Founder and managing director of Australian pro-audio company Røde Microphones, Peter Freedman, recently presented the keynote address at an exclusive Engineering Week breakfast hosted by RMIT.
Freedman highlighted the hard lessons learned as one of Australia’s rare high-tech exporters, in front of an audience including RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE, Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, and leading academics.
Sydney-based Røde has been identified as representing the future of Australian manufacturing, for trailblazing high-tech exporting with sustainability as a key focus.
Freedman’s presentation covered Røde’s design methodology, touching on additive manufacturing, underpinned by the commercial framework that has helped the company become a global leader.
“Røde has taken on the best the world has to offer and is still making huge gains in overseas markets,” he said.
The event was part of RMIT’s inaugural Design for Impact Festival, organised by the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the Design Research Institute.