When you think Australia you might call to mind minerals, vast fields of agriculture or cricket.
But there is another reality about Australia – it’s a smart place.
International companies are leveraging Australia’s talent, government support and research to boost productivity, competitiveness and growth – according to data from Austrade and Boston Consulting Group.
Forty-eight out of Boston Consulting Group’s top 50 most innovative companies operate in Australia. These companies have partnered with Australian organisations to research additive manufacturing, renewable hydrogen technology and cloud supercomputing, among other areas.
Advanced manufacturing: General Electric
GE subsidiary GE Additive and the University of Sydney are establishing a high-tech manufacturing hub. The Sydney Manufacturing Hub will advance Australia’s capability in metal additive manufacturing technology.
Agricultural technology: Bosch
Bosch Australia and Monash University are co-developing Australia’s first smart agriculture research facility. The facility will contain a prototypical ‘smart farm’ to test: artificial intelligence; automation; robotic and advanced sensor technology solutions
Hyundai, Fortescue and CSIRO are working together to develop renewable hydrogen technology. The group seeks to:
- develop new hydrogen technologies with the potential for bulk transport
- build a renewable hydrogen refuelling facility, to deploy hydrogen fuel cell coaches
- build the first combined hydrogen production and refuelling facility in Western Australia.
Healthcare: Johnson & Johnson
The Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office @ Monash is a hub for researchers and early-stage companies. The facility allows them to develop novel pharmaceutical, medical devices, and consumer healthcare solutions.
Technology: Amazon Web Services and Intel
Amazon Web Services, Intel and AARNET established Australia’s first cloud supercomputing facility. Based at RMIT University, the facility focuses on advanced data processing and computing.
So, from the land of minerals, farming and cricket – there is also an advanced technology reason to team up with the Aussies.