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A partnership between APR.Intern and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) will put new technologies, business models and digitalisation in reach of Australian manufacturing industry.

Under the agreement, IMCRC will provide eligible SMEs and larger businesses with an APR.Intern subsidy of up $10,000. This funding will help drive advanced and digital manufacturing and optimisation solutions by providing manufacturers with access to PhD-level research talent.

This subsidy can be combined with the Australian Government rebate.

These internships will contribute to placements delivered under the Australian Government’s ‘Supporting more women in STEM careers: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)—National Research Internship Program (NRIP)’.


Contact us for more information on how this subsidy can be combined with the Australian Government rebate.



  • Access to specialised PhD expertise
  • Used for controlled practice growth
  • Suitable for short-term skill needs
  • Eligible for R&D tax incentive


  • Short, intensive 3-5 month projects for quick implementation of results
  • Quick turnaround on establishment
  • Responsive to changing business needs and priorities


  • IP stays with company
  • No employment requirements
  • Pre-approved contract
  • Simple and transparent model
  • Proven and trusted


  • Proposal must have Manufacturing relevance
  • One IMCRC Intern Voucher per business per year
  • Project subject to IMCRC review and approval
  • Project proposal should be aligned with Industry 4.0 principles and focus on emerging technologies and business models
Selection Criteria Details
Proposed internship research aligns with IMCRC research themes – Additive manufacturing
– Automation and robots
– Advanced materials
– Sensors and data analytics
– Industry transformation
Proposed internship research is largely MRL3 or higher Research maturity includes at least early proof of concept.
Australian manufacturer or significant part of Australian manufacturing innovation ecosystem Also includes global manufacturers with significant operations in Australia.
Proposed internship research will reasonably lead to manufacturing outcomes in Australia The internship research should result in developing positive changes in the manufacturing partner. E.g. discover or develop opportunities for industry diversification to access new markets; new product or process development; new business models; service extension or improvement; value chain creation; local supplier development; global supply chain access; net export growth; collaboration and industry involvement.


Justin Mabbutt
Business Development Officer, APR.Intern

 0413 050 952

Jason Coonan
Chief Operating Officer, IMCRC

 0418 359 815