Industry 4.0 Testlab Network

The Industry 4.0 Testlabs are a strategic initiative of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce, with one Testlab in each state within Australia, located at leading research organisations in partnership with industry. The Testlabs are central to improving the competitiveness of Australian manufacturing industries through adopting Industry 4.0 technologies and workforce transformation. The Testlab network are also strongly linked with the German Testlab program, providing Australia with connections into the world's leading Industry 4.0 experts.

Visit the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources website for more information on the Prime Ministers Industry 4.0 taskforce, and to read the Australian Government’s Testlab report.

The Australian Industry 4.0 Testlabs:

  • Provide a physical space for businesses and researchers to trial, explore and showcase Industry 4.0 technologies and processes
  • Enable educational institutions and industry, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to collaborate
  • Develop skills needed to take full advantage of opportunities presented by Industry 4.0
  • Contribute to the development of a skilled workforce through educational activities
  • Create a portal for partnership with, and between, different industry partners

The universities selected to host the Industry 4.0 Testlabs are:

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The UniSA Industry 4.0 Testlab team

Dr Euan Smith
Project Lead: Testlab Facility
Professor Bruce Thomas
Director of IVE: Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments
Professor Peter Murphy
Director: FII and David Klingberg Chair in Energy and Advanced Manufacturing
Dr Andrew Cunningham
Expert in virtual reality, human-centred design and data visualisation
Professor Markus Stumptner
Interoperability Specialist
Associate Professor Stewart von Itzstein
Expert in User Experience and IoT technologies
Dr Romeo Marian
Digital Twin and Optimisation Specialist
Professor David Cropley
Creativity and Innovation in Design and Industry 4 Maturity Assessment
Associate Professor Craig Priest
Advanced Manufacturing Specialist in the field of nano and micro fabrication