The Victorian Government is bringing more manufacturing jobs to Geelong, with the official opening of the industrial innovation and accelerator hub, ManuFutures. The Victorian Government has invested $3 million towards the $13 million project to create a future for Geelong’s manufacturing future.
The facility will focus on creating new products and driving the region’s transition to advanced manufacturing by leveraging Deakin University’s industry-focused research expertise. The new facility includes flexible manufacturing production space, lab space, serviced offices, reception, and meeting areas.
Tenants will also benefit from co-location with Deakin University and have access to research teams, student placement programs, specialist technologies and equipment through various Deakin centres.
So far, seven tenants have been secured, including Insight Engineering, HeiQ, Flaim Systems, Partington Advanced Engineering, FormFlow, Conflux Technology and The Smart Think. SEA Automotive has also been confirmed as a partner organisation.