$47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund  

Last week, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO released the $47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund guidelines on business.gov.au and announced the program will accept applications until 14 August 2017.  

This program is a key element of the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund announced in the 2017-18 Budget – and supports the Australian Government’s commitment to transition the manufacturing sector to globally focussed, high skill, advanced manufacturing.



September Event


Friday 15th September

25th Year Celebration

We look forward to having you join in the celebrations at our next breakfast when we will reflect and celebrate 25 years of recognising and rewarding excellence in the manufacturing sector in Melbourne's south east.

Guest Speaker: Larry Lopez

As Director of 'Accelerating Commercialisation', Larry leads the Government’s efforts to identify and help emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers commercialise novel products, processes and services with significant market potential. Larry will talk about the importance of innovation and how crucial it is for Australian businesses (especially manufacturers) to embrace a culture of innovation if they are to survive in an increasingly competitive global economy.



Young Achiever

Do you have a YOUNG ACHIEVER in your business?

Nominations can be made for employees 26 years or younger who:

~ Is working in the South East Region of Melbourne

~ Has been with a company for a period of not less than 12 months

~ Is able to Demonstrate outstanding achievement in their respective field

~ Has clear aspirations, an outstanding attitude to their work and fellow employees

~ Has made a significant contribution to the company which they are employed at

If you have a worthy Young Achiever working for you CLICK HERE