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

71

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

25

projects to date to successful completion

2022 Annual Highlights

Australian manufacturing has kept the momentum it gained emerging from the pandemic. In 2022, we helped our industry and research partners accelerate their  manufacturing innovation efforts to deliver strategic solutions that enable them to embrace and adapt to new business challenges and achieve long-term success.

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

Advanced engineered surfaces for hydrometallurgy ball valves

Controlling and maintaining safety in hydrometallurgy production of critical minerals

News

R&D collaboration delivers world-first Australian-made geotechnical sensor

Smart, robust and energy-efficient sensor suited to Australia’s environment

Events

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