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State of Design & Make

State of Design & Make Report

A groundbreaking exploration into leaders and experts in industries that design and make the world and how they are finding powerful ways to adapt to an accelerating rate of change.

About State of Design and Make

Against the backdrop of South Africa’s diverse and vibrant nation, this report unveils the pivotal role that digitisation, sustainability, and workforce development play in shaping the future of design and manufacturing. Welcome to the Autodesk 2023 State of Design & Make Report – a groundbreaking exploration into leaders and experts in industries that design and make the world and how they are finding powerful ways to adapt to an accelerating rate of change. Executives in architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, gaming, and filmmaking shared their approaches and points of view on the obstacles they are facing and opportunities they are identifying.

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In the realm of South African innovation, where challenges and opportunities intertwine, the report sheds light on the three key pillars that drive change: Business Reliance, Talent, and Sustainability.

South Africa’s unique context magnifies the importance of addressing challenges head-on, and this report serves as a compass for industry leaders. With a focus on the one-to-three-year time frame, it provides insights into how digital transformation can be harnessed to not only overcome obstacles but also to seize opportunities that lie ahead.

Join us on this journey through the Autodesk 2023 State of Design & Make Report, where the fusion of innovation, sustainability, and talent development propels South Africa’s AECO, Manufacturing, Process, Energy, and Mining industries into a future where creativity and efficiency intersect to shape a brighter tomorrow.

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Business Reliance

79%

Respondents say future growth depends on digital tools

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Talent Competition Heats Up

90%

Companies are struggling to find skilled workers

More than 90% of respondents agreed that upskilling is important to their companies & more than half said new hires lack skills needed

Sustainability Drives Business Value

8 of 10

Leaders see sustainable practices as good business

More than 80% of respondents said their company’s sustainability activities are being influenced by customers.

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