OPTIMA partners with industry and research institutions to develop solutions to complex optimisation problems pervasive in the Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Resources, Infrastructure, and other sectors.

Our industry partners all seek to do more with less – e.g. efficient energy generation, managing critical infrastructure resources, efficient and sustainable manufacturing – often focusing on multiple and conflicting commercial, environmental and societal goals. OPTIMA collaborates with our industry partners to work on their specific challenge problems while developing an industry-ready optimisation toolkit to improve the future global competitiveness of our current industry partners, and others who will join us over the life of the Centre.

OPTIMA will transform optimisation technology to prioritise end-user ease, comprehension, and trust.

Benefits of partnering with OPTIMA include:

  • A solution to the particular optimisation challenge of the industry partner.
  • Access to numerous optimisation experts in a Centre with >100 members.
  • A high-quality PhD student undertaking a six to 12-month placement in industry.
  • New IP generated, with the expectation that industry partners will commercialise.
  • Training opportunities for our industry partners to upskill in optimisation technologies.
  • Influence on the training and mentoring of the next generation workforce.
  • An optimisation toolkit developed in line with industry needs.

Current Industry Partners

Melbourne Water: To help make Melbourne a fantastic place to live, we supply affordable, high-quality water, provide reliable sewerage treatment and resource recovery, manage healthy waterways, provide integrated drainage management and flood resiliency, and maintain outstanding natural community spaces.

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AGL operate Australia’s largest electricity generation portfolio, with an operated generation capacity of 11,208 MW, which accounts for approximately 20% of the total generation capacity within Australia’s National Electricity Market. We deliver 3.95 million gas, electricity, and telecommunications services to our residential, small and large business, and wholesale customers across Australia.

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South East Water is a metropolitan water retailer providing water, sewerage and recycled water services to over 1.83 million people in the south east of Melbourne.

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MECCA Brands is an innovative Melbourne-based luxury beauty retailer presenting 200 beauty brands from around the globe across over 100 stores in Australia and New Zealand and a market leading online store.

Projects

Boeing Aerostructures Australia is the country’s only designer and manufacturer of advanced composite aerostructure components for commercial aircraft.  Today the business designs, tests, certifies and produces world-class advanced structures for a range of Boeing aerospace products.

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Future Fibre Technologies

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Ausnet Services Pty Ltd is a diversified Australian energy infrastructure business with over $10.8 billion of electricity and gas network and connection assets. These assets, provided by our regulated networks and our commercial energy services business Mondo, deliver energy safely and reliably to around 1.5 million customers across Victoria. AusNet Services is focused on ensuring all our customers can rely on our networks to deliver energy while we work to adapt and evolve the networks to support the shift to more renewable generation and the spectrum of customer needs.

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International Partners