NZ IoT Alliance thanks the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) for the opportunity
to submit on the Advanced Manufacturing Draft Industry Transformation Plan. This submission is in
response Priority Two, increasing investment in advanced technologies and processes to lift productivity
and wages, as well as Priority Five, creating a leading sustainable circular net-zero emissions sector.
.NZ IoT Alliance was not involved in the in-person or online workshops and as such feels the ITP probably
reflects the needs and understanding of current manufacturers quite well but does not appear to consider
more emergent opportunities with the same level of depth. For example, bringing in advanced end of digital manufacturing bringing AIoT and location intelligence into the mix faster. We acknowledge that the Digital ITP was identified in the draft documents as a critical enabler, and as such, would recommend a better connection between these two ITPs at a broader level than the MBIE policy teams.
NZ IoT Alliance is happy to engage further with MBIE to discuss our submission in detail and provide
further assistance as part of developing the ITP.