UAP is collaborating with the IMCRC, Queensland University of Technology and RMIT University to use innovative robotic vision systems and software user-interfaces to reduce the integration time between design and custom manufacturing. This will improve competitive advantage by enhancing the company’s ability to manufacture high-value products and reduce time and cost to manufacture.
This technology will not only provide commercial value to UAP, but will also benefit other Australian manufacturers across different industries such as medical devices, construction and aerospace where mass-customised products are in high demand. A key component of the research is the Design Robotics Open Innovation Network.
The purpose of the Design Robotics Open Innovation Network (OIN) is to share project outcomes and facilitate collaboration across industry for the benefit of the wider Australian manufacturing sector. The Design Robotics Open Innovation Network will serve as an interface to wider industry, both to disseminate project findings and to gain feedback on what industry needs. It will offer hands-on experience, build business opportunities and accelerate the adoption of innovative manufacturing across Australia. This will be achieved by designing a well-targeted peer-to-peer business knowledge transfer program where UAP, QUT, and RMIT will host demonstration events and disseminate findings through the publication of practical know-how around design robotics.

If you are a creative or researcher who would like to collaborate with us through the Design Robotics Open Innovation Network please let us know.


How to apply:

Contact us with a 250-word project proposal.
The proposal must describe how it will use or extend the robotics fabrication capabilities of UAP
Proposals need to be supported by a commercial project.
Proposals must include a timeline, and intended outcomes.

We provide:

We can provide advice and expertise on robotic fabrication
We will document the project and write a report to feature project learnings on the design robotics website
If suitable, support to develop a proposal into a commercial project in collaboration with UAP.

We do not provide:

We will not provide direct project funding for projects. Collaborators need to be supported commercially.