NICTA has opened a new Knowledge Hub in Sydney aimed at driving growth through collaborative industry partnerships in key sectors in NSW and the national economy.
The new Transport and Logistics Living Lab (TALLL), at the Australian Technology Park in the suburb of Eveleigh, is one of five key knowledge hubs in NSW.
The new hub, officially launched today by the NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, Victor Dominello, builds on the success of NICTA’s former logistics cluster. It has a membership of more than 50 industry participants, including large and small businesses and research and industry associations such as the CSIRO, the Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF), the Export Council of Australia, the Australian Logistics Council (ALC), and NSW Government, including Transport for NSW.
The Minister said, “This is the fifth Knowledge Hub to receive NSW Government support with an investment of $1.7 million over two years. Bringing together government and industry is key to promoting digital innovation and the Transport and Logistics Living Lab, along with the existing Knowledge Hubs, will do just that.”
NICTA describes the new hub as a “living, breathing cluster of people who want to work together to make transport and logistics as good as it can be”, and it features supply chain process prototypes in a demonstration space providing a central location for collaboration between industry and NICTA’s leading researchers, IT providers, universities, government and regulators, to jointly shape the future of transport and logistics through industry-led projects.
NICTA’s Transport and Logistics Living Lab Leader, Neil Temperley, says the new lab will facilitate the connection of a diverse and fragmented Transport and Logistics industry to bring “innovation and best-practice adoption into the sector across high impact factors such as optimisation, information exchange, visibility, traceability, quality assurance and security.”
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