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Partner with Deakin for a greener future in Australian manufacturing

Written by Deakin University.

Do you have a great idea for a research-led innovation project that could make Australian manufacturing cleaner and greener?

Now is your opportunity to explore what’s possible by joining Australia’s largest clean energy and recycling advanced manufacturing ecosystem – Deakin University’s Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub (REACH).

At Deakin’s REACH, we’re focused on working with industry to accelerate new technologies for Australian manufacturing, pioneering solutions with research-led innovation projects that are world first or tailored specifically to your business.

We’re a national leader in research commercialisation and collaboration, and we want to help you capture new opportunities in the world’s fast-emerging clean energy and recycling markets. Partnering with us means we can help your business thrive in the move from a throughput economy to a circular economy.

Backed by a $50 million grant from the Australian Government’s Trailblazer Universities Program, industry and university support take the total REACH program value to around $380 million.

When you work with Deakin, you get a partner that’s open and flexible to your needs, understands your goals and shares your ambition to develop innovative breakthrough solutions that will have a positive impact – for your business and our future world.

Through REACH, we will connect you with our world-renowned researchers across four faculties and 14 institutes and research and innovation centres with unique technical expertise to develop applied solutions for our planet’s complex environmental challenges. You will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities and our REACH partner organisations: the CSIRO and Federation University.

Howard Ju, Australian Managing Director at Jet Technology, a Japanese-based company specialising in repurposing organic waste and transforming it into new products, is one of Deakin’s founding REACH partners.

‘The Trailblazer Program has accelerated Jet Technology’s expansion into the Australian market, enabling us to work with scientists from Deakin’s BioFactory to investigate different potential feedstocks for our Environmental Recycling System technology, and optimise the ERS process to develop solutions that suit the domestic market,’ Ju said.

‘Scaling up the transformation of organic waste from Australia’s agricultural and fishery sectors with our ERS technology has the potential to play a critical role in achieving Australia’s net zero target and open new markets for us,’ he continues.

As the nation’s most progressive university, we’re ready to work with you, through REACH, to develop greener supply chains and grow Australia’s sovereign manufacturing capabilities.

We want to talk to you about your compelling ideas for novel solutions, new technologies or processes you want to pilot, or projects you want to scale-up and commercialise to capture new markets.

Partner with us. Expressions of interest are open until Friday 3 May, 2024.
Trailblazer funding available.

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