ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

2017 Budget — Export and innovation spending


The 2017 Australian Government Budget has funded existing programs that support dental product manufacturers and suppliers and has announced one new major initiative, the Advanced Manufacturing Fund.

Advanced Manufacturing Fund —

The Government will provide $101.5 million over five years from 2016‑17 to establish an Advanced Manufacturing Fund (the Fund) to promote research and capital development for high technology manufacturing businesses.

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
...Dept. Industry, Science & Innovation
$20.4 Mil $40.1 Mil $20.5 Mil $6.9 Mil
...Dept. Immigration & Border Prot. $1.5 Mil $3.0 Mil $3.0 Mil $3.0 Mil $3.0 Mil

Amongst other projects, the fund will support expansion of the Cooperative Research Centres program to fund additional Cooperative Research Centre Projects targeting advanced manufacturing; an Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund to support small scale and pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing; qnd establishment of a virtual design and engineering hub to maintain the flow of highly trained engineers.

In addition to this new initiative the Australian Government is providing ongoing funding to support the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) and bodies such as MTP Connect that build collaborative partnerships in across the medical technology manufacturing sector.

Budget Briefing —

Stakeholders from across the dental industry are encouraged to attend the 2017 ADIA Australian Government Budget Briefing that will be held on 24 May 2017 in Sydney. It will be presented by Bill Evans, the Chief Economist at Westpac. [Register Today]

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to the Association's work to ensure that the initiatives within the 2016 Australian Government budget support the dental industry, the team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-BAC Business Affairs Committee.

Further Information —

To keep up to date with how ADIA is working to ensure that the Australian Government budget supports the dental industry, subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

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