Western Sydney University Launch Pad hosts event on sensor technology and industry collaboration

The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) has held its first information session on the successful adoption of sensor technology and how industry can best link up with research institutions.

THe event was the first in the “Successfully Adopting Smart Sensing Technologies” series, and was held at the Western Sydney University Launch Pad at Werrington in Sydney’s west.

“When industry and academia work together, the most cutting edge technologies give companies a unique advantage,” said NSSN’s BDM, Anthony Morfa.

The event, which was co-hosted by the NSSN and the Department of Industry, was an opportunity for the industry to learn about the advantages of working with researchers at universities and, the different approaches to utilisation of governmental support.

The event was attended by representatives from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, the NSW Department of Industry, the Western Sydney University, the Launch Pad, E-Visuals, LA Pressure and STEMTera.

“The Successfully Adopting Smart Sensing Technologies event was a great opportunity for the industry, to learn from industry, and about how to engage with universities and research organisations, like those in the NSSN,” said Morfa, “Attendees will have left with new strategies to support their businesses.”

As part of the NSW Advanced Manufacturing Development Strategy, the NSW Government is partnering with the NSW Smart Sensing Network and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to deliver the event series.

The series is focussed on how manufacturing businesses can successfully partner with universities to adopt advanced manufacturing technologies that enhance their competitiveness and resilience.

“The success of the event was made possible by the support of the Department of Industry, specifically Ingrid Marsh and Julie Lockyer, and WSU and the Launch Pad program, specifically John Scilly,” Morfa said.