Partner with Deakin to turn your sustainable manufacturing ideas into a commercial reality

Written by Deakin University.

Join Australia’s largest clean energy and recycling advanced manufacturing ecosystem – Deakin University’s REACH – to accelerate a cleaner, greener future for Australian manufacturing with an unprecedented investment in research-led innovation projects.

As the nation’s most progressive university, we’re ready to work with you through our Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub (REACH) to develop greener supply chains and grow Australia’s sovereign manufacturing capabilities.

We want to help you capture new opportunities in the world’s fast-emerging clean energy and recycling markets and 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.

Deakin is a national leader in research commercialisation and collaboration.

When you partner 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.

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.

Tom Hussey, co-founder and chief executive officer at Xefco, an Australian company specialising in creating innovative textile and coating technologies, is one of Deakin’s founding REACH partners.

‘The Trailblazer program and REACH gives much needed support to young deep-tech businesses such as Xefco through the “valley of death” that is substantially overlooked by other government programs,’ Hussey said.

When you partner with Deakin, you have the potential to pioneer solutions that are world-first or tailored specifically to your business.

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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