Geelong Manufacturing Council Blog

ICT Survey – your Internet in Geelong

September 14, 2015 High speed internet is a key enabler of innovative manufacturing in Geelong. The rollout of the NBN has discouraged Telcos from investing BUT the NBN won’t come to Geelong for the next 2-5 years. Can a consortium of businesses make something happen? We would like your opinion. The Survey is located at  http://tinyurl.com/ofcqy3w ICT Geelong...
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Innovation Boost for Geelong

September 10, 2015 INNOVATION BOOST FOR GEELONG The Geelong Manufacturing Council welcomed Tuesday’s announcement by Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren. Representing Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford, Minister Eren announced that part of the new Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund would extend the Industry Innovation Program (IIP) delivered by the Geelong Manufacturing Council in close consultation...
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Enterprise Access – new technology links for GMC members

August 4, 2015   Enterprise Access - new technology links innovation and commercialisation...More... Enterprise Access – free access for GMC Members. GMC is passionate about practical innovation – helping members transform their businesses so that they are competitive now and into the future. We’re on the lookout for new ideas, novel technologies and research innovation to stay ahead of the pack...
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GMC and Carbon Rev see a bright future

July 22, 2015 Carbon Revolution’s carbon fibre composite wheels will be fitted to the next model Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R in a world-first production car deal. The Geelong Manufacturing Council added that companies such as Carbon Revolution are indicative of the future of manufacturing in Geelong. Full report can be found on the ABC website photo source: ABC News website

How 2 Innovate

July 22, 2015 With Andrew Jones of G2 Innovation Get on top of innovation best practice to develop and grow your business efficiently and effectively in 2015 and beyond. Discover practical tools and tips that will nurture innovation in any organisation, whatever the size of your business or budget! If you understand that innovation is important, but find...
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Advanced Manufacturing – Insights from Marand

July 6, 2015 Geelong Manufacturing Council’s Excellence Network in conjunction with the Geelong Quality Council hosted a visit to Marand’s Geelong manufacturing facility which was attended by over 40 local manufacturers and related businesses keen to explore what characterises manufacturing in this era and into the future. It was a window into what Advanced Manufacturing as part of...
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Additive Manufacturing an Exciting Future

June 12, 2015 You may have seen the recent news article about a girl on the Sunshine Coast who received a new hand. She was born with no fingers on her right hand but is now able to catch a ball like the other kids thanks to an affordable 3D printed prosthetic hand. This is just one recent...
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Geelong Manufacturing Council Upcoming events

June 10, 2015 Please find below a list of industry focused events happening in Geelong over the next month. We look forward to engaging with you. 17th June – Manufacturing for the Future, the Marand Geelong Story With a Blue Chip customer base, Marand designs and manufactures complex innovative equipment, supplying precision engineered solutions globally. Tour the plant where...
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Regional Prosperity Geelong 2020

April 8, 2015                                                                                Regional Prosperity Geelong 2020 The Geelong Manufacturing Council together with Enterprise Geelong is pleased to offer an Interactive Design Workshop: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10.00 am to 2.00 pm Venue: Novotel, Geelong (10-14 Eastern Beach Rd.) “You cannot dig a new hole by digging the same hole deeper” Dr Edward de Bono – who...
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The Geelong Manufacturing Council is proud to be part of the Geelong Defence Alliance and this significant announcement.

March 12, 2015 Premier Daniel Andrews announced this morning the opening of a Victorian defence procurement office headquartered at Geelong’s Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus. Open for business from today the procurement office will strengthen Geelong’s bids for a number of defence contracts. Geelong has been working hard to promote the region’s capabilities to manufacture the $10billlion Land...
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