Located in the Shoalhaven, Industry 4.0 Hub is a collaborative environment open to students, industry and entrepreneurs.
Speaker 1: Hi, I'm Donna Payne from the Department of Regional New South Wales. I'm the Deputy Director Regional Development for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Region. Department of Regional New South Wales and the University for quite a long time been actively engaged with defence industry in the region and it was through that connection that I first learned about Industry 4.0. Primarily as a connector, introducing the Hub to the businesses that I work with and introducing the businesses that I meet into the Hub, I would definitely recommend the Industry 4.0 Hub. It's a valuable part of the industry's education and research ecosystem, and that benefits the existing and emerging engine industries in the Shoalhaven, including the defence industry, advanced manufacturing, the nutraceutical and beverage manufacturing and circular economy. All of these sectors benefit from that kind of collaboration.
Speaker 2: We got involved with Industry for Hub to help rapidly prototyping closures for our system. We've used the 3D printers, mainly at the Hub. The benefit of that is we can get prototypes in our hands much faster, which has accelerated our research and development time tenfold. I would highly recommend the Hub to any SME's or entrepreneurs in the local area. It's allowed us to stay industry-ready and discover new emerging technologies without having to venture out into the major cities, which has saved us a lot of time and resources.
Speaker 3: My company started 22 years ago, but in the last five years I've started developing and designing an Australian designed portable barbecue which was being manufactured in China. After the second nine month lead time, I felt I'd bring the manufacture to Australia. By using a co-bot, it'll make it a safer environment and we will get a better product because there will be less damage.
Speaker 4: I represent the Alkath Group, we're located in South Nowra. We have two predominant businesses being Global Defence Solutions and Millori solutions. Both provide bespoke solutions for the Defence Force. We have Global Defence Solutions, provides deployable infrastructure, so your soft shelter and your hard shelter containerized systems and Millori Solutions provide training, test and evaluation support to defence. So our engineers at the Alkath Group were able to come and work with the research engineers here at the Industry 4.0 Hub and utilise the equipment in the space and that talent that Industry 4.0 have has available.