(GER, 2018) Siemens partners with Swinburne University to create Australia’s first demonstration and application centre – Mindshare - to be located at Swinburne’s Factory of the Future at its Hawthorne campus.
MindSphere is a cloud based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) operating system developed by Siemens. It connects products, plants, systems and machines to harness the wealth of data with advanced analytics.
This partnership is an extension of Siemen’s $135 million product lifecycle management (PLM) industrial software grant to Swinburne University in 2017.
Eight industry partners have signed an agreement with Siemens to become MindSphere Foundation Partners in Australia. They are: Alliance Automation, Globetech, NZ Controls, Centric PA, Spectrum Automation, Nukon, Interlate and Mescada.
Speaking at the launch Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksandar Subic, said the centre would provide an environment for industry and students to co-create, develop and demonstrate the capabilities and outcomes made possible using MindSphere.
The centre will facilitate the creation of applications in advanced manufacturing, smart cities and transport, health and other areas. This is an important stage in the implementation of our Industry 4.0 Strategy.
Students across the entire education and training continuum, from apprenticeships across bachelor and master programs and all the way to PhD research, will be developing and using this technology for different industrial applications as part of their learning in collaboration with industry.
This centre will provide a showcase and active demonstration of the capabilities and outcomes possible using global technology platforms.