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On your bike! Additive Manufacturing Showcase October 2019

Business and manufacturing are rapidly changing - don't get left behind

In the Industry 4.0 era, Additive Manufacturing (AM), which combines advanced digital design, new functional materials and 3D printing technologies, will transform almost every industry.

Attend the  AM showcase event and learn how enthusiastic engineer and cyclist James Woolcock has used AM to turn his passions into a thriving bespoke bicycle business, Bastion Cycles, that even caters to Olympians and Paralympians.

And hear from Oceania’s manager of leading AM equipment manufacturer Renishaw Gary London about the many opportunities to future-proof your manufacturing business.

AM can open up new business opportunities through new product and service offerings, streamline existing manufacturing processes and save costs over the longer term – and you can start with small steps.

Brought to you by the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct, Griffith University, RDA Gold Coast and the Queensland Government

Tuesday, 29 October 2019
9:00am - 11:00am
ADaPT 1.0, Visual Arts (G14)
Room 1.10D Gold Coast campus, Griffith University
FREE, limited seating available, 2 tickets per company

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RDA Gold Coast partners in study of our emerging knowledge-based workforce

RDA Gold Coast has partnered with the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct and Study Gold Coast to produce an analysis of the Gold Coast’s emerging graduate workforce.

The study shows that the Gold Coast region offers a rich environment for talent attraction, retention and entrepreneurial innovation:

  • Graduate numbers in STEM fields including health now account for 65% of total graduate numbers, with science, engineering, ICT, architecture and industrial design graduates accounting for 36% of the total.
  • There has been a steady increase in graduate numbers in a range of speciality science fields, including medical laboratory science, where graduate numbers have doubled since 2014.
  • There are more than 50 health qualifications on offer, with strong growth in the health sector driven by high population growth over the last two decades, which has seen 15,000 new residents added every year.

Overall education and training contributes more than $1.7 billion to the local economy and with almost 30,000 international students from more than 130 different countries studying on the Gold Coast.

RDA Gold Coast Director of Regional Development Estella Rodighiero said the study shows there are thousands of job-ready, knowledge-based graduates underpinning the Gold Coast’s transformation into a knowledge economy.

“This means that innovators, technology and healthcare-related businesses locating to the Gold Coast can be assured of a pipeline of talent, supported by an extremely strong education sector.

“We have three research-intensive universities, TAFE Queensland and a range of technical and training providers offering comprehensive study options including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, specialised qualifications and micro-credentials in emerging fields.”

Just a few of the future-focused courses on offer at the Gold Coast include:

  • Bachelor of Intelligent Digital Technologies
  • Bachelor of Data Science
  • Bachelor of Digital Business (one of only 2 programs of its kind in Australia)
  • Master of Electronic and Sport Engineering
  • Master of Electronic and Energy Engineering
  • Master of Biotechnology
  • Master of Healthcare Innovations (an Australian first)

For more information on opportunities for new businesses and innovators on the Gold Coast, contact Estella Rodighiero on 0411 558 834 or

Download Workforce for Future Gold Coast (Snapshot)


If you've been wondering how Additive Manufacturing (AM) – commonly known as 3D Printing – could help revolutionise your business, you must check this out! Join the AM way of the future, right here on the Gold Coast! ADaPT – Advanced Design and Prototyping Technologies Institute at the Health and Knowledge Precinct Gold Coast is where the new Industrial Revolution is taking shape.

With their world-class, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, they provide a hub for multi-disciplinary researchers to come together to share ideas, connect and collaborate with national and international companies to create a high-tech future of personalised medicine and customised products.

Regional Development Australia – RDA Gold Coast are proud supporters of Economic Development on the GC. Check out their story here!

3D printing or Additive Manufacturing is the way of the future in product design and development in the manufacturing industry. PWR, Materialise and SLM Solutions are incredible companies leading the way in this amazing revolution of digital technology and sustainable practices.

Materialise is a world leader in 3D printing with 27 years of experience! Headquartered in Belgium, their Australian branch is right here on the Gold Coast! SLM Solutions is a metal 3D printing company headquartered in Germany that works in collaboration with partners all over the world, including the Gold Coast.

Regional Development Australia – RDA Gold Coast are proud supporters of Economic Development on the GC

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