SME Engagement Program

The Steel Research Hub will include a dedicated program to support steel-related Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by providing a valuable, cost-effective mechanism to grow a network of resilient, innovative SMEs operating within the steel supply chain.
With support from the peak bodies representing various aspects of the steel supply chain, Australian Steel Institute (ASI), Weld Australia (WA), and Australian Industry Group (AIG), and leveraging off Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s (AMGC) networks and engagement experiences, the Hub will provide subsidised/leveraged access to Australia’s extensive university-based researchers and facilities to showcase the possibilities and capabilities represented through advanced manufacturing, enabling technologies and innovative culture. Through engagement between steel industry technologists and university researchers skilled in leading-edge enabling technologies, the Hub aims to create the environment for the transformational shift required and bridge the gap between current business conditions and future aspirational objectives.  
For further information please email the Steel Research Hub and subscribe to the Newsletter for ongoing information related to the Hub’s SME engagement activities.