Industry 4.0 - also referred to as the fourth Industrial Revolution - is a broad term for the new technologies and data - such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence - that are revolutionising the worlds of manufacturing and distribution.
Just as businesses 150 years ago had to adapt to electricity enabling mass production, today’s enterprises face the challenge of embracing smart technologies and data to drive intelligent action in the physical world.
Knowing when and how to incorporate these new technologies into your business model isn’t easy, and helping companies adapt to Industry 4.0 is a priority for Callaghan Innovation in its role as New Zealand’s innovation agency.
Supporting the manufacturing sector
We offer a range of Industry 4.0 related products and services to help manufacturers to grow and flourish.
Meet our experts
Sean describes himself as a man “in the trenches” of advanced manufacturing. Spanning both research and production, he brings skills in engineering, continuous improvement and operations to the Manufacturing 4. 0 team.Read more
I work as a Product Manager coordinating and managing the delivery of programmes to improve the productivity of New Zealand businesses. My work balances both data driven insights and collaborating with people to create offerings for customers.Read more
With a career spanning four decades in government science, I've worked my way through various institutions including DSIR Head Office, Applied Maths Division at Victoria University of Wellington, and IRL before finding my current home at Callaghan Innovation's Data Vision team, in Applied Technologies.Read more
I work as a Principal Computer Vision Engineer within the Applied Technologies and Data Vision team. My journey in the realm of computer vision began in 2013 when I completed my PhD in Robotics vision and machine learning at the Australian Center for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney.Read more
I am a senior research scientist in the Applied Technologies, Data Vision team at Callaghan Innovation. I have spent my career researching and helping industrial customers in the field of computer vision, specifically in 3D sensing and 3D processing.Read more
My work as Principal Software Engineer within the Applied Technologies division is mainly in machine learning, computer vision and software engineering using embedded systems.Read more
I am a Principal Research Scientist in the Applied Technologies/Data Vision group working mainly in the areas of artificial intelligence, data science and signal processing.Read more
I work in the Data Vision team as a Principal Research Engineer where my work has included computer vision and data science. In my earlier career I worked on cryptology systems analysis and design, design and construction of microsatellites, digital communications theory, stochastic optimisation and microwave reflectometers.Read more
I am the Acting Team Leader and a Principal Research Scientist in the Data Vision Team. My expertise lies in the exciting fields of AI, machine learning, data science, image processing, and computer vision.Read more
I serve as a Bioinformatics Specialist and Data Scientist within our DataVision team, where my multifaceted expertise in medical and computer science act as a pivotal conduit, bridging these traditionally disparate disciplines.Read more
I'm the Team Leader of the dynamic Data Vision Team and the AI Lead of Digital and AI Whare. We work to solve business challenges through innovative use of data and Artificial Intelligence. My journey includes having pioneered the Data Discovery and Data DIY services at Callaghan Innovation.Read more
I am a Senior Research Scientist in the IoT and Data team. With a passion for cutting-edge technologies and data-driven solutions, my expertise lies in transforming raw data into actionable insights that drive innovation and business growth.Read more
I work in the Data Vision team in the Applied Technologies research group doing work on artificial intelligence. My projects span vision systems and language processing for custom-design systems. These capability research projects are one step on the journey to commercialising technologies for Callaghan Innovation’s customers.Read more
I work in the Data Vision team as a Senior Data Scientist. We’re helping companies using my applied maths skills in the areas of Machine Learning and Finite Element Modelling, and have developed several cutting-edge models in Image Processing and Natural Language Processing.Read more
I am a professional engineering scientist specialising in computational modelling for product development. My research interests revolve around biomechanics modelling, numerical analysis and modelling, and engineering system analysis.Read more
I am a civil engineer working as a Senior Scientist in the Applied Technologies department where I specialise in Advanced Engineering and Materials. My Ph. D. is in construction materials research and my principal research interest is developing sustainable binders and enhancing the longevity of concrete structures.Read more
I’m a Principal Research Scientist working in the Advanced Materials and Engineering group within Applied Technologies. My 25 year research career is focused on materials design, fabrication, and characterisation, moving novel research through to commercialisation.Read more
I work in the Advanced Engineering and Materials team as a Principal Research Engineer specialising in fluids and thermodynamics. My expertise lies in computer-aided engineering, fluid-related machinery and manufacturing.Read more
I work as the Materials Science Technician in the Applied Technologies team specialising in Advanced Engineering and Materials. This uses my expertise in particle size analysis, chemical analysis, and cellulose polymers to contribute to innovative research projects.Read more
I'm a Research Engineer in the Applied Technologies group with a special focus on Advanced Engineering and Materials. My work involves solving challenging engineering problems, and I love getting to work with such passionate and brilliant colleagues and collaborators.Read more
I am a seasoned Principal Research Scientist specialising in Applied Technologies, with a focus on Advanced Engineering and Materials. I have devoted my >30 year career to theoretical and experimental research in dynamic systems, instrumentation, controls, and digital signal processing.Read more
I am a Research Scientist in the Advanced Engineering and Materials team at Callaghan Innovation. My work involves the study of materials, allowing me to manipulate their properties and develop innovative materials with enhanced performance, durability, and functionality.Read more
I work as a Senior Cement Scientist in the Applied Technologies research group where I gather insights into fresh and hardened properties of cement-based construction materials. My past experience includes research into alternative cementing materials such as MgO-SiO2 cements and geopolymers.Read more
I lead the Advanced Engineering & Materials team, one of five teams in our Applied Technologies group. I joined Callaghan Innovation in 2014 after completing a master's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Canterbury. Since joining I have delivered a wide range of projects for our customers.Read more
I work as a Distinguished Scientist in the Applied Technologies team specialising in Advanced Engineering & Materials. My journey with Callaghan Innovation began in 2015 when I joined to spearhead a significant project focused on titanium metallurgy.Read more
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