Cosmos focuses on Intelligent Manufacturing

Intelligent Manufacturing is the subject of the next Cosmos Briefing on Thursday 20 May, featuring Professor Giselle Rampersad, Flinders University Professor of Innovation.

Over the next decade, the Australian manufacturing industry will need to change its practices to continue making things for the rest of the world. Dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution, AI and smart technologies have the potential to make the sector more productive and less wasteful, but the implementation needs to be done right. The Cosmos discussion will examine how AI will change our manufacturing sector, and what skills will be needed for local industry to stay competitive.

For the Cosmos Briefing, Dr Deborah Devis of The Royal Institution of Australia will host Professor Giselle Rampersad and Martin Guenzl (a senior executive with Boral, focussing on digital transformation and disruption in industrial settings) during the 45-minute session from 2.30pm. To gain access to the online discussion, please register here.

For full details of the Briefing event, go to the Cosmos website.

The focus of Professor Rampersad’s talk ties neatly to a recent announcement by the Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price to fund SMEs to upskill in the Diploma of Digital Technologies at Flinders University, in collaboration with the Defence Teaming Centre.

The SMEs commenced the program in March this year and includes Axiom Precision Manufacturing, RUAG Australia, Supashock, REDARC Electronics Pty Ltd, MG ENGINEERING, Smart Fabrication, Airspeed, Rowlands Metalworks, Century Engineering Pty Ltd, MacTaggart Scott.

“We look forward to working with the Defence Teaming Centre, the Federal Government, BAE Systems Australia and SMEs as part of this important initiative,” says Professor Rampersad.

The Undergraduate Certificate Industry 4.0 course is an online course, and details about how to apply can be found here.


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