Technology is evolving at a rapid rate. There are opportunities for Australian industry to support and benefit from this evolution. 

Enabling capabilities including engineering and data science have the potential to diversify and transform Australian industry across a number of sectors.

Potential areas of focus

The National Reconstruction Fund Corporation may invest in manufacturing technologies and products that support the advancement of Australia’s industrial capability. This includes:

  • advanced manufacturing technologies or materials technologies, including:
    • additive manufacturing,
    • advanced composite materials
    • high specification machining processes
    • semiconductors 
    • advanced integrated circuit manufacture
  • artificial intelligence technologies
  • advanced information or communication technologies
  • quantum technologies
  • autonomous systems
  • robotics technologies
  • positioning, timing and sensing technologies
  • biotechnologies
  • space objects or products for use in, or in connection with, space objects
  • other advanced technologies that are emerging or may emerge.