futuremap® Workshops 

The futuremap® workshops, held alongside NMW and Austech, aim to encourage manufacturing SMEs to take advantage of the digital technologies that are driving future manufacturing opportunities, business models, products and services. By shining a spotlight on leadership, strategy, innovation and digital manufacturing (Industry 4.0), David Chuter, CEO, Innovative Manufacturing CRC intends to inspire workshop attendees to think differently about the strategies needed to realise opportunities and to manage challenges brought about by an increasingly digitalised world and the fourth industrial revolution.

The two futuremap® workshops are held in collaboration with the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, AMTIL and the Geelong Manufacturing Council. 

Date: Thursday, 16 May 2019 or Friday, 17 May 2019 (2 dates available)

Time: 9am - 12 noon 

Location: Hospitality Suite 3, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 

Who should attend?

Top-level representatives of manufacturing businesses (business owners, executives e.g. CEO, General Manager).

As places are limited, only 2 participants per organisation.

Why should you attend?

Whether you are new to digital manufacturing or well on the journey, the futuremap workshop will give you valuable insights into the current state of your business and then have you consider where you aspire to be and by when.

Interactive and packed with industry examples, the workshop is intended to help you

  • think differently about the opportunities and challenges of digital manufacturing;

  • map the current state of your business with respect to capabilities and characteristics vital for future competitiveness and success, and compare this to where you aspire to be in two years from now;

  • understand the primary gaps between your current state and your aspirations, to assist you to develop your key areas of focus and potential investment; and

  • understand where assistance may be sought to help you on your transition to digital manufacturing.