• 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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  • Cluster Promotes Shift to Local, New Member Fibre-Tech Solutions

    Avalon-based Fibre-Tech Solutions has just joined the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong and says collaborating with other members will help advance a trend toward sourcing materials and manufacturing locally. Fibre-Tech, which supplies the Department of Defence with high-quality fittings for aircraft made from lightweight, gel spun fibre, aims to use 95%...

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  • FormFlow awarded Judges Finalist in Season 4 of Australia by Design

    New cluster member FormFlow has been awarded Judges Finalist in Season 4 of Channel 10’s “Australia by Design: Innovations” television series for its reimagining of the use of the nation’s beloved corrugated metal. The FormFlow Bend — a one-piece joint in corrugated steel that does away with the need for...

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  • Match-Making Platform Helps Companies Extract Value From Waste

    Cluster members looking for ways to recover value from their industrial waste can access an online marketplace which matches businesses with potential remanufacturers or other buyers and recyclers of waste resources. Calling itself a “match-making platform for business,” the Advisory System for Processing, Innovation & Resource Exchange (ASPIRE) digital platform...

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  • Deakin University’s Challenge to Design Out PPE Waste Showcased in Geelong Design Week

    Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks may be vital for human health and safety – but what is PPE waste doing to our environment?  What if PPE could be designed to not only protect us, but also have a positive impact on our planet? Deakin University’s Institute for...

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  • Quickstep Ramps Up Expansion Strategy into EV and UAV Markets

    Australia’s largest independent aerospace advanced composites manufacturer, Quickstep Holdings Limited, has ramped up its expansion strategy in recent months with the signing of two significant Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), following a major acquisition announced late last year. Vaulta, the new Australian battery casing technology company, and Quickstep, announced on February 2 they...

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  • Hanwha and Victorian Government get Behind Jobs for Region

    A billion-dollar manufacturing project set to create hundreds of local jobs in the Geelong region has moved a step closer after the Victorian Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week with Hanwha Defense Australia. Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Martin Pakula was at Laverton North on Tuesday where...

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