ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics

ACDCAustralian Centre for Disease Control

ADPFAustralian Dairy Products Federation

AFPAAustralian Forest Products Association

AIArtificial intelligence

Ai GroupAustralian Industry Group

AMCAustralian Marine Complex

AMGCAdvanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

AMWUAustralian Manufacturing Workers’ Union

ARENAAustralian Renewable Energy Agency

ARM HubAdvanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub

AUKUSAustralia, United Kingdom and United States trilateral security partnership

AustradeAustralian Trade and Investment Commission

CADComputer-assisted design

CEFCClean Energy Finance Corporation

CEOChief executive officer

CFCControlled foreign company

CRCCooperative Research Centre

CSIROCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CUFCommon user facility (or common-use facility)

DCCEEWDepartment of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

DISRDepartment of Industry, Science and Resources

DMTCFormerly known as the Defence Materials Technology Centre

ECIEconomic Complexity Index

ESGEnvironmental, social and governance

EUEuropean Union

FTAFree trade agreement

GIIGlobal Innovation Index

GDPGross domestic product

HPA High-purity alumina

ICTInformation and communication technology

IIoTIndustrial Internet of Things

IoTInternet of Things

IPIntellectual property

IRAInflation Reduction Act of 2022 (United States)

MDIMedical Developments International

METSMining equipment, technology and services

MSACMedical Services Advisory Committee

NECA National Electrical and Communications Association

NISANational Innovation and Science Agenda

NRFNational Reconstruction Fund

NSANational Skills Agreement

OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


QUTQueensland University of Technology

RAM CRCRegional Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre

RMITRMIT University (formerly the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

R&DResearch and development

REQResources and Energy Quarterly

ROIReturn on investment

SMESmall-to-medium enterprise

STEMScience, technology, engineering and mathematics

TAFETechnical and further education

TGATherapeutic Goods Administration

UKUnited Kingdom

USUnited States

VCVenture capital

VETVocational education and training

WIPOWorld Intellectual Property Organization