ManuFutures is a purpose-built, advanced manufacturing innovation hub located within the heart of Deakin’s Future Economy Precinct.
The Digital Futures Hub
The Digital Futures Hub will provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) impacted by digital disruption and now reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic with access to a new collaboration and innovation hub at Deakin University’s Burwood Campus.
Innovation in Technology, Science and Health (ITSH)
The Innovation in Technology, Science and Health (ITSH) Program will support post-COVID recovery of international student markets and support the strengthening of the national workforce in these key disciplines as well as increase opportunities for research recruitment and industry engagement.
Based at Deakin’s Waurn Ponds campus, the AquaFI Hub will position Victoria as a leader in aquaculture research and training; identifying break-through mechanisms to enhance industry growth and create jobs in Victoria and across Australia.
Next Generation Motion Simulator
Australia’s Next Generation Motion Simulator Platform (Model S3 from Ansible Motion) will establish Deakin as a global leader in advanced research and innovation, in both driver-based and autonomous mobility technologies.
Integrated Water Management (IWM)
The Integrated Water Management Plan (IWM) delivered in partnership with Barwon Water, will enhance sustainability values at the Geelong Future Economy Precinct on Deakin’s Waurn Ponds Campus.
The Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub (BatTRI-Hub) is a unique, world class, purpose-built, research and innovation centre for battery design and development, encompassing research, pilot-scale manufacturing and the commercialisation of energy storage technologies.
HYCEL - A regional hub of hydrogen expertise
As one of Australia’s first facilities for safely testing, manufacturing, optimising and training in new hydrogen technologies, Hycel is focused on technologies that use hydrogen rather than processes that produce it.
Circular Economy Initiative (CEI)
The Circular Economy Initiative brings together leading researchers across different disciplines at Deakin University to drive accelerated, scalable pathways from the laboratory to commercially ready solutions for new circular materials and technologies.