The NSW Government will invest $25 million in a new Sydney Manufacturing Hub within the University of Sydney’s Engineering campus. The new Hub forms part of the NSW Government’s Tech Central precinct which will host high-technology research institutions and manufacturing companies in central Sydney.
“Already home to our most ambitious emerging tech startups, scaleups and researchers from quantum computing to space technology and now advanced manufacturing, Tech Central is growing by leaps and bounds,” said Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney and Minister for Trade and Industry Stuart Ayres.
“Western Sydney in particular has a thriving manufacturing industry and supporting the future of the industry by partnering with our leading advanced manufacturing researchers will ensure that NSW manufacturers are able to innovate for the future and meet seemingly impossible challenges head-on.
“Developing NSW’s capability in advanced and additive manufacturing is a crucial step in positioning our state to be a global force in industries such as aerospace, autonomous vehicles, biotechnology, defence and maritime technology and robotics.”
The new Hub will provide capabilities for design, 3D printing of metals, ceramics and polymers, as well as post-processing heat treatment, advanced characterisation and other advanced manufacturing technologies crucial for developing the industries of the future.
University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Scott AO said the University has continued to demonstrate its capacity as a R&D leader in the region by working closely with the public and private sector.
“The Sydney Manufacturing Hub, situated in Darlington at the very heart of ‘Tech Central’ is a key demonstrator for what is ultimately possible when government, industry and higher education work together on high-impact technologies,” Professor Scott said.