Championing innovation.
Catalysing change.

The Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) is an independent, for-impact cooperative research centre. By championing innovation we catalyse change that will transform the future of Australian manufacturing.

Future proofing Australian manufacturing

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Co-investing

$34m

of Commonwealth and other funding in collaborative research and innovation

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Supporting

~70

industry-led research collaborations, of which 80% are with manufacturing SMEs

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Catalysing

$230m

manufacturing R&D investment portfolio

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Working with

85+

industry and research organisations

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Guiding

8

projects to date to successful completion

2021 Annual Highlights

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the Australian manufacturing industry into sharp focus. In the past financial year, we worked closely with our industry and research partners to address emerging business challenges, identify new research opportunities and co-fund manufacturing R&D projects that help them translate innovative ideas into real-world manufacturing and commercial outcomes.

A transformation is underway

Australian manufacturing is transforming. More and more businesses are collaborating and investing in R&D with Australian universities and the CSIRO to develop, scale-up and realise new ideas, products and services that help them thrive in today’s global economy.

Our latest case studies

BAE Systems Maritime Australia

Accelerating the uptake and diffusion of innovative manufacturing technologies in Australian shipbuilding and supply chain: the human factor

Monitum

Kurloo: Monitoring the displacement impact on structures and surfaces

HYDAC Australia

Virtual and augmented reality maintenance training

Projects

Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) solution for real-time assessment of product quality

Digitalisation of manufacturing and quality assurance processes

News

Materials Science contribution to advanced manufacturing

Dr Matthew Young
Materials Australia
June 2022

Events

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