A funding 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, 23 skilled PhDs will be matched to manufacturing SMEs and larger companies to apply their specialist expertise to drive advanced and digital manufacturing and optimisation solutions.

The projects will attract up to $13,000 in IMCRC support and a rebate under APR.Intern’s National Research Internship (NRIP) program.

PROGRAM COSTS

IMCRC PARTNERS

Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) Voucher

TOTAL 3-MONTH PROJECT COST = $20K

IMCRC CONTRIBUTION = $10K

INDUSTRY PARTNER UPFRONT COMMITMENT = $10K

GOV. REBATE TO INDUSTRY PARTNER = $5K

NET COST TO INDUSTRY PARTNER = $5K

MANUFACTURERS

Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) Voucher

TOTAL 3-MONTH PROJECT COST = $20K

IMCRC CONTRIBUTION = $5K

INDUSTRY PARTNER UPFRONT COMMITMENT = $15K

GOV. REBATE TO INDUSTRY PARTNER = $7.5K

NET COST TO INDUSTRY PARTNER = $7.5K

HOW IT WORKS

COST-EFFECTIVE

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

RAPID RESULTS

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

HASSLE FREE

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

INDUSTRY ELIGIBILITY

  • 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

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Rachel Geddes
Business Development Manager, APR.Intern

 0433 488 213
r.geddes@aprintern.org.au

Jason Coonan
Chief Operating Officer, IMCRC

 0418 359 815
jason.coonan@imcrc.org