Industry 4.0 – the future of manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It enables advanced manufacturers to connect big data and analytics with automation and robotics, improving cost, productivity, profitability and operations.

Industry 4.0 Initiatives

The Queensland Government is committed to delivering a number of Industry 4.0 initiatives, including awareness raising seminars and practical examples of i4.0 to support manufacturers in their transition to becoming advanced manufacturers.

Learn more about Industry 4.0 Seminars and Masterclasses.

Digital technologies

Industry 4.0 digital technologies represent new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies.

The Internet of Things (IoT)

Also known as the Industrial Internet, the Internet of Things is the connection between physical devices, such as vehicles and appliances, and the communication between them.

Big data and analytics

Big data and analytics is the examination of large and varied datasets to uncover patterns, correlations, trends, preferences, and other useful information that can help organisations with business decisions.

Software and system integration

Integrating all physical and virtual components of an organisation’s system helps to create something that acts like a single system.


Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems from cyberattacks.

Cloud computing

The cloud refers to a network of remote servers hosted on the internet, compared with a local server or a personal computer. It's used to store, manage and process data.

Additive manufacturing (3D printing)

3D printing joins or solidifies material under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, usually by successively adding material layer by layer.

Autonomous robotics and assistive technologies

Robot and other assistive technologies that performs behaviours or tasks with a high degree of autonomy.

Augmented reality

Augmented reality is the technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world to provide a composite view.

Virtual reality

The computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.


Computer-led imitation of a situation or process.


We're raising Industry 4.0 awareness and capabilities through a series of masterclasses. View our events calendar for upcoming opportunities.

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Last updated: 11 Nov 2021