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Europe

Defense and Security in Poland

December 20, 2019

In its first years in NATO, Poland took part in multiple training exercises with the allies. In 1999, the Multinational Corps Northeast Command was formed and played an important role in strengthening multi-country cooperation, especially with its closest allies, neighboring countries.

The Polish Army also joined international missions, including in Afghanistan and Iraq. In these missions, the Army was able to refine its procedures and equipment. In 2015, Poland was the first NATO country from the Eastern flank to take the role of a Framework State, in the format of Special Forces.

Over its two decades of membership, Poland became strongly integrated with the Alliance both politically and militarily. NATO became Poland’s guarantor of security and contributed to a large-scale transformation of its army through introduction of NATO standards and procedures. Thanks to shared know-how and participation in international exercises, Polish soldiers learned to interact directly with their allies.

Today, the Polish Army is a pillar of NATO on the Eastern flank and cooperates with US and NATO forces in the region on daily basis, while also participating in missions in Kosovo, the Middle East, and Afghanistan.

Despite many programs, technical modernization of the Polish army has not been completed. Most units – even those assigned to NATO operations – continue to operate outdated post-Soviet equipment, not suitable for upgrade. This presents Poland’s biggest challenge in NATO.

This report examines the Defense and Security market in Poland, providing overviews of the Polish Armed Forces, Homeland Security, market opportunities, and the public procurement system.

Industry Report
Asia Pacific

Unmanned Vehicles Industry in Australia

July 1, 2019

As one of the richest nations in the world, Australia is currently in a strong economic position. Over the last quarter century, Australia’s medium-sized AU$1.7 trillion economy (ranked 14th in the world), has proven exceptionally resilient, recording 27 years of uninterrupted economic growth.

As part of the larger autonomous systems sector, Australian industry and government have identified unmanned vehicles as a critical component in the nation’s future economic success, and the sector offers Australia an important opportunity to drive the next wave of economic growth.

For the purpose of this report, the Australian unmanned vehicles sector has been split into three sub-categories:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Unmanned Land Vehicles
  • Autonomous Road Vehicles

Australia is well-placed to capitalize on the global growth in unmanned vehicles, and the Australian unmanned vehicles sector offers compelling opportunities for Virginia-based companies looking to do business in the market. Over the next five years, the Asia-Pacific region is forecast to be the fastest growing sector of the global unmanned vehicles market.

Industry Report
Asia Pacific

Cybersecurity in Australia

June 12, 2019

As one of the richest nations in the world, Australia is currently in a strong economic position. Over the last quarter century, Australia’s medium-sized AU$1.7 trillion economy (ranked 14th in the world), has proven exceptionally resilient, recording 27 years of uninterrupted economic growth.

Maturity in Australia’s cybersecurity sector means that Australia is well positioned to provide an ideal growth environment for cyber businesses, with existing strengths in core research areas such as quantum computation, wireless technology, trustworthy systems and niche high-value hardware. While the global cybersecurity market is forecast to grow rapidly over the coming years, cybersecurity spending in the Indo-Pacific region is expected to increase faster than the global average. Several Indo-Pacific countries (e.g. China, India, Malaysia, Singapore) are emerging as significant buyers of cybersecurity solutions, and according to AustCyber’s Cyber Competitiveness Plan, the region will account for approximately one-quarter of global cybersecurity spending by 2026.

This report is intended to provide Virginia exporters with a general overview of Australia’s cybersecurity sector, as well as offer specific insights into the status of cybersecurity in Australia’s healthcare, defense, critical infrastructure and banking, financial services and insurance sectors.

Industry Report
Asia Pacific

Emerging Technology in Australia

June 3, 2019

As one of the richest nations in the world, Australia is currently in a strong economic position. Over the last quarter century, Australia’s medium-sized AU$1.7 trillion economy (ranked 14th in the world), has proven exceptionally resilient, recording 27 years of uninterrupted economic growth. Both Australian industry and government have recognized that emerging technology and digital innovation are critical ingredients to the nation’s ongoing economic success, and offer Australia the opportunity to drive the next wave of economic growth. Australia’s future economic prosperity depends on its ability to harness emerging technologies, and follow the lead of countries who are already investing heavily in the digital economy to take advantage of the significant economic and social opportunities that it presents.

The ICT & Emerging Technology section of this report is intended to provide Virginia companies with a general overview of the sector in Australia, as well as offer specific insights into three key strategic areas that have been identified as critical to the next wave of Australian economic growth:

  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

This report also includes an overview of the Australian Digital Health sector as an additional sector undergoing digital transformation that present opportunities to Virginia exporters.

The next wave of digital innovation – the Fourth Industrial Revolution – plays to many of Australia’s existing competitive strengths and economic imperatives, and will create new markets, products and services in industries where Australia has a significant presence, such as mining, resources, and agriculture. Australia remains well-paced to capitalize on the opportunities afforded by digital innovation, and the Australian emerging technology sector offers compelling opportunities for Virginia-based companies looking to do business in the market.

Industry Report
Asia Pacific

Healthcare in India

June 1, 2019

Healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors, based on both revenue and employment. By 2020, the Indian healthcare market is expected to increase by a CAGR of 16% to $280 billion. India may be known for its tech-savvy youth, but the share of its population aged 60 and older is projected to climb to 19% by 2050, up 8% from 2019. There has been increased spending on public and private hospitals to improve services for India’s aging population.

Improvement in income levels has enabled urban and rural families to increase their spending on healthcare services. Increases in healthcare spending is most prominent among urban middle class households. India has also seen an increase in health insurance penetration levels, which has helped in expanding the base of patients who can afford healthcare services.

This report examines a variety of subsectors within the healthcare market, including hospital services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics centers. The report also identifies factors impacting the growth of the healthcare market, challenges, and government initiatives.

Industry Report
Asia Pacific

Skill Training and Education in India

June 1, 2019

Against the backdrop of India’s rapidly aging population, skill development and education will prove critical for achieving India’s goal of raising workforce participation from 58% to 80% in order to be on par with China. India has one of the largest networks of higher education institutions in the world, and the Government of India’s target of Gross Enrollment Ratio of 30% for higher education by 2020 is expected to drive investments in the education space.

The vocational training market has increased from $1.4 billion in 2011 to $4.6 billion in 2018. The Government has set a target of preparing 500 million skilled workers by 2022. Out of around 75 million jobs that will be created over the next 5 years, 75% will require vocational training to enhance the employability prospects.

This report further examines the Skill Training and Education sector in India, providing insight into market drivers, key trends, the emergence of online education, the regulatory system, and future outlook.