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 optimisation challenge of the industry partner.
  • Access to numerous optimisation experts in a Centre with >100 members.
  • A high-quality PhD student undertaking up to 12-month of 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.

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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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The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ purpose is to inform Australia’s important decisions by delivering relevant, trusted and objective data, statistics and insights. We are Australia’s national statistical agency and an official source of independent, reliable information. We tell the real story of Australia, its economy and its people by bringing life and meaning to numbers. We are at the forefront of data innovation – responding to today’s challenges and partnering to deliver rich, new information solutions and technologies for the future.

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Probe Group: Covering every aspect of the customer journey within your organisation, Probe CX can help you unlock your potential through human-led intelligent technology solutions.

Probe CX’s solutions integrate capabilities into deliverable and replicable actions to ensure every customer encounter is exceptional. As a market-leading CX and digital transformation organisation, Probe CX designs and deploys personalised solutions that deliver exceptional customer experiences.

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International Partners