The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) was established in 2015 as a key plank of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centre Initiative. Its goal is to drive innovation, productivity and competitiveness across Australia’s manufacturing industry. AMGC is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation and is run by a board and management team of industry experts. It is connected with a nationwide network of manufacturers, universities and research institutions, and export hubs. The Centre’s role is to share its respected research on how the industry can transform to become more advanced. AMGC puts its research into action by engaging with manufacturers and universities in high-impact projects and export hub opportunities. AMGC encourages likeminded manufacturers and research institutions to join its ranks. Membership is open and free of charge to those who care about developing a more globally competitive manufacturing sector.
Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund (AMESRF)
The AMESRF fund backs industry-led, small scale and pilot research projects, with an emphasis on fast, tangible results. The focus for the AMESRF is on projects that start with a Manufacturing Readiness Level and/or Technology Readiness Level of between 1 and 4.
Stage of Development: MVP
AMGC Core Projects Fund
AMGC supports projects to commercialise innovation. In this way, approved projects demonstrate how to enhance Australia’s competitiveness and set the direction for industry across the country. Successful projects start at a Manufacturing Readiness Level and/or Technology Readiness Level of between 4 and 8.
Stage of Development: Commercialisation