Manufacturing SMEs and larger companies can get access to specialised research skills and expertise through an Industry 4.0 incentive to drive business transformation, innovation and digitalisation.

The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), in partnership with APR.Intern’s National Research Internship (NRIP) program, provides funding support to industry partners to place a PhD intern over three, four or five months to undertake research aligned with Industry 4.0 principles and focused on emerging technologies and business models. The STEM PhD interns are able to undertake industry-based training while applying their research skills in an industry setting.

A 50% rebate valued up to $13,000 is available to all small-to-medium and large enterprises across all industry sectors. There are no employment requirements, and IP stays with the company. For further information visit