$500,000 is available for a project that will transfer R&D from the laboratory into industry to generate jobs and new business opportunities.
Skilling the Bay Geelong Future Industry Project is a three year (2012-14), $1.3 million project being led by The Gordon and delivered in conjunction with Deakin University, the Victorian State Government and the City of Greater Geelong.
The Victorian State Government established Skilling the Bay Geelong Future Industry Project in response to economic and industry changes impacting Geelong. The City of Greater Geelong has played a key role in establishing industry based networks in Geelong. As part of its continuing commitment to assisting regional industry to grow, the City of Greater Geelong is playing a key role in delivering the Skilling the Bay Geelong Future Industry Project.
Skilling the Bay Geelong Future Industry Project has two complementary objectives which address the changes impacting Geelong:
- to develop a long term jobs vision for Geelong and a workforce development action plan to achieve it; and
- to support the growth of existing and emerging industries through targeted demonstration projects.
The objectives and deliverables of the Skilling the Bay Geelong Future Industry Project are to:
- transfer R&D from Deakin University into local industry to generate business opportunities and sustainable employment;
- provide both TAFE and university students with the opportunity to participate in the project so that they gain the skills and knowledge required for employment in the industry sector; and
- create a relationship which enhances links between Deakin University, The Gordon and local industry in Geelong to support long term collaboration, commercialisation and employment growth in the chosen industry sector.
The $500,000 funding will be allocated to one project that will be delivered over an 18 month timeframe, from July 2013 to December 2014.
Round 1 closed on 19 April 2013. A future round is yet to be announced.
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- Future Industry Project_Expression of Interest
- Skilling the Bay Geelong Future Industry Project – Application Guidelines
- Skilling the Bay Geelong Future Industry Project – Funding Agreement
- Skilling the Bay Geelong Future Industry Project FAQs