Advanced Manufacturing in Orlando
From multinational corporations like Siemens Energy AG and Qualcomm Atheros, to midsize firms and incubators, Orlando’s flourishing advanced manufacturing industry spans a full range of in-demand sectors.
Entrepreneurs are thriving here, too, with investors and dreamers arriving in droves. According to The Kauffman Index of Startup Activity 2020, Orlando had the highest rate of new entrepreneurs in the country. A prime example of this phenomenon is StarterStudio. Formerly known as Canvs, this shared nonprofit complex houses more than 100 tech-related startups.
Our innovative spirit is further showcased with BRIDG, formerly known as the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research. Located on a 20-acre site about 30 minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort, it works to accelerate the development of emerging technologies while sparking tomorrow’s innovations, such as the “Internet of Everything.”
We’re also home to a high volume of tech transfer and commercialization, which is fueled by a top R&D university, specialized research labs and centers, and one of the country’s top incubation systems and research parks.
Industry leaders with local presences are leading the way in the fields of advanced materials, clean energy and power technology, enabling components, research and development, and emerging technologies, including:
- Amcor PET Packaging
- Benada Aluminum
- FARO Technologies
- Heller Bros. Packing Corp.
- Mitsubishi Power Americas Inc.
- Nautique Boats
- Qualcomm Atheros
- Regal Marine Industries
- Siemens Energy AG
- Wheeled Coach Industries
Orlando’s advanced manufacturing sector shows no signs of slowing down. Accordingly, it’s no surprise that we’re also a leader when it comes to hosting world-class meetings and conventions for this key industry.