ARM Hub has celebrated three years of helping Australian industry on its digital transformation journey.
The celebration on 18 April 2023 honoured the achievements of Queensland manufacturers and also marked the official unveiling of the ARM Hub’s updated office premises, which was built by Sonder and fitted out by Queensland-based Indigenous company, Nulla Office Supplies.
More than 120 guests took the opportunity to celebrate and tour the facility, viewing the latest in technology from the Australian Cobotics Centre, Southern Green Gas, Orcon, Bondi Labs, Industrial Automation Australia, Umbrella Solutions, and Wisk.
ARM Hub CEO Dr Cori Stewart said she was proud of ARM Hub’s scale and depth of collaboration, working across universities and industry at a local, national, and international level.
“For Queensland, the ARM Hub means jobs and investment. The ARM hub has created 187 jobs, attracted 26 international and interstate companies to invest in Queensland projects, and six international or interstate businesses to set up operations right here in Queensland,” Dr Stewart said.
“When the ARM Hub started, we had a goal of delivering $47 million of projects over our first four years of operations. We’ve delivered $54 million over two and half years, with many more projects in our forward pipeline.
“The new facilities will allow the ARM Hub to collaborate more with industry and accommodate our growing team of experts who require access to the makerspace and collaborative spaces to do their work.”
Thank-you to our guests
The special guest was Australian Assistant Minister for Manufacturing Senator the Hon Tim Ayres, who spoke to the value of the national manufacturing industry and the opportunities to be delivered in the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund.
Senator Ayres said the Australian Government wanted to ‘make sure a lot of that [funding] is deployed in advanced manufacturing and robotics’.
He wants to see ARM Hub ‘part of a part of the government agenda to reindustrialise the Australian economy, to bring Australian manufacturing jobs to our outer suburbs and regions, and to do this in a way that changes the lives of Australians’.
ARM Hub Chair Emeritus Professor Roy Green led the amazing panel Shay Chalmers, Matt Tobin, Michelle Richards, and Professor Jonathan Roberts in discussing Australia’s role as an international manufacturing hub.
Congratulations were received from the Queensland Government, with Manufacturing Minister Glenn Butcher MP highlighting ARM Hub’s role in delivering the priorities of the Advanced Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan.
“In just three short years there have been so many success stories, thanks to the Palaszczuk Government-funded ARM Hub.
ARM Hub’s local Queensland representative, Leanne Linard MP, said she had ‘seen first-hand the power of local manufacturers collaborating with the Hub to bring their innovations to market’.
“To have a one-stop-shop like this, right here on Brisbane’s northside, is a real asset for Queensland’s advanced manufacturing sector.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what other advanced robotic and manufacturing minds create thanks to the support of the Palaszczuk Government.
“I will continue to encourage my local manufacturers to engage with the Hub so they too can benefit from the collaboration it encourages.”