The State Government has announced a series of online workshops to help link industry and research institutions in a bid to boost manufacturing.
Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing Glenn Butcher said the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub workshops were a great first step to better equip businesses to adopt advanced manufacturing in their operations.
The ARM Hub brings together teams of roboticists, designers, engineers and other experts to meet the needs of businesses.
Mr Butcher said its mission was to support Queensland manufacturers to identify innovative opportunities and solutions to enable them to successfully compete in a post-COVID-19 world.
“Recent ABS data tells us that Queensland’s manufacturing industry employs around 165,200 people, so the sector is absolutely critical to our economy and we are committed to helping the industry grow and employ more Queenslanders,” he said.
ARM Hub CEO Cori Stewart said futuremap® workshop attendees would map the current state of their business and identify where they could lift their awareness and build resilience in key areas of industrial and advanced manufacturing competitiveness.
Delivered in partnership with the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre, the online workshops are targeted at specific areas in regional and South East Queensland. Dates for the workshops are:
- Townsville – Thursday 16 July 2020, 10 am to 12 pm
- Rockhampton – Thursday 23 July 2020, 10 am to 12 pm
- Brisbane – Thursday 30 July 2020, 10 am to 12 pm
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