From manufacturing to knowledge economy at Flinders U

The potential for South Australia to transform from a manufacturing to a knowledge economy is on display this morning, with Flinders U opening a Future Factory in what was the Mitsubishi plant at Tonsley.

The Future Factory is a German-built facility with automation, sensor, monitoring, robotic and cobotic technologies which Flinders will use for training, education and research. The Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub is a joint venture of Flinders U, the state government and the Innovative Manufacturing CRC. They will work with companies based on-site, including Siemens, Zeiss Vision, ZEN Energy and SAGE Automation.

“When you bring imagination, ambition and technical ability together in a collaborative and immersive environment like Tonsley, the remarkable can happen,” Flinders VC Colin Stirling says.


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