Manufacturer Siemens will extend its engagements in South Australia, with a major investment at the University of South Australia. The manufacturing giant already engages with Flinders U at its Tonsley Park Innovation Hub and now it will provide UniSA with product management software, which academics and students can use for research and training in manufacturing, including naval shipbuilding.
The grant is Siemens third supply of intellectually immense systems to an Australian university. Last August it gave Swinburne U software to create a digitalised “factory of the future” for students from apprentice to PhD, to study manufacturing processes (CMM August 15). And in November it announced the same sort of software would be installed at the University of Western Australia, for programmes including a “virtual twin of an LNG plant, (CMM November 6).