Professor John Fielk in lab

The Agricultural Machinery Research and Design Centre (AMRDC) is UniSA's one-stop complete research and design centre in agricultural engineering. This university based research concentration is unique to Australia and dedicated to agricultural engineering contributions to agricultural sustainability. We offer businesses many benefits from one-off testing to targeted full-scale R&D commercialisation projects.

Benefits of working with AMRDC

Access to the latest equipment, technology and facilities

  • Access to the latest advances in testing procedures
  • State-of-the-art computers, analytical equipment, and technology
  • A complete mechanical fabrication workshop for undertaking specialised test-rig and prototype construction.

Results orientated testing, research and consultancy services

  • Independent expertise tackling engineering problems from first principles, backed by a wealth of experience
  • A reputation for getting results and widespread recognition within the industry
  • Our services include a full professional report upon conclusion.

Full range of professional services

  • Consultancy - on-demand design or testing and contracted R&D from proto-typing to commercialisation
  • Testing - from single test to complete and ongoing programmes
  • Research - from value adding input into multi-disciplinary projects to full scale managed collaborative R&D programmes, including adaptive field research
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate research supervision, professional training and research extension

A successful history of accessing value-adding grants

  • Grant funding can significantly lower R&D costs, in some cases as little as 14% of project costs
  • Previous success in accessing funding avenues
  • Knowledge of the full range of funding avenues available
  • Experience and ability to develop winning applications
  • Peace-of-mind that comes from dealing with a professional and successful research entity