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Original Published Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

A new Australian Research Council Discovery Project led by Professor Susan Luckman at the University of South Australia has received $333,000 to enhance the future of advanced manufacturing in Australia by mapping intersectional craft work within the Australian economy.

Craft skills embedded and working in collaboration with industries are essential to innovation as Australia looks to develop high-end advanced manufacturing. The research team will identify ways in which the skills of ‘making’—which are required to sustain and grow future manufacturing—can be maintained and extended, supporting not only the survival and updating of current production, but also enabling the kind of fertile ground out of which the innovation necessary for developing advanced manufacturing can grow.