InnovationAus Award finalists: Industry 4.0

Denham Sadler
Senior Reporter

The fourth industrial revolution is all about altering how businesses create and capture value utilising cutting-edge technologies in novel and ground-breaking ways. These include Internet of Things devices, automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning and digital twins.

Known as Industry 4.0, this has seen smart and autonomous systems being applied to manufacturing, a field Australia has traditionally performed well. This has helped advanced manufacturers to deliver better real-time decisions, improved tracking and risk reduction, leading to improved productivity and efficiency.

The 2022 InnovationAus Award for Excellence in the Industry 4.0 category is all about celebrating Australia’s most innovative companies in this field.

The finalists for the Industry 4.0 Award are:

The 2022 InnovationAus Awards for Excellence winners and finalists will be celebrated at a gala dinner on Thursday, 17 November 2022. You can book your tickets here.

Bringing digital innovations to the physical manufacturing world creates a wealth of opportunity for the country, including in wireless connectivity, self-regulation and the improved use of big data.

We’ve already seen this emerge in digital twins, where a digital model is made of a physical product, process or operation to allow for testing and design in the virtual world.

Behind the finalists:

Advanced Navigation has the lofty goal of being the first Australian company to reach the moon.

Offering industry-leading navigation systems and robotics, the company is developing two unique navigation systems designed and manufactured in Australia and used by the likes of NASA, Tesla, Google and Apple.

The company already boasts more than 35,000 systems in the field, more than 1200 clients around the world and its products being used by nine of the 10 largest tech companies in the world.

Canopus Networks was launched in 2018 to help telecommunications firms access better insights and data to drive their decision-making and profitability.

Spun out of the University of New South Wales, Canopus Networks helps telcos to better forecast their long-term bandwidth requirements, better manage surge events and target their infrastructure investments based on usage data.

Dash Maintainer Tools is a Perth-based mining technology firm helping companies to collect data from their machines without placing any humans in danger.

Its technology helps maintenance workers to undertake most testing from a distance of 100m away from the machine using a phone, laptop or tablet to connect with the vehicle or equipment.

This is done using existing sensors on these machines and an extendable network of sensors that can be permanently fitted to them.

Silicon Quantum Computing was launched in 2017 with $83 million in equity funding from the Commonwealth, the University of New South Wales, Telstra and the NSW government.

Commercialising IP developed through the Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communications Technology and led by Professor Michelle Simmons, the company has pioneered the development of quantum computing technology, and has already achieved a number of world firsts.

The InnovationAus 2022 Awards for Excellence are supported by: Investment NSW, AusIndustry, Australian Computer Society, Technology Council of Australia, Verizon, Mimecast, Microsoft Australia, Digital Health CRC (DHCRC), Agile Digital, METS Ignited, Innovation Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) CSIRO, and Q-CTRL.

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