The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) has secured a funding extension for its Enterprise Connect contracts, running until the end of June 2015.
Enterprise Connect is a federal government initiative providing small to medium-sized enterprises with “business improvement services”, including business reviews, grant assistance and providing researchers to develop commercially useful ideas.
“The extended funding will allow us to continue offering solid assistance to our members and the wider manufacturing community,” said Greg Chalker, project manager at AMTIL, in a statement.
“The funding provides an important opportunity for our manufacturing sector to access assistance to help maintain their competiveness.”
AMTIL represents manufacturing technology suppliers and users. It was established in 1999 after the merging of the Institute of Machine Tools and the Australian Machine Tool Association.
“The Enterprise Connect initiative is an extremely useful and successful program,” said Chalker.
“I think it is successful for a number of reasons, but mainly because it is delivered by highly skilled and credentialed people with real-world experience direct from industry.”