• Apr 2021

    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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  • Apr 2021

    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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  • Apr 2021

    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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  • Mar 2021

    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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  • Mar 2021

    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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  • Mar 2021

    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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  • Mar 2021

    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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  • Mar 2021

    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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  • Mar 2021

    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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  • Feb 2021

    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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