The launch of a new Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) will play a key role in the transformation of Australia’s manufacturing industry.
The IMCRC will collaborate with manufacturing businesses, research organisations, industry associations and government, investing significantly in partnerships that support innovation.
It’s main aim is to ensure Australian industry can meet the challenges and opportunities of the global economy.
Speaking at the launch of the IMCRC in Melbourne yesterday, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator Arthur Sinodinos, said the IMCRC is a significant step forward in assisting the transformation of the Australian manufacturing industry.
“Manufacturing is an essential part of Australia’s knowledge economy and innovation ecosystem, our manufacturers need to capitalise on today’s emerging opportunities for our economy to remain strong in the future,” he said.
“By building extensive industry networks, collaborating with the various Growth Centres, and directly engaging with manufacturers, the IMCRC will provide a focal point for innovative manufacturing businesses.”
Courtesy of Robotics Today