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.

Details on the dates and locations:

  • Redlands, 3 May, 2023
  • Toowoomba, 4 May, 2023
  • Mount Isa, 12 May, 2023
  • Ipswich, 18 May, 2023
  • Mackay, 11 July, 2023
  • Rockhampton, 13 July, 2023
  • Cairns, 8 August, 2023
  • Sunshine Coast, 15 August, 2023

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.

Manufacturing Workforce Attraction, Development & Retention Workshop Series

This practical 3-hour workshop will assist manufacturing leaders to:-

  • Develop strategies to recruit, develop and retain employees
  • Identify skills of existing staff and how these can apply to current skill gaps
  • Consider how advanced technology and process adoption can alleviate stress points, and
  • Plan for a future workforce.

Details on the dates and locations:

Integrated Manufacturing Systems Workshop Series

This workshop is for manufacturing businesses interested in utilizing  technology to assist in their journey to an integrated factory. Some of the topics to be covered include:-

  • Further your understanding of digitalisation and digitisation, and how it can benefit your business
  • Develop a deeper understanding of manufacturing systems (particularly ERPs and MESs) including selection, integration and your potential return on investment for your business
  • Generate key actions to progress your business on your digitalisation journey.

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Digital Connectivity Program

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

A key element of Industry 4.0 adoption is having a digital strategy and understanding how digital technologies can connect all areas of the business to maximise efficiency and increase productivity and profitability.

Four lunch-time sessions addressing digital connectivity for manufacturers will be delivered online. The program will assist manufacturers to understand digital connectivity, and its importance, across all areas of their business.

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 include a showcase and practical demonstration of selected emerging technologies and their applications in manufacturing.

Last updated: 05 Aug 2022