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Preparing for the future
Publication Date: 
August 2017

Industry 4.0 Testlabs were a strategic initiative of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce.

They will be:

  • central to improving the competitiveness of Australian manufacturing industries through adopting Industry 4.0 technologies and workforce transformation
  • located across Australia at leading research organisations in partnership with industry

This report is a guide on Industry 4.0 Testlabs in Australia. It captures the fundamental principles of what defines an Industry 4.0 Testlab, regardless of its manufacturing process, industry, application or products.

Section 1:

  • Context and significance of the fourth industrial revolution.
  • The digital transformation that defines Industry 4.0.
  • Industry 4.0 Testlabs technology, standards and security considerations.

Section 2:

Looks at Testlab developments across Australia and their industry focus with particular use cases of Industry 4.0 across Australia.

Section 3:

  • Demonstrates the important role Industry 4.0 Testlabs will play in transforming Australian manufacturing.
  • Provides some practical advice on how workforce and digital transformation leads an organisation towards achieving an Industry 4.0 capability.

German-Australian Cooperation on Industrie 4.0

German-Australian Cooperation on Industrie 4.0 [1.6MB PDF]

German-Australian Cooperation on Industrie 4.0 [710KB DOCX]

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The Prime Minister's Industry 4.0 Taskforce was renamed the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum.

Contact us

Email industry4.0@industry.gov.au