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The 1st Active Integrated Matter Conference

Posted by: Danielle Kennedy

December 9, 2016

AIM for Future Science. AIM for disruption. AIM for Industry 5.0.

21st -23rd of February 2017, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Australia.

Sponsored by the AIM Future Science Platform.

The first Active Integrated Matter conference is coming….

Photograph of two CSIRO staff
Photograph of two CSIRO staff viewing images of CSIRO technologies on the CAVE wall of screens.

Imagine a world where disaster rescue robots can autonomously change their body size and shape to adapt to different terrains; where the manufactured chemicals previously distributed from centralised plants can be made as required and to precise chemical formulation (in accordance with real-time data collected by drones) in mobile manufacturing plants at point of use; or where previously wasted or lost food has re-entered the value chain as exciting, novel and in-demand food products…

Join us in February 2017 to learn about these scientific breakthroughs and more. Hear how the AIM Future Science Platform is undertaking the research that will see these futures become a reality, and how industry can benefit!

Bringing together materials, sensing, physical processing, informatics, robotics, and autonomous systems, the AIM FSP’s research will identify new science opportunities at the interfaces and address the challenges of a dramatically changing world as we head towards 2030.

Abstracts will be accepted across all of these research disciplines at this conference. Submit an abstract to present at this special event by downloading the Abstract Template and emailing it to before the 18th of January.

The AIM conference will provide an opportunity to:

  • learn about the disruptive and cutting edge research happening within AIM meet with the AIM Future Science project teams
  • find out how to partner and get involved in AIM
  • share research in the final day of the conference open to CSIRO and non-CSIRO participants
  • create networks and seed collaborations with CSIRO scientists
  • hear from influential guest speakers from the relevant industry and academic sectors
  • participate in the international cafe conversations and panel discussions
  • marvel at our interactive Techfest tradeshow

Conference schedule

Tues 21 – Wed 23 February 2017 – closed session for CSIRO staff.

Wed 23 February 2017 – Gala Dinner open to CSIRO staff and external delegates.

Thurs 23 February 2017 – open to external delegates. Including hosted industry side meetings, stay tuned for more details.

Current Conference Program


*CSIRO delegates – registration requires your cost code which you can find in SAP/Who’s Who (under Employee Search) then type your name and search. It is a 4 or 5 digit number.

Accommodation Options

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