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Tour and showcase of the Battery Research and Innovation Hub

At a showcase event, Deakin’s Vice-Chancellor, industry and research partners, and local government representatives took a tour of the new $10.3 million Battery Research and Innovation Hub in Burwood.

Alfred Deakin Professor Maria Forsyth, Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin and Professor Patrick Howlett.

The facility extends Deakin’s battery research, manufacturing and testing capabilities, enabling our researchers to lead the way in building Australia’s sovereign battery manufacturing capability.

The event was hosted by Alfred Deakin Professor Maria Forsyth and also included a snapshot of current industry and research projects from partners such as Barwon Water, Sensorplex, Calix, Li-S Energy and CSIRO, which focus on producing next generation batteries and battery components that are safer and more sustainable.

The Battery Research and Innovation Hub project includes co-funding by the Victorian Government ($5.2 million) and Deakin University ($5.1 million) and is part of the $350 million investment in local universities through the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund.