Illawarra manufacturers are attending a free event at the University of Wollongong Innovation Campus on Tuesday morning to look at how they can adapt to the future.
The event celebrating regional manufacturing transformations is part of World SME Day.
It will highlight the contributions small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make to the region. And is a chance for manufacturers to learn from others who have adapted for the future.
Three regional success stories, including NowChem, will be showcased. Followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Katrina Skellern who has done extensive research into manufacturing transformations across Australian regional areas.
Tuesday’s breakfast event is being hosted by the University of Wollongong’s Advantage SME program and Southern Manufacturing Innovation Group.
The NSW Government investing $12 million in a Boosting Business Innovation Program, in partnership with the state’s 11 universities and the CSIRO, to support collaboration with businesses to boost innovation.