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.
2016–2022 Highlights and Achievements
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
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.
Lightning Protection International (LPI)
Smart coatings for the next generation of lightning strike protection devices