New Chapter of 'making' in the North-West Tasmania

Published on 23 November 2022

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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.

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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

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Next steps

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.

Get involved

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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Head over to UTAS to learn more about this exciting new project 👈


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