Published 11-10-2021
| Article appears in October 2021 Issue

Australian Manufacturers Develop a Bed That Watches you Sleep… and More

11-10-2021

Australia’s manufacturing industry continues to step up to innovate, invest, and grow local opportunities with global potential with the announcement of the latest round of co-invested projects through the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s Commercialisation Fund.

Addressing many of the six National Manufacturing Priorities, the successful recent recipients include:

  • Sea Forest Ltd (TAS) – Food and Beverage - Develop and manufacture a novel method to deliver oil-based Asparagopsis seaweed as an additive to feed solutions for milk, beef, and wool livestock to radically reduce digestive-related methane emissions. Total project commitment $3.24million ($675,000 from Commercialisation Fund)
  • MolyCop (NSW) – Recycling – Develop and scale recycling rubber from tyres, conveyor belts and boots, for use as hydrogen and carbon inputs for the manufacturing of green steel. Total project commitment $2.4million ($750,000 from Commercialisation Fund)
  • Sleeptite (VIC) – Medical – Commercialisation of the revolutionary REMi® system which embeds stretchable, soft sensors into a medical-grade mattress protector for the aged care sector. REMi® will assist the aged care workforce with fall prevention, pressure sore management and night-time monitoring by collecting data in a non-invasive and unobtrusive way. Total project commitment $1.95million ($872,004 from Commercialisation Fund)
  • Nexxis (WA) – Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing - will commercialise Magneto, its multi-limbed, climbing asset inspections robot. Total project commitment $1.86million ($675,002 from Commercialisation Fund)
  • Savic (VIC) – Clean Energy – Design, development and production of the first Australian-manufactured, high-performance, roadworthy, battery-electric motorcycle. Total project commitment $1.14million ($657,482 from Commercialisation Fund)
  • Samsara (NSW) – Recycling - Establishing a pilot plant using a novel plastics recycling facility and process using revolutionary enzyme technology. Total project commitment $1.14million ($568,491 from Commercialisation Fund)
  • Ellen Medical Devices (NSW) – Medical Products – Portable peritoneal dialysis system for developing countries where a significant need for affordable home-based dialysis is urgently required. Total project commitment $1.04million ($427,500 from Commercialisation Fund) § Kinaltek (NSW) - Resources Technology & Critical Minerals Processing – Prove and scale-up proprietary technology for the production of metal alloy powders based on 27 different elements used in additive manufacturing. Total project commitment $1.19million ($500,000 from Commercialisation Fund)

For more information and to apply for a grant go to https://www.amgc.org.au/projects/

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