The Factory of the Future has been developed to provide a collaborative platform for advanced manufacturing (industry 4.0 and 5.0) focused innovation.
Western's Bold Vision
Fostering close ties between Western Sydney University and local industry, this new innovation hub seeks to empower local Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), as well as start ups, individual and large corporate entities, to meet the evolving demands of global customers, enabling them to tap into global supply chains and grow regional innovation.
The Factory of the Future is located on the ground and first floors within the new Western Sydney University Bankstown City Campus.
The facility promotes multi-threaded collaboration, offering access to cutting-edge technology and a suite of innovation services tailored to meet a broad range of industry needs, with specific tailoring to cover the breadth of advanced manufacturing.
The network is supported by an innovation ecosystem, with the Launch Pad Business Incubator and Enterprise Unit providing the essential mentorship, training, networking and activity curatorship to enable and support successful collaboration.
An Innovation Ecosystem
Empowering the Workforce
The Factory of the Future is not just a physical location; it represents an end-to-end innovation service. Local industries can collaborate with students, researchers, academics, and other businesses to:
An Ecosystem of Transformation
The Factory of the Future has a focus on aiding local firms in adopting Industry 4.0 and 5.0 strategies to transform their businesses. By creating manufacturing ecosystems, it delivers: