Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems

Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems (LISMS) is the leading research institute on Industry 4.0 in New Zealand.

About usOur research

Core Features


We deliver high impact and internationally-renowned cloud manufacturing research and technologies.



We are changing the world by providing innovative and effective solutions to challenges in manufacturing, healthcare, primary industries, service industries, education and fundamental sciences.


Broad capabilities

Our highly talented and diverse team has experience in the field of cloud manufacturing and automation, including in the areas of human-robot interaction, cyber-physical systems, artificial intelligence, digital realities, robotics, and other hardware technologies.


Our team of mechanical and mechatronic engineers and computer scientists are highly collaborative throughout all stages of research.

Global partnerships

Based at the New Zealand’s leading university, we have access to the largest research commercialization company of its kind in Australasia, UniServices, and have established commercial and research partnerships across the globe.

Ideal test bed

 Operating within New Zealand, we take advantage of the unique opportunities of a small and heterogeneous market with an accessible regulatory framework, making us an ideal test bed for new technologies.

Industry collaboration

If you think a collaboration with us would be beneficial for your company, if you would like to visit our laboratory or just want to know more about Industry 4.0, do not hesitate to contact us.


The concept of Industry 4.0 is conceived as the fourth Industrial Revolution in 2011. Recognised as the successor to the three earlier Industrial Revolutions, Industry 4.0 represents a smart manufacturing paradigm for the Factories of the Future. Value chains and value networks will be digitally connected, efficiently organized and managed, and optimized in real time. This is enabled by the seamless integration of everything in, and around a manufacturing operation (suppliers, plants, distributors, and even the products) in the core concept of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Industry 4.0 is ushering in a new era of industrial production, in which the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Services (IoS), Internet of Data, and Internet of People can be realized.



Assisting local industries in better understanding Industry 4.0


Encouraging collaborations between industry and researchers


Showcasing and implementing the research works at local industries