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Advanced manufacturing

Manufacturing is the state’s third largest employer, with the industry directly contributing over $20 billion to our economy in 2014-15. Advanced manufacturing and design research aims to improve sustainability and technology.

Queensland’s advanced manufacturing competitive strengths include: aerospace; automotive and transport; biomedical and life sciences; defence; food and beverage processing; industrial biotechnology and bioproducts; mining equipment, technology and services; precision agriculture; and renewable energy.

The Queensland Government recognises that advanced manufacturing and design makes a vital contribution to the state's economy, culture and lifestyle and is developing a 10 year Advanced Manufacturing Road Map and Action Plan to maximise the benefits from the sector.

Queensland has nine universities including three of Australia’s largest. Details of 200 plus research centres in Queensland are available by searching the Queensland science capability directory.

Most Queensland universities manage advanced manufacture and design research programs in dedicated research institutes and centres.

Leading advanced manufacturing and design

Find out why top researchers and industry leaders are saying Queensland is one of the best places in the world for advanced manufacturing and design.

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Advanced manufacturing and design research centres

Queensland has more than 70 institutes, facilities, precincts, laboratories and other organisations are undertaking research in the advanced manufacturing and design sector including:

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Last updated
07 November 2017
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