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Swinburne U’s ‘Industry 4.0’ program an award winner


By David Schwartz
Published: August 6th, 2019

Swinburne University of Technology’s Industry 4.0 Initiative has been awarded the Business Innovation Award. Responding to the Australian Business Awards honor, the school noted that it is “the only university in Australia with a holistic Industry 4.0 strategy,” under which it is collaborating with global industry to address the challenges and opportunities related to Industry 4.0.

The term “Industry 4.0” refers to a new phase in the Industrial Revolution that focuses on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. Also known as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0  marries physical production and operations with smart digital technology, machine learning, and big data to create a better connected ecosystem for companies that focus on manufacturing and supply chain management.

“Swinburne has made a real difference through its strategic industry links, preparing our business partners, as well as the current and future workforce for Industry 4.0 transformations,” said  Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development Aleksandar Subic.

“We have positioned ourselves as a national and international leader in Industry 4.0 research, innovation and education across the entire continuum — from vocational to research training,” he added.

The initiative has produced Australia’s first Advanced Diploma for Industry 4.0, co-sponsored by Siemens and Ai Group; the Victorian Industry 4.0 SME Hub for Advanced Manufacturing; and a network of joint research centers and hubs.

Source: @AuManufacturing

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