CIMR was established to advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs, with a focus on sustainable manufacturing, through an integrated multi-disciplinary research, collaboration between different industries, competitors, vendors and customers at solving tough commercial problems. The primary focus of CIMR is to train the faculty and students in developing and making systemically-complex, technologically-intensive, and socially-impactful solutions that are functional, aesthetic, usable and sustainable. It is also focused to strengthen the research at VIT by adding value, effecting knowledge transfer, generating intellectual property, and raising new technologies through the innovative manufacturing research. CIMR pursues excellence in research and industry interaction and lead the successful amalgamation of research in the areas of advanced manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing, machine tools technology, precision engineering, non-traditional material removal processes, sustainable manufacturing, condition monitoring of machine tools and advanced material processing. The faculty members of CIMR are actively involved in executing a number of R&D projects from government agencies including DST, AR&DB, ISRO, UGC, BNRS and various consultancy projects from industries. The centre has the strong collaboration with various foreign universities across the globe.