The Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese recently presented his vision for the Australian advanced manufacturing sector in a landmark Future Made in Australia’ speech.

Distinguished Professor Ian Paulsen, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology, Dr Robert Speight, CSIRO, and Victoria Snelson, Bioplatforms Australia reflect on the Prime Minister’s call and the unique position for Australia in regards to advanced bio-manufacturing and synthetic biology.

Australia’s strength lies not in direct competition but in harnessing our abundant natural resources and innovative research capabilities to carve out a distinct niche in the global bioeconomy.

The recent investments in national capabilities, increase in partnerships with international companies and bubbling start-up scene all serve as building block towards success.

Australia’s unique advantages and the global demand for sustainable solutions create an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and industry growth.

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