We helped Australian companies increase their global relevance through research-led innovation in manufacturing products, processes and services
IMCRC was a highly successful industry-led, for-impact cooperative research centre with a vision for Australian manufacturing to be thriving, relevant and globally integrated. We helped Australian companies increase their relevance through collaborative, market-driven research in manufacturing business models, products, processes, and services.
In collaboration with companies, research organisations, industry associations, and government, we:
- Co-funded, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, broad, multidisciplinary and industry-led research projects that deliver commercial outcomes
- Advanced the wider cause of manufacturing transformation through industry education and public advocacy.
The fourth industrial revolution has presented Australian companies with vast opportunities to create new products and services, expand into new supply chains and markets at home and around the world, and attract and develop a new generation of skilled employees.
By investing in collaborative research and innovative technologies, we helped change the public perception of ‘brand manufacturing’ of capital-intensive, labour-intensive production facilities, to embracing the fourth industrial transformation, in which companies leverage digital technologies, including Industry 4.0, to deliver intellectual property, value adding, customisation and business models to sell new products and services to a global market.
Our mission was to help catalyse the transformation of Australian manufacturing through collaborative investment, research impact and innovation.
- Purposeful investment
- Industry-led focus and collaboration
- Bold entrepreneurship
- Inspirational yet humble leadership
- Passionate advocacy
We believed in research collaboration and manufacturing innovation.
By connecting companies and research organisations, and sharing knowledge and resources, we aim to make Australian manufacturing innovative, effective, resilient and relevant.