Future Manufacturing National Research Flagship: manufacturing a cleaner future
CSIRO's Future Manufacturing Flagship aims to lead the development of cleaner advanced materials and manufacturing technologies to enable manufacturing companies to grow Australia's future productivity and prosperity.
7 July 2011 | Updated 20 September 2012
The Australian manufacturing sector is critical to our nation's future.
Manufacturing employs over one million Australians and remains one of the largest sectors of the Australian economy, currently accounting for around 9 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and over 30 per cent of total exports.
Manufacturing is also integral to the value chains of many other sectors of the economy.