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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.


Innovation Ecosystem

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:

Enhance Innovation

Identify and exploit new technologies, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in a low risk and exploratory environment.

Expand Networks

Grow collaborative regional, national and international networks, develop a talented workforce, and attract fresh talent.

Access State-of-the-Art Facilities

Enable use of cutting-edge equipment and facilities in a cost-effective manner that is supported by training and experienced technicians.

Explore Sustainable Manufacturing

Seek guidance and explore sustainable manufacturing practices, considering the potential financial and environmental benefits for your business.


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:

Digital Transformation

Helping businesses embrace the digital revolution.

Technology Adoption

Guiding commercialization pathways for global competitiveness.

Sustainable Manufacturing

Promoting circular methodologies for long-term sustainability.

Business Model Innovation

Facilitating new ways of doing business.

Access to Supply Chains

Connecting businesses to local and international supply chains.

The Factory of the Future is set to become a nexus of innovation, redefining how we approach advanced manufacturing and industry-university collaboration.