Shoestring’s first international pilot programme launches in association with the Western Australian government
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Food Industry Innovation programme has signed a four-year agreement with Shoestring to bring a ‘world-first manufacturing initiative to Western Australia’. Western Australia is the first jurisdiction outside the UK to gain access to the Shoestring programme.
Shoestring’s founder and lead, Duncan McFarlane, said:
Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Food Industry innovation programme will lead the Shoestring pilot. DPIRD recognises that the uptake of digitalisation by small- and medium-sized companies remains low, despite the support and incentives that national governments across the world have provided. DPIRD’s research shows that SMEs need a new approach, and DPIRD believes that the Shoestring initiative is the leader in delivering this – simple low-cost digital manufacturing solutions that can get smaller companies started. Andrew Duff, the Research report author at DPIRD Western Australia said:
During the first phase of the programme Shoestring and DPIRD are offering group workshops to help businesses identify their digitalisation priorities. Then, the Shoestring team will work with individual businesses to tailor solutions to their needs. Food and drink companies in the Western Australian region interested in building their business digital capabilities should contact DPIRD’s Food Industry Innovation programme. Visit their website for more details.
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For more information on Western Australia’s Shoestring programme visit the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s website. CLICK HERE>>
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