GMC Connect: Fostering Collaboration and Innovation

June 4, 2024

Geelong Manufacturing Council’s recent GMC Connect proved to be a beacon for organisations interested in collaboration and innovation, with over 60 people attending the Manufutures hosted event. The event showcased a diverse array of state-of-the-art facilities and pioneering organisations, and served as a platform for facilitating meaningful connections and fostering potential opportunities for growth.

Organized as part of GMC’S program of networking and information sharing events, the morning provided attendees with exclusive insights into cutting-edge technologies and transformative projects shaping the manufacturing landscape, with a focus on the clean economy.

Manufutures, the Deakin University hub for advanced manufacturing, took centre stage, offering attendees an overview of its facilities and engagement opportunities. From ideation to early commercialisation, Manufutures demonstrated its commitment to supporting manufacturing organisations at every stage of their journey, providing invaluable resources and expertise.

For those interested in developing innovative commercial solutions that have a real impact in the clean economy, Deakin’s Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub (REACH) provided information on its work in the development of greener supply chains and collaborates with industry partners to pioneer a sustainable circular economy. Based at Deakin’s world-leading Geelong Future Economy Precinct, REACH is working with industry, government and education partners to establish a multi-billion-dollar bioeconomy in Victoria.

Manufutures tenant, Xefco showcased its innovative textile finishing and dyeing process and equipment, offering attendees a glimpse into the lower impact future of the textile industry. With its cutting-edge technologies and commitment to sustainability, Xefco exemplified the spirit of innovation driving the industry forward.

Green Li-ion rounded out the lineup with its groundbreaking battery recycling technology. With sustainability at the forefront of its mission, Green Li-ion demonstrated how innovative solutions can address pressing environmental challenges while creating new business opportunities.