$4.5m co-investment to expand advanced manufacturing in the Territory
The Territory continues to build our advanced manufacturing ecosystem, with today’s announcement of a $4.45 million co-investment to expand robotics capabilities and advanced technology training in the Northern Territory.
Manufacturers in the Territory will soon have access to a multi-million-dollar advanced manufacturing facility that will house robotic and tailored automation products such as robotic welders, automated pick and pack systems and product inspection services.
The facility will provide on-site technical support and assistance to businesses, while upskilling manufacturing capability across the region.
The collaboration will see Diverseco and CDU work closely to develop 4 new robotic and automation qualifications tailored to the region, boosting local skills and knowledge in advanced processes and machinery.
This specialised training will improve local capability by supporting participants with access to the latest technology, training programs, design services, equipment implementation, and operations and maintenance activities.
This investment is the 2nd grant to be awarded under the Territory Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund (AMEF) and will provide almost half a million dollars toward the new advanced manufacturing initiative.
The AMEF is part of a 5-year, $8.75 million partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) and provides grants to industry-led advanced manufacturing projects located in the Northern Territory across our priority sectors, where those projects commercialise new products and processes.
These projects can include transitioning a new product or process from pilot/prototype stage to full commercial operations; and/or support early-stage small scale and pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing.
Every project funded under the AMEF requires at least 2 collaborators - those being a business, manufacturer, supplier, or researcher - with at least one of the entities being Territory based.