IMCRC Industry-driven Research
The IMCRC's four industry-driven research themes have assembled an outstanding array of researchers to provide platforms of capability across key enablers of manufacturing innovation. The four research themes span the latest frontiers in engineering, materials science, electronics, design and business innovation. They are designed to evolve over the life of the IMCRC, in line with industry demand, emerging technologies and business opportunities.
Industry participants will have the opportunity to work with researchers and like-minded industry partners to conceive and implement transformational, multi-disciplinary programs of research that draw on these platform capabilities in a combination designed to deliver competitive advantage.
Programs will comprise a dossier of integrated projects and transformational activities to achieve impactful outcomes and realise benefits of strategic importance to participating end user firms. The principles underpinning IMCRC's approach to managing and delivering successful programs are summarised as follows:
The context for IMCRC's cross-cutting research programs will be based principally around the high growth sectors identified in the Commonwealth Government's Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. IMCRC industry participants will commission programs of research focused on one or more of the following high growth sectors:
IMCRC Research Themes & Growth Sector matrix
The IMCRC will deliver high-impact programmes of collaborative research by applying an integrated suite of research skills from across the four research themes to intersect with the sector-focused needs of our industry end-users. These multidisciplinary research programmes will comprise a series of projects, carefully crafted and executed to deliver significant benefits to our participants and creating important insights to be shared with our wider Portal Partner community.
The following diagram represents the IMCRC Research Theme/Growth Sector matrix within which research programs will be conceived and delivered (Additive Manufacturing is used as an example of a key and relevant enabling manufacturing technology):