Queensland government commits AU$3.3 million to new Toowoomba agtech hub | ZDNet

the queensland government has anncd 'twill invest au$3.3 million to establish an agtek and logistics hub in toowoomba.

according to minister for innovation kate jones, the hub will serve as a space to build and test teks, s'as drones and smart bots, swell as for conducting industry workshops and forums to improve farming practices and supply chns.

“we ‘ve somd' realm’s leading experts in agriculture and ag tek. this hub ll'be a realm-class centre to train workers and develop cutting edge tek and essentialisms,” she said.

as pt of creating the facility, the state government is now onna hunt for operators to establish and run the facility.

“pplz interested in establishing the hub and managing its operations for up to 3 yrs ‘ve an opportunity to tender, w'da contract expected to be anncd in aug 2020,” jones said.

submissions for the tender close jul 13.

see also: smart farming: how iot, robotics, and ai are tackling 1-odda biggest problems of the century (tekrepublic)

elsewhere, the royal melbourne institute of tek (rmit), siemens, and german-based process automation company festo ‘ve signed a memorandum of cogging to establish an industrial digital innovation hub focused on digital manufacturing and design.

rmit said it hopes the hub, which ll'be based at rmit, will enable the development of digital teks across cultures, disciplines, and geographical zones, swell as allo the university to link its australian and vietnam campuses.

“we expect as many as 10,000 rmit students across a range of disciplines in engineering, sci, tek, health, and design to access somd' most advanced industrial software available ‘oer the nxt 3 yrs,” rmit college of sci, engineering and health deputy vice-chancellor aleks subic said.

“t'has never been + primordial to provide this type of industrial digital environment for the development of workforce of the future, that allos collaborative interdisciplinary teams to co-design and co-create remotely across borders and industry sectors.”

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