Databricks and ARM Hub sign partnership to boost manufacturing

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub

ARM Hub, Australia’s leading artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and design-for-manufacture industry hub is partnering with world leading data and AI platform, Databricks, to build Australian manufacturing.

This strategic, international alliance is set to transform Australia’s manufacturing landscape by enabling smarter decision-making through affordable, safe, relevant and always up-to-date data and AI solutions.

ARM Hub Founder and CEO, Professor Cori Stewart, believes the benefits to the manufacturing sector will be transformative.

“Our work with Databricks has already enabled ARM Hub to build the lakehouse infrastructure and provide AI-as-a-service to Australian manufacturing businesses. We are proud world-leaders in the services we provide using Databricks. We are ready to support industry to succeed on the global stage in an era of generative AI,” Professor Stewart said.

“The next frontier in scaling deep technology innovation and modernising manufacturing is the smart use of data and AI. We are harnessing opportunities to collaborate with our partners to embed Australian deep tech companies and manufacturing businesses in high-value global supply chains.”

Databricks provides a unified data, analytics, and AI platform that simplifies and enhances the processing of data and the application of AI and machine learning models. With its data intelligence engine, the platform can understand the semantics of enterprise data unique to each organisation, allowing companies to build their AI models on their private enterprise data.

Manufacturers can integrate and streamline data (e.g. IoT sensor data, machine logs, ERP systems and customer information) for a holistic view of the business in real-time, helping with decision-making.

The collaboration aims to scale manufacturing businesses by enhancing business and production capabilities, and inspiring the creation of new products, services, and business models.

“Databricks is committed to accelerating data and AI transformation across all industries, including the manufacturing industry. With solution accelerators that can speed up results, manufacturing companies can leverage purpose-built guides in LLM models, predictive maintenance, supply chain optimisation, and many more. Our partnership with ARM Hub represents a pivotal step toward integrating AI with other advanced technologies and solutions to create smarter, more efficient manufacturing businesses,” said Adam Beavis, Vice President and Country Manager for Databricks in ANZ.

The ARM Hub will leverage the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform as part of its new AI-as-a-service, which facilitates easier adoption of data and AI for the manufacturing sector.

Both organisations are committed to not only improving current manufacturing practices but also paving the way for new technologies that could revolutionise the industry.

Key Facts:

> ARM Hub — an independent, not-for-profit — is partnering with world-leading data and AI platform, Databricks, to boost manufacturing.

> The ARM Hub is helping Australian manufacturers to grow their businesses using AI.

>Every business collects data, whether its from operations, sales or customers. Unfortunately, many miss out on valuable intelligence because they do not have the ability to bring the data from its many sources into one platform.

> This is particularly true for small and medium-sized companies (93% of all Australian business) because they cannot afford to build and maintain internal data management infrastructure.

> The ARM Hub has an offering to small and medium-sized companies to help them solve this problem. This includes developing tailored AI tools for each business (e.g. chatbots and synthetic data generation) to enable them to make the most of their own data.

> The partnership means ARM Hub is able to use the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to support its service to manufacturers.

> The Databricks Data Intelligence Platform combines capabilities in data engineering, data science, analytics, and machine learning. It’s designed to streamline the process of turning big data into actionable insights by providing tools for managing data workflows, collaborative project environments, and robust analytics, all on a scalable cloud infrastructure.

About us:

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub (ARM) Hub is a leading innovation commercialisation organisation dedicated to advancing robotics, AI, and automation technologies across industries. ARM Hub collaborates with industry and research partners to translate good ideas into commercial value that increase Australia’s manufacturing capability. Visit

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