Swinburne U has reason to be pleased with the government’s return –industry 4.0.
The university is a big player in plans for machine-to-machine communication in making things. With Uni Queensland, UTS, Uni SA, UWA and UTS, Swinburne U has an industry 4.0 pilot lab and its DVC Aleksandar Subic leads the project.
Swinburne U, with partners PWC, Siemens, and union AMWU released a plan for preparing industry 4.0. It’s straightforward stuff, an information portal “a transformation leadership programme” and industry hubs. It was released just before the election and looks designed to work with whichever side won. “Failure to prepare manufacturing businesses and workers for the fundamental changes driven by Industry 4.0 will severely limit the capacity for Industry 4.0 technologies and ways of working to be embedded in the Australian manufacturing industry.”