Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution, is the digitalisation of the manufacturing sector driven by the use of data, analytics and human-machine interaction. Industry 4.0 allows for the manufacturing process to be streamlined to maximise efficiency using the latest technologies. By bringing together innovative companies and educational institutions, GEMX is actively exploring the technologies of the future. Within this collaborative space, we aim to navigate and drive the digitalization of manufacturing, maximizing efficiency and embracing the latest advancements.




Invest Northern Ireland

Invest NI is Northern Ireland’s economic development agency, dedicated to supporting local businesses and attracting foreign investment. They offer tailored assistance, including financial support and expert advice, to help companies grow, innovate, and compete globally. Invest NI plays a crucial role in advancing key sectors, fostering collaboration, and contributing to the overall economic development of Northern Ireland.

Industrial Symbiosis

Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation


InvestNI Webinars



Industry 4.0 Centre @ NWRC/ Business Support

The Industry 4.0 Centre at NWRC offers training, consultancy and knowledge integration of cutting-edge technology into industries, current employees and future workforce. The centre features a modern teaching lab for courses in automation, robotics, electronics, cloud tech, AI, machine learning, smart manufacturing and 5G.

Business Support with Skills and Innovation

Industry 4.0 Centre

XR Hub

Case Studies


Smart Manufacturing Data Hub

The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub (SMDH) supports small and medium-sized manufacturers to become more competitive by harnessing the power of data.

Digital solutions, expert guidance and funding are available to companies through the hub, allowing them to explore and evaluate their processes, make operational savings, de-risk investments and become more digital savvy.


Introduction to the Smart Manufacturing Data Hub

Smart Nano Acceleration Programme



FAST Technologies

FAST is an advanced manufacturing company, specializing in automation, robotics and software solutions for companies globally. With 25 years’ experience in industrial automation, FAST provides best in class automation solutions with a proven track record in the application of automation across all sectors. “We help our customers automate so that they can focus on their core business.”

FAST 4.0 Introduction



Digital Catapult

Digital Catapult is a UK-based technology innovation center focused on accelerating the adoption of advanced digital technologies, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and immersive technologies.

It provides a collaborative environment for startups, scale-ups, and established businesses to access expertise and resources, fostering innovation and driving economic growth across various industries.



InterTrade Ireland Innovation Boost

InterTradeIreland is an organization that supports businesses on the island of Ireland by facilitating cross-border trade and innovation. They offer a range of programs and services to help businesses grow and succeed.

The Innovation Boost programme is designed to support cross-border businesses on the island of Ireland by developing and embedding innovation. The program can help fund a high-calibre science, engineering, or technology graduate and partners businesses with a third-level institution with specific expertise.

Innovation Boost



Manufacturing Technology Centre

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is a UK-based research and technology organization dedicated to advancing manufacturing technologies. Focused on collaboration with industry partners, academia, and government bodies, MTC drives innovation in areas like automation, robotics, digital manufacturing, and additive manufacturing. The centre serves as a hub for knowledge exchange and practical application, supporting businesses in adopting cutting-edge technologies to enhance efficiency and competitiveness globally.


Hartree NI

The Hartree Centre, Northern Ireland Hub forms part of the Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation (HNCDI) programme and aims to empower businesses across the region to explore and adopt emerging digital transformation technologies including AI, to gain a competitive advantage.

AI Workshop 21st March