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Our vision is to elevate the manufacturing capabilities of South Africa into a sustainable and globally competitive industry.
Our Mission is to provide affordable, world-class, advanced manufacturing and capacity building services to the South African industry to increase its productivity and global competitiveness.
The objectives of the CoE are the following:
- Perform commercial significant technology research and development.
- Incubation of applied research into commercial viable products or entrepreneurial initiatives.
- Develop commercially viable economic activities/entities.
- Human capital development (training).
- Support development of engineers, artisan and technicians in South Africa (particularly from the previously disadvantaged groups).
- Train research and post graduate students.
- Coordinate skills fast track programme through internships and experiential training.
- Excite scholars with career guidance on manufacturing engineering fields.
- Promote cooperation between industry, education, training institutes and government.
- Improve competitiveness of South African advanced manufacturing industries through specialist services.
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