simPRO innovation hub established in Queensland

Thursday, 20 April, 2017

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simPRO Software has launched a new hub in Queensland to explore machine learning, automation and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The RADlabs initiative will be based in Brisbane’s Start-up Precinct and will provide a team of up to six radical thinkers with the space and resources to pursue new technologies.

RADlabs’ overriding goal is to find new ways to visualise and interact with data to give business a sustainable competitive advantage. Foundational technologies being developed include machine learning algorithms that will facilitate real-time workforce management to virtually eliminate inefficiency and downtime.

“simPRO was determined that this project be based in Australia. With the Queensland Government’s $405 million commitment to innovative collaboration through the Advance Queensland initiative, we knew Brisbane was the perfect place to launch and base the project,” said simPRO CEO Brad Couper.

“This initiative will continue to position Brisbane as a highly capable new world city. simPRO will place users of its locally developed, world-leading job management software at the forefront of innovation.”

simPRO Software Director Curtis Thomson, who is overseeing the project, said the company had created an opportunity to create a hub for global leadership in the area of trade services management.

“Our existing software suite is already being embraced by businesses around the world. RADlabs will allow us to take the company to the next level and ensure our clients remain at the forefront of the digital revolution.”

The RADlabs initiative complements the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland strategy. Advance Queensland is a $405 million whole-of-government investment designed to drive investment in new technologies and digital innovation.

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