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Industry 4.0 Hub

Located in the Shoalhaven, Industry 4.0 Hub is a collaborative environment open to students, industry and entrepreneurs.

Providing access to staff, information, training, technology demonstrations and a link to the expertise and capabilities that are available through the UOW Facilities, this ecosystem will provide a setting to learn about, workshop and implement Industry 4.0 principles into practice.

What is Industry 4.0?



Industry 4.0, also known as the “fourth Industrial Revolution”, is a new wave of innovation centred on automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Industry 4.0 uses transformative technologies to connect the physical world with the digital world. 

Current trends include

  • Advanced automation and robotics (including collaborative robots or cobots).
  • Machine-to-machine and human-to-machine communication
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Sensor technology and data analytics

For companies and industry to reap the full benefits of Industry 4.0, having the opportunity to see Industry 4.0 related technology in action, finding out how it can be applied and getting the required financial and technical assistance to implement it are key to success.

Watch this space

The Hub is currently being fitted out and made ready to accept visitors. We encourage those interested in visiting the Hub, whether you are a business, school or member of the public, to please join our mailing list to be notified once we launch the space and to keep you up to date with developments and events.


The Hub will be equipped with cobots and other leading-edge technology to show how it can make a difference in manufacturing, product development and production.

 A maker space will allow individuals and companies to rapidly prototype products or custom make components. Sensors and IoT technology can demonstrate how Industry 4.0 can be used to gather, analyse and extract maximum benefit from information. Experts will be on hand to help with selecting, integrating and using technology.

Recent news

Tania Goodman and Dr Paul Di Pietro talk to Triple U FM about the new Industry 4.0 Hub that will be out at the UOW Shoalhaven Campus in the coming months.


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Regionally connected, UOW’s Shoalhaven Campus in West Nowra delivers education offerings, services and R&D, helping ensure the smart and innovative jobs and employees of the future are readily available.

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