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The Centre, administered by the Queensland University of Technology, has been made possible through $4.9 million in competitive funding from the Australian Research Council, with an additional $10 million in cash and in-kind support from our research and industry partners.


 will be supported by an exemplar advisory board of industry, government and academic leaders. The Advisory Board will ensure that the Centre considers key current and emerging issues, delivers economic value for Australia and maintains a strong strategic focus. The Advisory Board will be led by Robert McLean AM

The Centre’s core values reflect who we are and how we approach our work.

Everything we do is E.P.I.C:

  • Excellent – World leading research with transformational outcomes for industry.
  • People-centric – Positive, inclusive and supportive people building a workforce for the future.
  • Innovative – Forward thinking solutions created for industry through interdisciplinary research.
  • Collaborative – Multi-sector and multi-disciplinary expertise unified in a shared goal to improve the Australian manufacturing industry.