• GMS Composites Brings Three Generations of Innovation to the AFCG

    Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong member GMS Composites has a long history of innovation, beginning when its founder arrived in Australia three generations ago from the UK aged just 14 and sought mining work in the Northern Territory before finding a niche making spark plug insulation for Spitfire fighter planes. The...

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  • Fibres and Composites Transforming Industry: Government has Bigger Role to Play Enabling Space Industry Ecosystem

    It’s apparently a boom time for space businesses in Australia. However, there are pieces of sovereign capability that are sorely missing, as David Doral explains in this part of our Fibres and composites transforming industry series. We are seeing lately what could look like the beginning of a little space gold rush...

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  • MoU to Drive Industry Skills Development

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong (AFCG) and The Gordon TAFE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaboratively enhance education and training opportunities. Geelong-based The Gordon is Victoria’s largest regional stand-alone TAFE and for 130 years has helped people gain “real skills for real jobs”. The new agreement will see...

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  • Carbon Revolution’s ‘Mega-Line’ Capital Raising a Success

    Cluster member Carbon Revolution successfully raised $73.5 million from institutional investors this month, putting it on track to begin construction of Phase 1 of its first “mega-line” production system which will vastly increase production of its carbon fibre wheels. A retail component of the entitlement offer opens on April 30...

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  • Fibres and Composites Transforming Industry: Is Green Carbon Fibre the New Black?

    Manufacturers involved in carbon fibre are seeing sustainability gains through the use of renewable energy, recycling, reducing energy requirements, and adopting different raw materials. Derek Buckmaster explains further in this part of our Fibres and composites transforming industry series. Many of Australia’s innovative manufacturers and exporters are utilising carbon fibre composites to...

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  • New International Conference Resource on Cluster Website

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong has added a handy new resource to its website which lists an extensive range of International Conferences relevant to the sector in one convenient place. Check in to the online tool to be sure to have the latest available information as we update the resource. The Cluster is also...

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  • Leaders for Geelong Applications Closing Soon

    The Leaders for Geelong Program, now in its 16th year, is designed to build regional leadership capacity to shape a better future for our region. This is a community leadership program and is different from executive leadership programs. The benefit for emerging leaders in participating in this program is that it...

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  • Applications Now Open for DSI’s 2021 Collaborative Research Grants

    Valued at up to $50,000, the DSI Collaborative Research Grant Scheme provides seed or exploratory funding to enable industry and/or DST Group to undertake collaborative research with DSI Participant universities.  Specifically, the Grant aims to:  Facilitate defence-relevant research engagement between universities, industry, DST Group and Defence organisations; and  Connect SMEs to research and expertise in order to strengthen...

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  • AFCG Celebrates Jump in Members at Annual Meeting

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong has celebrated a rise in members and $2.7 million generated in collaborative project value and research funding applications at this year’s annual meeting. At the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Wednesday 17 March, AFCG Chair Derek Buckmaster gave a welcome address to the AGM and...

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  • Deakin University will double the size of ManuFutures Hub and open-up the Geelong-based success to key regional centres, thanks to a $20M partnership with the Victorian Government.

    Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research Professor Julie Owens last week welcomed Training, Skills and Higher Education Minister the Hon. Gayle Tierney MP to the Waurn Ponds Campus to unveil ManuFutures 2. Deakin and the Victorian Government, through its Higher Education State Investment Fund (VHESIF), will each invest...

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