Championed innovation.
Catalysed change.

The Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) ran from 2016 to 2022 and was a highly successful, independent and for-impact Cooperative Research Centre. By championing innovation across 71 research and development (R&D) projects, IMCRC helped catalysed the transformation of Australian manufacturing.

The impact of IMCRC


2016–2022 Highlights and Achievements

With the successful completion of 71 transformative manufacturing projects, IMCRC and its industry partners have proven how collaborative investment, research impact and innovation have strengthened the competitiveness, productivity and resilience of Australia’s manufacturing industry.

Case studies

Read about the businesses that are investing in R&D and collaborating with Australian universities and the CSIRO to develop, scale-up and realise new ideas, products and services.


Kurloo: Monitoring the displacement impact on structures and surfaces

Lightning Protection International (LPI)

Smart coatings for the next generation of lightning strike protection devices


Development of lightweight Australian composite overwrapped gun barrels