ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Australian manufacturing innovation is here. New products, process and business models that deliver commercial value and catalyse growth opportunities.

The IMCRC conference is your opportunity to discover innovation in advanced and digital technologies that will disrupt and transform manufacturing business models, processes and services. By bringing together IMCRC’s industry and research participants – thought leaders, industry experts, researchers and students – the conference is your chance to share insights, discuss industry trends and shape the conversation about what is next in manufacturing innovation.

Hosted alongside National Manufacturing Week/Austech, the conference is offering you the opportunity to engage with Australia’s manufacturing community at large and explore the latest manufacturing trends and technologies. This is an event not to be missed.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Shape the conversation about what’s next for Australian manufacturing

and discover how research in manufacturing business models, products, processes and services is transforming Australia’s manufacturing industry

Understand the importance of industry-led research

and why forward-thinking manufacturers collaborate with universities to unlock new business opportunities and build a competitive advantage for their organisation

Connect with IMCRC’s network of thought leaders, industry experts and researchers

who are passionate about innovation and want to advance Australian manufacturing

Get insights that help spur new research ideas

and/or accelerate project progress

Hear PhD students pitch their research

in Australian manufacturing

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

12:00pm

REGISTRATION & LUNCH

12:10pm

STUDENT PITCH

Moderator: Dr Min Yin Yap / Dr Jason Coonan

Topic: PhD students pitch their research projects

1:00pm

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Presenter: David Chuter

Topic: IMCRC and why we are championing manufacturing innovation

1:10pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Australian Manufacturing

Presenter: The Hon. Ian Macfarlane

Topic: State of play and the impact of manufacturing innovation in Australia

1:25pm

INDUSTRY PANEL

Industry – research collaboration: Unlocking manufacturing potential in Australia

Chair: Emeritus Professor Roy Green, UTS

• Dr Greg Whiteley, Whiteley Corporation

• Neil Matthews, RUAG Australia

• Matthew Tobin, UAP

• Mark Mitchell, Supercool

• Jess Maddren, Mineral Technologies

Topic: The potential that research collaboration creates in the manufacturing sector and beyond. Industry leaders share the WHY, HOW and WHAT of their collaboration with Australian research organisations.

2:30pm

BREAK

3:00pm

INTERVIEW

In conversation with Innes Willox

Interviewer: Jess Maddren, Mineral Technologies

Topic: The workforce of the future and the roles research collaboration plays in skilling the next generation of manufacturers

3:30pm

PROJECT INSIGHTS

SPEE3D – Machine Vision for Industry 4.0 high-speed 3D printing

Presenter: Bryon Kennedy, SPEE3D

Topic: Additive manufacturing of metals, 3D scanning

3:45pm

PROJECT INSIGHTS

Tradiebot – Automated 3D printing repairs

Presenter: Mario Dimovski, Tradiebot Industries

Topic: Industry 4.0, Automation and robotics, additive manufacturing

4:00pm

PROJECT INSIGHTS

Design Robotics – Teaching robots to see

Presenter: Dr Glenda Caldwell and Dr Jared Donovan, QUT

Topic: Robotics and vision systems, industry collaboration through the Design Robotics Open Innovation Network (OIN)

4:15pm

PROJECT INSIGHTS

CadWalkDesign visualisation of manufacturing facilities in life size scale

Presenter: Gerhard Kimenkowski

Topic: Augmented, virtual and mixed reality

4:30pm

BREAK

4:40pm

STUDENT PANEL

The future of manufacturing: Ideas from the next generation of manufacturers

Chair: Dr Jason Coonan

Topic: Talking to the winners of the student pitch

5:00pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Disruption

Presenter: Gus Balbontin (Lonely Planet)

Topic: Disruption through digital technologies, new business models

5:50pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Closing remarks

Presenter: David Chuter

Topic: Outlook on what is next in manufacturing innovation

6:00pm

NETWORKING RECEPTION

In collaboration with National Manufacturing Week and Austech at the Munich Brauhaus

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Matthew Tobin

Founder and Managing Director

UAP

Dr Greg Whiteley

Executive Chairman

Whiteley Corporation

Jess Maddren

General Manager

Mineral Technologies

Innes Willox

Chief Executive

AI Group

Glenda Caldwell

Senior Lecturer in Design

QUT

Neil Matthews

Senior Manager Advanced Technology and Engineering

RUAG Australia

David Chuter

CEO and Managing Director

Innovative Manufacturing CRC

Hon. Ian Macfarlane

Chair

Innovative Manufacturing CRC

Professor Roy Green

UTS Innovation Adviser

University of Technology Sydney

Byron Kennedy

Co-founder and CEO

SPEE3D

Mario Dimovski

Founder and Chief Creator

Tradiebot

Gus Balbontin

Former Executive Director and CTO

Lonely Planet

Dr. Jason Coonan

Chief Operating Officer

Innovative Manufacturing CRC

Mark Mitchell

Managing Director

Supercool

Gerhard Kimenkowski

Chief Excitement Officer

CADwalk

Dr Min-Yin Yap

Project Research Officer

Innovative Manufacturing CRC

Register your participation in the IMCRC Annual conference today!