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There are manufacturing growth opportunities along the value chain in each of our National Manufacturing Priorities, with the potential to deliver long-term transformation outcomes for the Australian economy.

Through leveraging our comparative advantages and strategic opportunities through our Modern Manufacturing Strategy we can capture new manufacturing opportunities along the value chain. This visual representation illustrates how the Modern Manufacturing Strategy operationalises this through the National Manufacturing Priorities, its pillars and initiatives. Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing manufacturers can capture new opportunities by leveraging the growing demand for Australia’s cutting edge resources technology. Food & Beverage manufacturers can transform the nutritional value and shelf life of local produce, helping Australia to capitalise on growing global demand for premium food offerings. Medical Products manufacturers can meet growing demand and take advantage of other nations looking for new suppliers. Recycling & Clean Energy manufacturers can open up export opportunities by capturing greater value from our IP, critical minerals deposits, mining and hydrogen resources. Defence manufacturers can enter some of the world’s most advanced global supply chains and strengthen our national security. Space businesses can benefit from the booming $1trillion future space industry and leverage opportunities in robotics, automation and communications.

We can leverage… … our comparative advantages
and strategic opportunities…
… through our Modern
Manufacturing Strategy…
… to capture new manufacturing
opportunities along the value chain

Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing

We are a global resources leader stemming from our rich natural resource endowments, huge investments in R&D, proximity to the growing Asian market and a skilled workforce. We can leverage these strengths in combination with our vast critical minerals endowments to deliver critical enablers for a range of sectors.

Addressing the underlying business conditions, drawing on other portfolio agendas (including: tax, IR, regulation, energy, trade and skills)

Making science and technology work for manufacturing through industry-led, fit-for-purpose architecture that better leverages our research institutions, such as the CSIRO

Backing industry leadership in transformation through our programs and advisory bodies

Building scale, networks and capabilities through a whole-of-innovation chain approach to program delivery

Jump starting manufacturing capability through transformative projects and driving tech adoption through targeted digital policies

Strengthening supply chains and investing in cross cutting sectors to build national resilience

Opportunity to leverage growing demand for

resource technologies — the type that keep Australia’s resources sector at the cutting-edge — such as designing and producing remote vehicles and subsea technologies and to move further up the critical minerals value chain.

Food & Beverage

Our success is underpinned by our international

reputation for premium, safe and high quality food and beverage products, strong production capabilities, research expertise and market proximity.

Food & Beverage manufacturers can transform the nutritional value and shelf life of local produce, helping Australia to capitalise on growing global demand for premium food offerings.

Medical Products

We have strong medical research capability, a reputation for quality and standards and proximity to emerging markets in Asia with rapidly aging demographics and a growing middle class.

Manufacturers can meet growing demand for medical products and take advantage of other nations looking for new suppliers.

Recycling & Clean Energy We have strong circular economy research capabilities, as well as world-class solar and wind resources and a well-established minerals industry and skills base. We also have a large land mass to build on and experience in delivering large energy projects.

Manufacturers working in recycling and clean energy can open up export opportunities by capturing greater value from our IP, critical minerals deposits and mining and hydrogen resources. Remanufacturing can also address our waste problem and offers new opportunities with the increasing demand for sustainably-produced goods.

Defence Defence exports are growing, with a focus on increasing the international competitiveness and success of Australian defence industry. The sector provides advanced technology with cross-sectoral applications and delivers on our national security imperatives as outlined in the Defence Industrial Capability Plan.

Manufacturers can enter some of the world’s most advanced global supply chains and underpin our national security.

Space Space technologies enable activity across the economy. Our emerging global position is underpinned by research expertise, geographical location, cutting-edge facilities and advanced manufacturing capabilities. Businesses can benefit from the booming US$1 trillion future space industry and leverage opportunities in robotics, automation and communication in other industries

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