Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Big Data Connect Program

The South Australian manufacturing industry is currently undergoing extensive changes to provide a sustainable contribution to the economy. By collaborating with multiple organisations on 4-8 week projects, this program, which is funded by the South Australian State Government, aims to help local manufacturers explore opportunities for Big Data to improve productivity, competitiveness and increase profitability. As a result, manufacturers receive tailored decision support software solutions using open source technologies and available data.

Big Data is one of six key areas the Government of South Australia is concentrating on under its Manufacturing Technologies Program.

Two types of projects are eligible for support under the BDCP:

Big Data Investigation (BDI) –  the D2D CRC will identify opportunities for the successful applicant to use big data to create value by using existing data, as well as external data and the steps required to adopt the technology. A BDI project is expected to take up to four weeks.

Big Data Development (BDD) – the D2D CRC will deliver a tailored software solution using existing available data and/or open source data. The software developed will be used to solve a business problem, for example reducing equipment maintenance, supply chain optimisation, demand forecasting, or to enhance an existing product. Open source software will be used where possible. A BDD project is expected to take up to eight weeks.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply visit http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/upload/manufacturing/big-data-connect-guidelines.pdf?t=1472018730435

           Program Lead

          Andrew Skinner