Advanced Manufacturing Aotearoa (AMA)* is a new cross-sector incorporated society representing manufacturing businesses across the country. It will be industry-driven and work alongside all stakeholders to coordinate business-led initiatives that help deliver Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) outcomes.
Business-led ITP initiatives
- Initiative 15: Strengthening Advanced Manufacturing networks
- Initiative 6: Individual development plans
- Initiative 8: Attraction strategy to increase workers and diversity
- Initiative 13: Improving understanding and perceptions of
Initiative 15. Strengthening advanced manufacturing networks is one of four priorities that AMA is responsible for leading. The process for proposals for programmes to meet Initiative 15.
Strengthening advanced manufacturing networks is open until 5pm, Sunday, September 24, 2023.
What is Initiative 15?
Initiative 15 is designed to strengthen advanced manufacturing networks to ensure healthy, inclusive advanced manufacturing networks that collaborate to deliver on ITP priorities. The AMA is developing a preferred model to strengthen networks and collaboration. It is piloting a regional approach to ITP outcomes through leveraging what is already working, while enhancing connection with unions, research institutions, and organisations representing Māori and Pasifika manufacturers.
There is $2m in the first year in seed funding allocated equally for national initiatives and across 10 Regional Manufacturing Working Groups to support those regions to develop, pilot and evaluate a preferred model.
The proposal will outline the approach, programme, and activities to best deliver the outcomes.
Ideas are also being sought for national initiatives to deliver Initiative 15 outcomes. Please contact the AMA interim Executive Director for more details.
How will proposals be considered?
AMA will seek proposals for, assess, and make recommendations to the ITP Steering Group, for each of the initiatives above. This will be done in conjunction with the AMA Council, which will co-ordinate 10 Regional Manufacturing Working Groups, participating industry associations, and the AMA Board, made up of six independent directors and a chairperson.
It will review progress against KPIs for particular initiatives as well as management of funding.
Who can put in a proposal?
For Initiative 15 proposals will come from regional manufacturing entities, which must have the people, networks and systems immediately available to enable efficient, timely and sustainable delivery. For an application form, proposal documentation and template, please contact the AMA interim Executive Director.
*Advanced Manufacturing Aotearoa (AMA) is the umbrella organisation leveraging business networks to implement ITP priorities. It takes an industry-led, collaborative approach to helping deliver initiatives that make a difference.