Welcome to IMS, a global organization supporting R&D innovation within the manufacturing community! IMS has successfully launched the Manufacturing Technology Platform (MTP) program for researchers designed for easier global collaborations for new and on-going research. This efficient “fast track” method helps reseachers to form research consortiums rapidly and easily so they can meet the face-paced challenges of today’s industrial challenges. This new program has exceeded our expectations with new submissions, strong support at our workshops, and greatly expanded participation at our workshops. IMS cordially invites all manufacturing researchers from around the globe to participate in IMS MTP workshops. If your institution resides in one of the IMS member regions of the European Union, Mexico, South Korea, Switzerland, or the United States, you are also invited to submit research ideas or join an MTP research project. If you are new to the IMS community, we invite you to browse through our web site to discover how we can add value to your research through global collaboration.
We have been networking researchers from industry, academia, and research institutions for over 15 years from over 30 countries. Our services are provided at no charge from the IMS member regions for their researchers. Conceptually well ahead of its time, IMS strives to remain relevant to manufacturing research and researchers, and continues to be the only multi-lateral government-supported manufacturing research program. In this web portal, we hope you will find why IMS continues to be a valuable resource for conducting global research in manufacturing. Thank you for your continued support.
Robert Kiggans, Chairman
IMS International Steering Committee