As Australia, and the world, moves away from carbon-heavy economies, we must find clean and innovative solutions.
This Challenge encompasses both traditional R&D in materials and devices, as well as broader economic issues relating to rethinking models and processes of innovation and manufacturing. Researchers will attempt to reposition the Illawarra, UOW’s own industrially transforming backyard, as a region of intense creativity and experimentation, known globally for its innovative, qualitative and taxonomic approaches to sustainable regional development. They will also look at the social and cultural aspects of the impacts of changing technologies on individuals and communities.
Manufacturing Innovation Academic Leader: Professor Geoff Spinks.