About the GTP

The Geelong Technology Precinct provides a unique resource and facility for research aimed at industry co-operation and research application. Located 7km from the Geelong CBD and within Deakin University's Waurn Ponds Campus, the precinct is home to the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and the Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre. The GTP facility provides resources for IFM to continue to undertake its unique style of research combined with industry co-operation. The Metabolic Research Unit (MRU) and several industry tenants are also located within the precinct.

Key Features of the precinct are:

  • State of the Art Electron Microscopy Suite
  • Centre for Intelligent Systems Research
  • Home to the Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre, a partnership between Deakin University, CSIRO, VCAMM and the State and Federal Government
  • CSIRO Materials and Science Engineering
  • Carbon Nexus, world's first, dedicated, pilot scale Carbon Fibre Plant
  • Proof of Concept building, 2,000 m2 of open floor space and 1,000 m2 of laboratory space for Metal, Intelligent Systems and Corrosion laboratories
  • A number of industry partners co-located including Carbon Revolution, Kemin Nutrisurance, Victorian Centre for Advanced Material Manufacturing and the International Fibre Centre
  • Metabolic Research Unit

Proof of Concept building