Industry 4.0 initiatives

The Queensland Government is committed to delivering a number of initiatives, including Industry 4.0 seminars and masterclasses, Technology in Manufacturing and the Digital Connectivity programs to support manufacturers in their transition to becoming advanced manufacturers.

Check out our industry events below.

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Introduction to Industry 4.0 seminars

To introduce concepts of industry 4.0 and its applications, a series of seminars for manufacturers will run across Queensland to highlight the opportunities and challenges that the adoption of emerging technologies in manufacturing presents. The 2023 seminars will focus on driving sustainable manufacturing. These sessions will help manufacturers:

  • gain an understanding of Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions and how to measure, monitor and report on them, including developing practical and measurable targets
  • identify tools to help collect data, calculate emissions and apply carbon offset accounting techniques
  • develop an understanding of the regulations and standards in Australia and internationally
  • understand the importance of reliable connectivity and stable IT frameworks to maximise emissions data integrity.

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Industry 4.0 masterclasses

The Industry 4.0 masterclasses support businesses to gain a deeper understanding of industry 4.0 concepts and how these can be adopted to improve their business.

Decarbonisation Action Plan workshop series

With energy costs rising and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting becoming a requirement in some supply chains and local and export markets, manufacturers are increasingly looking to become cleaner and greener to reduce costs, remain globally competitive and continue to grow.

This practical 4-hour workshop will assist manufacturing leaders to:

  • understand the importance of sustainable manufacturing and how decarbonisation applies to your business
  • develop a list of GHG emission sources within your own site (Scope 1, 2 and 3)
  • learn how to calculate your GHG emissions and ways to reduce them
  • start a high-level Decarbonisation Action Plan that sets out goals and a strategy to reduce emissions on your journey to Net Zero

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Digital Connectivity Program

A program to help manufacturers understand digital connectivity, and its importance, across all areas of their business.

Paperless Quality Systems webinar

In this webinar, digital transformation expert Gareth Williams from Nukon group will introduce manufacturers to paperless quality systems and discuss:

  • what is a paperless quality system and how does it benefit manufacturers
  • how to choose the right system for your business
  • how to configure and implement the system
  • how to use data collected for continuous business improvement.


Technology Acquisition webinar

Investing in new equipment and technologies can be a daunting task but it is essential to get it right to avoid wasting valuable resources, both time and money! In this interactive webinar manufacturers will be provided with tools and learnings on how to navigate the equipment acquisition process.


Technology in Manufacturing

Technology in Manufacturing events raise awareness of new technologies, help manufacturers to understand technology implementation and provide insight into new jobs available through Industry 4.0.

These half-day events will include a showcase and practical demonstration of robotics/cobotics, additive manufacturing, Internet of things and artificial intelligence, and how these technologies apply in manufacturing.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2023