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Plugging Eurobodalla business into new tech

Eurobodalla Council has launched an innovative free online workshop aimed at supporting local businesses to build, manufacture or produce products.

Organised by AusIndustry and Eurobodalla Council, the University of Wollongong’s ‘Industry 4.0 Hub’ workshop will show how new technology can support businesses that build, manufacture or produce products.

Eurobodalla Council’s economic development manager, Teresa Lever said the latest tranche of innovation had been dubbed the fourth industrial revolution.

“These technologies solve problems and save money,” she said.

“They can help businesses think creatively about new products, value add or to solve a problem in production or a process.

“We have some amazing businesses here in growth stages – embracing technology improves the capability of our workforce and can position Eurobodalla as a smart business centre – preparing for our next generation of workers – tech-smart kids.”

Examples include using virtual reality for staff training, assessing apprentice’s skills with computerised welders, or engaging with off-site staff and specialists in real-time. It’s all about better use of skilled staff and remaining competitive, Ms Lever said.

The online workshop, on Tuesday 1 February, from 12pm to 2pm, will discuss advanced automation and robotics, including collaborative robots or cobots, machine-to-machine and human-to-machine communication, artificial intelligence and machine learning and sensor technology and data analytics. There’ll also be opportunities for manufacturers looking to test or trial a prototype, Council said in a statement.

The Industry 4.0 team is also offering one-on-one discussions for local businesses.

For more information or to book for the session, contact Teresa Lever on 4474 1271 or email Teresa Lever.

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