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Geelong Prefab 21 Microvillage Receives Government Funding

Deakin’s Chair in Architecture, Professor James Doerfler, is delighted to announce Prefab21 a social housing initiative between Deakin, Samaritan House and Geelong-based manufacturer FormFlow has received funding from the State Government of $500 000  to proceed with the development of a Microvillage. The Microvillage will include seven single small dwelling units to...

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Gold award for Geelong immersive heritage project

Deakin University’s MInD (Mediated Intelligence in Design) Lab has received a gold award at the 2020 Melbourne Design Awards for its latest project Experiencing (In)tangible Heritage Through eXtended Reality. In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, the project is part of the newly revitalised Western Beach Park in Geelong,...

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Student makes it sow

A DEAKIN University graduate is helping to transform a Winchelsea firm into one of the country’s leading agricultural equipment manufacturing businesses. Jason Chan, 26, is originally from Malaysia and joined Knuckey’s Engineering in 2016 while completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) degree as an international student. Mr Chan has...

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Bees with backpacks teaching students the value of data

A new program is teaching high-school students how to utilise data and clever technology to solve complex, real-world problems. A partnership between the Geelong Tech School, CSIRO’s Data61 and the City of Greater Geelong has made the program possible. The Bees with Backpacks program takes students on a four-week journey...

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Two peas in a (visitor) pod

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Multicultural Aged Care Services (MACS) in Geelong have been busy creating an innovative ‘Live Visitor Pod’ to enable relatives to visit loved ones face-to-face, all from a purpose built shipping container on site. The MACS Live Visitor Pod is a converted shipping container decked...

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First ever Geelong Design Week to showcase our design-driven future

Geelong’s design-driven future will be in the spotlight next month as the City hosts the first ever Geelong Design Week from 19 – 29 March. More than 80 events including exhibitions, workshops, tours, projections, pop-up shops and an international innovation symposium are set to showcase why Geelong is Australia’s only...

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2020 Good Design Awards Open

Australia’s only international design awards open for 2020 entry. Good Design Australia is calling for Australian and international entries to the 2020 Good Design Awards. The annual Good Design Awards program, recognises and celebrates excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation. Geelong businesses, creatives and innovators are encouraged to...

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Geelong’s new nodes are a smart idea

Geelong’s first Smart Nodes – high-tech replacements for streetlight poles – are officially switched on following a launch event on the city’s waterfront. Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the new Smart Nodes were an exciting example of how innovative technology can be integrated into public...

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Design driven: Deakin bringing Ford’s icon to life

A 3D version of the Ford Falcon Ute is being developed by Deakin researchers as part of a wider project exploring the social value of Geelong’s industrial design heritage. The 3D images of a 2009 Ford Falcon XR6 will be used to create a Virtual Reality (VR) pop-up museum experience...

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