• Australia can be globally competitive – and here’s how

    There’s an aphorism that a bad attitude is like a flat tyre: you can’t go anywhere until you change it. In a recent article for InnovationAus magazine, Quickstep CEO, Mark Burgess, says a lack of self-belief in innovation is hampering our success in Australia. Unlike our well-deserved confidence in our...

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  • Carbon Rev Moves into Asia

    Carbon Revolution, born in Geelong and now a leading supplier of high-performance lightweight wheels to the global automotive and defence industries, has signed a formal memorandum of understanding with Japanese trading giant Mitsui & Co. as the company steps up a push into the Japanese auto market. Chief Executive, Jake...

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  • We’ve only scratched the surface of the opportunity

    It is hard to think of carbon fibre in Australia and not think of Geelong. It’s a material with countless uses – in cars, sporting goods, exoskeletons and beyond – and Victoria’s second city is home to the scientific, engineering and commercial expertise needed to develop it into the products...

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  • Geelong a factor in space program

    THE Australian Space Agency has been told of the potential of Geelong’s world-class advanced and composite fibre industries to contribute to the country’s space program. A submission on the International Space Investment initiative has highlighted that high- performance carbon fibre and advanced fibre materials were increasingly being used in energy-efficient...

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  • Adding strength to fibres

    THE evolution of Geelong as a global leader in cutting-edge advanced fibre manufacturing has entered a new phase. Already home to world- leading carbon fibre research facility Carbon Nexus, the appointment of a new industry leader is expected to accelerate the growth of opportunities in advanced fibre and carbon fibre...

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  • Concrete success set to beam ’em up

    A NEW form of super-strong reinforced concrete that will not fall victim to concrete cancer has passed a crucial performance test, clearing the way for it be used to build two pedestrian bridges in Geelong. Designed to go 100 years without maintenance, it’s anticipated construction of the two 10m bridges...

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  • Geelong’s Advanced Fibre Cluster announces the appointment of Jennifer Conley as CEO

    The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong, an initiative led by a group of highly innovative Geelong companies, has today announced the appointment of its CEO. Leading advanced manufacturing advocate and strategic communications specialist, Jennifer Conley, has been appointed to head the fast growing cluster. Supported by commitments from Deakin University, the...

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