Design in Manufacturing Seminar

14th Mar 2018 8:30am-12:30pm

Find out how design can boost your business

Decisions made during the design process determine more than 70 per cent of your production costs. Applying the latest thinking in design will help you lower costs, bring your product to market faster and become more competitive, giving your business the edge it needs.

  • See how smart manufacturers are leveraging the power of design.
  • Learn how to better use design in your business.
  • Hear from a local advanced manufacturer using design to their advantage.
  • Tour the EVOLVE Group design office and manufacturing facility.

The Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning invites manufacturers from all industries in the south west of the state to attend a seminar and showcase on design in manufacturing, featuring guest presenters and a tour of an advanced manufacturing design and production facility.

This half-day seminar and showcase aims to create an increased awareness among Queensland manufacturers about the importance of design in manufacturing. The seminar seeks to encourage increased use of design practices and principles in businesses manufacturing products, and processes to boost international competitiveness.

The advanced manufacturing design program is a key action of the Queensland Government's Advanced Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan as part of the Advance Queensland Initiative.

About Evolve Group

Evolve Group is a privately owned strategic collective of several key business units which form a true end-to-end product innovation and commercialisation solutions provider. In addition to contract design and manufacturing services, the Evolve Group manages a large and diverse portfolio of proprietary product, spanning several industries. 

Their in-house capabilities include consultative product design and development, prototyping, tool fabrication, manufacturing, sourcing, sales and distribution. They are driven to be the pre-eminent one stop shop for new product development and have a proven track record of bringing successful products to market, both in Australia and abroad. 

Robert Geddes, Senior Consultant - Innovation, QMI Solutions, Brisbane
Senior Consultant and ‘Designer in Residence’ at QMI Solutions, Robert will be sharing his 30 years of industrial design practice to help local manufacturers harness the power of design to transform their businesses. Rob will showcase Australian Design successes, explain the design process and how to harness rewards on investing in design.

Ty Hermans, Managing Director, EVOLVE Group, Crestmead
A Queensland Born entrepreneur, Ty Hermans has been developing, manufacturing innovative products and growing innovation-based businesses since 2004.  He has been successful in establishing international manufacturing and distribution for an innovative range of building industry products and is now a Director of the EVOLVE Group collective. Ty is continually looking to improve on current product designs, identifying new opportunities and building a successful business around ongoing new product design and manufacturing.   Ty will give his insights into the value of design for their business and how it is embedded in their manufacturing operation.  His team will provide a tour of their facility.

Register Here -  Registrations Close 12 noon Friday 9th March

Places are limited - maximum of 2 per company
Includes seminar, workbook, design resources directory, facility tour, morning tea and lunch.
Hi-viz vest and closed in shoes are required for the facility tour.  

Date 14th Mar 2018 8:30am-12:30pm
Location Evolve Group
Street address 15 Titanium Court, Crestmead
Cost $50 (incl. GST and booking fee)
Organisation QMI Solutions
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