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Advancing Victorian Manufacturing

Supporting Victorian manufacturing businesses to innovate and expand

Advancing Victorian Manufacturing – A Blueprint for the Future

Advancing Victorian Manufacturing is the Victorian Government's blueprint to ensure Victoria is home to internationally competitive manufacturers that are growing economic opportunity and jobs.

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Supporting local manufacturing

Manufacturing is the cornerstone of the Victorian economy, providing a diverse range of jobs, high-quality exports and substantial economic growth. The Victorian Government recognises manufacturing's strategic importance and is committed to supporting the industry's growth.

To assist companies with this transformation, the Victorian Government has partnered with industry to deliver initiatives designed to help boost local manufacturing businesses, create new jobs and secure new global supply chain opportunities.

Regional Manufacturing Clusters

The Regional Manufacturing Clusters initiative is being delivered by the Australian Industry Group, along with Regional Development Victoria, regional councils, industry groups, research bodies and chambers of commerce. It supports manufacturers in regional Victoria to grow their business through strategic connections, as well as training and practical assistance focussed on innovation, upskilling, scaling up trade and supply chain opportunities.

Visit the Regional Manufacturing Clusters page

Industry 4.0 Hub

The Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub is being delivered in partnership with the Swinburne University of Technology, providing a new model of university-industry collaboration where businesses and universities not only co-create technology but also business strategy. 

The Hub will assist Victorian manufacturers to develop digitalisation strategies for their business, increase their digital maturity and provide training to help them use Industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, smart robotics and virtual reality to grow their business and innovate on their business model.

Additive Manufacturing Hub

With Victorian Government support, Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) has established a new Additive Manufacturing Hub to help connect Victorian businesses with breakthrough additive manufacturing. 

The Hub was launched on 3 September 2018 and will help improve access for local companies to Victoria’s world-class advanced manufacturing infrastructure and promote Victoria as a globally significant destination for additive manufacturing investment. 

Hub members in Victoria will be able to access the ‘Build it Better’ Advanced Manufacturing Hub Grants Program. The grants will provide assistance to companies that want to develop business cases for investment in Advanced Manufacturing technology, undertake design services or re-engineer existing products. 

Visit the Additive Manufacturing Hub

Australian Graphene Industry Association

The Australian Graphene Industry Association (AGIA) was established in 2018 with Victorian Government support to promote and facilitate the development of Australia’s graphene and graphene-related materials industry. The AGIA coordinates and develops contributions to standards and regulations, and facilitates knowledge sharing and relationships across local industry and the research community. The AGIA will help ensure that graphene related research capabilities are translated into local economic outcomes.

The founding members of AGIA include Imagine Intelligent Materials, Geofabrics Australasia, Ionic Industries, and Swinburne University.

Visit the Australian Graphene Industry Association page

Automotive Innovation Centre

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), with support from the Victorian Government, will establish an Automotive Innovation Centre (AIC) to provide Australian automotive product designers and manufacturers with the high-tech equipment, tools, vehicles and latest digital technologies required to innovate, design and test products for domestic and export markets.

The AIC will provide specialised training, feature state of the art testing facilities and will provide OEM vehicle data and measurements and offer advanced manufacturing services including 3D scanning and printing and rapid prototyping.

It is expected that the AIC will formally open in late 2019.

Victorian Industry Supply Chains

Wind and Solar Facilities Victorian Business Supply Chain Directory

A Victorian Wind and Solar Facilities Victorian Business Supply Chain Directory has been developed in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The Directory profiles and promotes Victorian industry capability and supply chain businesses that are able to provide goods and services to wind and solar farm projects, while outlining key Victorian Government initiatives.

This directory will be regularly kept up to date. If you are interested in being included in the next iteration of this directory, please email advanced.manufacturing@ecodev.vic.gov.au

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Get in contact with your local Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO) by calling 13 22 15

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