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Community

Carbon Nexus is actively engaged in the Geelong community and the local composites manufacturing industry.

Carbon Nexus has hosted visits from a range of community-based and industry-based organisations, including

  • GLAM, Girls Leading in Advanced Manufacturing (year 9 and 10 secondary students)
  • GFLOI, Geelong Future Leaders of Industry
  • University of the 3rdAge
  • Geelong Defence Alliance
  • Women in Energy Research
  • Materials Australia
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • VET Engineering Senate
  • Geelong Manufacturing Council
  • International Sericultural Commission
  • Open Innovation West
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Carbon Nexus is a founding member of the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong, a group of local companies clustering together to improve their productivity and increase their growth.

Deakin University, through Carbon Nexus, is the official Education Partner for the SuperFoiler Grand Prix. These high-speed foil-borne racing boats are fully constructed of carbon fibre composites. Carbon Nexus designed and supplied the 2018 Ben Lexcen Trophy for the series of six regattas around Australia.

Deakin University, through Carbon Nexus, is a member of Composites Australia, the industry association for Australia’s composites manufacturing industry.

Deakin University, through Carbon Nexus, is a member of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).

Every two years Carbon Nexus arranges and hosts the Carbon Fibre Futures conference, a global forum for interchange between industry and academics engaged in the carbon fibre field. The next bi-annual event will take place in February 2019 in Geelong.


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Carbon Nexus is a purpose-built research facility designed to accommodate the diverse needs of international manufacturing organisations that require the cost-effective resolution of carbon fibre-related projects.

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