New Chapter of 'making' in the North-West Tasmania
Published on 23 November 2022
Makers’ Workshop is becoming an exciting technology and innovation hub that builds on our region’s history of making and features its strengths in ‘modern making’.
The University is introducing a new range of learning, research and industry projects at the site focused on supporting technology, manufacturing, design, innovation, and food production in the North-West.
Renamed The Makers, it will bring together the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), Tech Solutions Hub, a new Business Incubator and a public demonstration space inside.
The new Makers will include:
• The Tech Solutions Hub - which conducts training for local people and industry projects in technology, design and specialised manufacturing.
• The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) - which will be undertaking laboratory science and developing agricultural technology on-site addressing regional food production and processing challenges.
• A Business Incubator led by the Cradle Coast Authority, supported by the Tasmanian Government, and aimed at assisting aspiring local entrepreneurs, start-ups, and existing small businesses.
•A demonstration space showcasing technology from the region and hosting activities and events for the public
Detailed floor plans have now been finalised with the project going out to tender this year. Next steps will be appointing a contractor and seeking a building permit. Pending contractor availability, the refurbishment is expected to begin early 2023 and is due for completion later in the year.
The Makers will reopen on a programmed basis with opportunities for community, industry and businesses to become involved in learning opportunities and public events.
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