the emergence of industry clusters focused on aerospace and defence, food and agribusiness...
Strategy

Advancing space: Australian civil space strategy 2019 – 2028

The Australian civil space strategy outlines the Australian government’s plan to transform and grow the local space industry over ten years.
Report

Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work

This overview report summarises the findings of five case studies on the likely impact of game changing technologies on production and employment in the manufacturing sector in Europe up to 2025: advanced industrial robotics; industrial internet of things; additive manufacturing; electric vehicles; and industrial biotechnology.