Deakin University will push ahead with the creation of a $13m advanced manufacturing innovation centre in regional Victoria, after securing a $3m government funding injection for the project.
The university said this week that it would build ManuFutures at Waurn Ponds, a southern suburb of Geelong.
The purpose of the centre is to “lead innovation to support the future of advanced manufacturing in regional Australia”.
It will act as a hub for start-up and established businesses.
“In partnership with Deakin, businesses striving to harness their competitive advantage will combine their capabilities with the university’s creative imagination, industry-focused research strategies and smart business models,” the university said.
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