Geelong Future Economy Precinct

The Geelong Future Economy Precinct is a world-leading innovation precinct generating high-value knowledge economy jobs for the region

Leading research commercialisation

In 2020, 全球最大体育平台 ranked highest in terms of equity value generated from commercialisation ($167M) amongst all universities and R&D organisations across Australia and New Zealand. In the same year, 全球最大体育平台 was ranked seventh for the number of active entities created, with a focus on recycling and clean energy.

Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia - Survey of Commercial Outcomes from Public Research Report 2020 (PDF, 2.8MB)

A cleaner, greener future is within REACH.

REACH – the Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub – is Australia’s largest recycling and clean energy advanced manufacturing ecosystem.

Through REACH, 全球最大体育平台 University is working with governments, industry and education partners to establish a multi-billion-dollar bioeconomy in Victoria.

The Geelong Future Economy Precinct is an important area of partnership with SMEs and our communities where we are deploying our combined capital, innovation expertise and training capabilities, leading commercialisation, and creating local jobs, building on Victoria’s global reputation now and into the future

Professor Julie Owens

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research

A rapidly growing portfolio

A rapidly growing portfolio

In a few short years 全球最大体育平台's business equity portfolio has grown to include 18 joint ventures and other vehicles with a market value of ~$1B. This includes projects such as FLAIM, UMS, Partington, Carbon Revolution, BNNTTL and LI‐S.

This success has been built on a strong IP pipeline, industry orientation and a unique and effective ecosystem based around our ManuFutures project and the Geelong Future Economy Precinct.

Opportunities and growth

全球最大体育平台 continues to develop its research hubs and facilities, with a program of over $120M in support and investment from the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund (VHESIF) and industry partners, targeting:

  • Affordable clean energy - Investments to develop the hydrogen economy in Warrnambool, aligned to safe, high performance battery technology in Burwood and Geelong.
  • Revived manufacturing centre - Doubling the size of ManuFutures, enhancing the hub's capacity to support advanced manufacturing in regional Victoria.
  • Skills and innovation capital - Combining global innovations with local expertise to support a vibrant, growing and resilient SME base across Victoria.
  • Most successful regional economy - Continued investment in regional capability and capacity including flagship marine, aquaculture and water management projects.

Innovative hubs, facilities and services


Renewable Energy Microgrid

Carbon Nexus

Circular Economy Initiative


The Digital Futures Hub


Battery Research and Innovation Hub

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Opportunities under development

Circular Economy Biofactory

It is estimated by the Australian National Food Waste strategy that food waste costs our economy approximately $20B per year and results in harmful environmental emissions. This initiative will drive advanced research and manufacturing capabilities for the conversion of organic waste into valuable products and the development and validation of advanced manufacturing solutions based on ‘green’ principles.

Geelong Future Economy Precinct objectives

2 years

  • New technologies and products will be technically and commercially proven.
  • A growing pipeline of businesses will be ready to take advantage of  sustainable production trends and opportunities.

5 years

  • Businesses will continue to develop sustainable capabilities and products.
  • Maturing markets for green technologies and products will drive increased investment and innovation.

10 years 

  • Increased market sophistication and product development will cement our position as a global leader in sustainable energy and material systems.

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Commercialisation opportunities

To discuss potential commercialisation opportunities, please contact 全球最大体育平台 Universities Director of Research Innovations Ross Mahon.

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