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Breakfast Bites - Hub 4.0

Thursday, June 25, 2020
7:30 AM

Committee member Tania Goodman will be interviewing Dr Paul Di Pietro.

Paul is the Director, Facility for Intelligent Fabrication, and Industry Engagement Leader, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at University of Wollongong.

The federal government has pledged $2 million for an industry hub managed by the University of Wollongong (UOW) in the Shoalhaven. The project is one of four funded by the Federal government to enhance collaboration between universities and business that will lead to new jobs, business opportunities and productivity gains.

The hub is likely to benefit agribusiness, defence and manufacturing industries. UOW also hopes to partner with Shoalhaven City Council to ensure the local community benefits from the project. Businesses can benefit from the use of facilities by upskilling their employees, or using facilities to create customised, high-value goods. Equipped with cobots and industrial robots, the Hub will provide a collaborative environment for students, industry specialists and entrepreneurs and is set to position the Shoalhaven at the forefront of advanced manufacturing.

The investment comes as Australia’s industries begin to adopt new digital and robotic production technologies. The pilot program will be led by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences and UOW hopes the industry hub will further position Nowra and the Shoalhaven as an investment location for Australian and multi-national corporations.

*Disclaimer - the online zoom meeting will be recorded and placed on the spba YouTube channel and website for public view.

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