Global knowledge and technology transfer

The issue

Keeping pace with new and emerging technologies and processes and industry trends is often a challenge for Australian manufacturers due to the distance, time and costs involved. Building a global network of contacts is also essential for those companies wanting to develop links in and/or enter global markets.

The solution

Through Apical’s research and industry connections we bring international experts to Australia to enrich and develop collaborative links with Australian manufacturers and R&D organisations. Recent guests brought to Australia include

  • John Vickers – NASA’s Marshal Space Flight Centre, Huntsville USA
  • Dr James Zheng – Chief Scientist for the US Army
  • Dr Tristan Tiedt – Institute Fur Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Dr Randy Meirowitz – Commercialisation expert in technology innovation, President of RnD Solutions Inc
  • Professor Mohammad Taherzadeh – School of Engineering, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Dr Stephen Russell – University of Leeds
  • Ian Butler – International Nonwovens and Disposables Association, USA