Seventeen Mile Rocks Company Intellidesign Receives $59-K Government Grant

Seventeen Mile Rocks electronics and manufacturing company Intellidesign has received a generous grant for the company’s cyber and physical security certification.

Melissa Price, the Minister for Defence Industry, announced on the 1st of June 2021 that Intellidesign, an electronics design and manufacturing company based in Seventeen Mile Rocks, was to receive a share of $837,000 in grants among five other small Australian businesses in a bid to boost their competitiveness on the world stage. 

The grants, dubbed the Defence Global Competitiveness Grants, are a critical program designed by the Morrison Government to make the nation’s defence industry more powerful and more globally competitive, and according to Minister Price, each of the six companies that received the grant have benefitted. 

“Supporting the export capability of Australian small-to-medium enterprises strengthens their international competitiveness and drives innovation,” Minister Price said. “It allows them to provide cutting-edge and cost-effective capabilities to the Australian Defence Force. By investing in Australian businesses, the Morrison Government is delivering on its promise to generate jobs for Australians as a vital part of our economic recovery from COVID-19.”

Intellidesign in particular has been given a total of $59,908 to upgrade the company’s cyber and physical security and help them acquire certification. These upgrades will allow businesses to pursue export opportunities with global primes and overseas defence forces. 

About Intellidesign

Intellidesign is a company that specialises in electronics and manufacturing, with teams that possess numerous sets of skills to create a wide variety of products such as surgical instruments, mobile wireless communication devices, robotics, and many more. The markets they cater to are varied, electronics to establishments such as hospitals and even underground mines. 

The Intellidesign headquarters can be found at 99 Bluestone Circuit, Seventeen Mile Rocks. For more information, visit their website here. For the latest updates concerning the company and their projects, follow their Facebook page.

Intellidesign Generates New Jobs for Seventeen Mile Rocks

With funding worth over $300,000 from the Queensland Government, Seventeen Mile Rocks company Intellidesign is set to provide new local jobs in the electronics and manufacturing industry. 

A grant of $306,280 was given to Intellidesign as part of the local government’s Made in Queensland (MiQ) program to help purchase advanced robotics assembly equipment. The program aims to assist small to medium manufacturers by supplying them with funding that can be used for research or for the acquisition of high-end technology. 

Glenn Butcher, Minister of Manufacturing, states that programs such as MiQ encourage manufacturers to be more internationally competitive by adopting new methods and utilising new technology to create high-skilled jobs for the future.

The recent pandemic has put the Queensland manufacturing sector in the spotlight due to the important role it plays in helping the local economy recover. 

Jess Pugh, Mt. Ommaney Labor Member, says that the introduction of new equipment brought about by MiQ is expected to bring in 10 new local jobs over five years, as well as the creation of new electronic devices fit for various markets.

Intellidesign’s CEO, Matt Bromwich, agrees by stating that the adoption of the latest robotics manufacturing equipment will play a vital role in improving the capacity, productivity, and the overall quality of their products. “It is essential we minimise outsourcing and continue to augment our manufacturing capability to attract new local and export opportunities.”