IMCRC I activate

Australia’s manufacturing future belongs to those who invest in advanced technologies and new business models

Get set for the future, now.

IMCRC activate is a new initiative to help Australian manufacturers take action and gain a competitive edge in the post-COVID-19 world.

IMCRC offers manufacturers access to R&D expertise and matched cash funding between $50,000 – $100,000 for shorter-term, industry-led research projects in advanced manufacturing and digital technologies (Industry 4.0). Through collaboration with an IMCRC partner university/research organisation, manufacturers have the opportunity not just to explore but to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies and innovative business models within their organisation.

The aim of IMCRC active is to stimulate and incentivise investment in Australian manufacturing research and development, and thus create a path for business and economic recovery post COVID-19.

Learn more about the WHY, HOW and WHAT of the IMCRC activate initiative.


Hear from IMCRC participants

Three organisations that couldn’t be any more different – UAP, Tradiebot Industries and Mineral Technologies – invest in manufacturing research.

With the help of Australian universities, they explore enabling technologies such as 3D printing, robotics and automation to transform their business. Hear from them how tapping into IMCRC’s network of industry experts, researchers and other manufacturers, has allowed them to learn, obtain better insights, and thus create better outcomes for their organisations.

The value from collaborating with IMCRC has been the diversity of thought processes that have come through the various teams. Such a diverse group of staff would be difficult to replicate in your own R&D team without an infinite budget.” 


Alex de Andrade, Global Manager Sales, Equipment and Technology, Mineral Technologies