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Connecting industry with enabling technologies, research capabilities and training to modernise and transform manufacturing, integrating i4.0

Line Zero Factory of the Future at Flinders University will work with international and domestic businesses to deepen understanding of the growing importance of digitisation and advanced manufacturing technologies, and to identify opportunities to implement industry-leading applications.

It will work with business to test and trial robotics and automation, including cyber-physical systems. It will also assist with the development of digital roadmaps to help sustain the uptake and diffusion of advanced technologies

Line Zero Factory of the Future will develop training and cultural programs to enable industries to successfully deliver significant change within organisations. It will also support the application of leaner practices in manufacturing to reduce waste, and identify opportunities for digitisation, robotics and automation.

By supporting the testing and implementation of advanced technologies, Line Zero Factory of the Future will be able to significantly increase the innovative capabilities and performance of companies, leading to the establishment of deeper productive collaborations with researchers and world-class facilities.

Access to Industry 4.0 technologies, processes and expertise is essential to enable businesses working across many South Australian industry sectors to compete on a global stage.

“Line Zero Factory of the Future will deliver a world-class, reconfigurable advanced manufacturing test bed, training and industry growth facility – the first of its kind in Australia.”

Professor John Spoehr, Director,
Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, 2020

Collaborative research, development and advanced testing

Line Zero Factory of the Future forms part of a collaborative network of advanced manufacturing facilities internationally, linking to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield and the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre, both in the UK.

It will work collaboratively with Flinders University’s Centre for Maritime Engineering, Control and Imaging, Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Medical Device Research Institute, New Venture Institute and Australian Industrial Transformation Institute.

Line Zero Factory of the Future aims to substantially increase the number of companies involved in testing automation and robotics technologies, in conjunction with Factory of the Future project partners, to help our state and our nation prosper.

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Line Zero Factory of the Future will connect companies to key enabling technologies and research
capabilities, lowering barriers to entry, at a time when support for businesses to
grow and prosper is essential.

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Get involved and
become part of Line Zero Factory of the Future

Line Zero Factory of the Future will connect companies to key enabling technologies and research capabilities, lowering barriers to entry, at a time when support for businesses to grow and prosper is essential.

Get involved and
become part of Line Zero Factory of the Future

Line Zero Factory of the Future will connect companies to key enabling technologies and research capabilities, lowering barriers to entry, at a time when support for businesses to grow and prosper is essential.