Creating the future of advanced manufacturing

Our Focus

ManuFutures will support the development of 15 viable advanced manufacturing industries in the Geelong region. This innovation hub offers a unique opportunity for creative and inspirational manufacturing enterprises that are designing for the future. Not only will they share the hub, which facilitates collaboration, but they’ll also be able to leverage the expertise of Deakin’s researchers, as well as our undergraduate and postgraduate students.Ultimately, ManuFutures will contribute to the creation of high skill, high value jobs that can survive in the competitive global market.

Let It Slide | DRIVEN | Ep 9

The best way to do things is to do them yourself and learn along the way. Nigel Petrie developed Engineered to Slide under this mantra, building a series of awe-inspiring custom drift cars and unique bikes. Among them a 1992 Nissan 180SX, a drifting Hilux, a...

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Government Grant Builds Global Connections

Australian researchers and businesses will receive up to $50,000 in funding from the Federal Government to take their products global under the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. Karen Andrews, minister for industry, science, and...

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HeiQ sees great merit in the Deakin ManuFutures Geelong initiative. As a young start-up, HeiQ’s early years were built within a Swiss Incubator environment similar to ManuFutures, so we’re well placed to speak to the potential benefits.


Contributing to the creation of high skill, high value jobs