This new, purpose-built facility will lead innovation and support the future of advanced manufacturing in regional Australia.

Project summary



Completion date

December 2017

Project Manager

Tim Hanley
+61 3 5227 2650
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Facility for advanced manufacturing and innovation

ManuFutures is a commercially-based, purpose-built advanced manufacturing innovation hub located within the heart of Deakin University’s Geelong Innovation Precinct. It is currently under construction through a major investment partnership between the Victorian Government and Deakin University.

As an industrial accelerator for future technology enablement, ManuFutures will support up to 15 enterprises and 150 people involved in sustainable manufacturing industries from post incubation (proof of concept) through to multi-nationals. It will provide flexible space and a stimulating and supportive environment to generate advanced products and manufacturing technologies.

Businesses will be able to lease space within the new building and:

  • access cutting edge digital and additive manufacturing equipment
  • collaborate with leading research centres 
  • access advanced facilities for product design, development and testing
  • utilise shared reception and meeting rooms
  • occupy dedicated office and manufacturing spaces
  • access a range of other supportive activities and infrastructure.

Choose from tenancy areas ranging from a single hot desk space and office shells, to small and large production bays that are ready to fit out to your individual specifications.

Hot desks can be hired on a monthly basis while the larger production bays and offices can be leased for a period of 3 years, with a 2 -year extension option.

The hire and leasing rates are competitive, having regard to the nature of the facility and the support services available.

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3D View of the ManuFutures manufacturing innovation hub on approach from the East.

Secure your space

For detailed tenancy information or to register your interest in this new state-of-the-art facility contact:

Jason Steinwedel
Senior Program Manager, ManuFutures
Deakin University
+61 3 5227 2213
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