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
of Commonwealth and other funding in collaborative research and innovation
industry-led research collaborations, of which 80% are with manufacturing SMEs
manufacturing R&D investment portfolio
industry and research organisations
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.
The IMCRC has been a catalyst for fundamental change in our business. Industry 4.0 technologies, such as the robotics we are integrating into our processes, are changing manufacturing.
Founder and Managing Director of Urban Art Projects (UAP)
Our experience working with the IMCRC has changed how we approach innovation globally and was a key consideration in our decision to open a dedicated R&D facility in Australia.
Senior Director of R&D for Stryker’s Digital, Robotics, and Enabling Technologies Organisation
To build a strong, modern and resilient Australian economy, we need to strengthen industry-led research collaborations through frameworks, like IMCRC’s, that spark innovation and help businesses compete, scale-up their operations and embrace new market opportunities.
The Hon Ian Macfarlane
Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council and IMCRC Chair