South Australia has opened a new manufacturing technologies centre to help businesses grow by providing access to the state’s best researchers, financial institutions and global supply chains.
The $1.2 million centre, situated in Adelaide’s northern suburbs at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes campus, will help businesses identify methods by which they can adopt priority technology.
This will include the very latest in manufacturing technology such as additive manufacturing, advanced materials, phototonics, robotics and automation. The South Australian government provided seed funding for the facility as part of its Northern Economic Plan.
The Northern Economic Plan was developed by the state government, in partnership with local councils, businesses, industries and the community, with the objective of driving economic and social transformation in the northern part of Adelaide, once the centerpiece of the state’s automotive manufacturing sector.
South Australian Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Kyam Maher, said “With change comes opportunity and we need to take bold actions, adopt new ways of doing things and use advanced technologies to build globally competitive, high-value firms and access new global markets.”
The UniSA Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd said, “The new centre is set to become a showcase of collaborative practice at its best, with research, industry, education and government working together to create outcomes that will have an ongoing benefit to South Australia and its industries.”