Transforming Our Economy – One Cleantech Product at a Time

Geelong is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. It faces significant social, environmental and economic challenges as it transforms into a city of the 22nd century. With its strong growth; proactive business, industry and community groups; and commitment to working together with an innovative culture, the city is ideally placed to take on the challenges of a comprehensive response to making Geelong more resilient. Cleantech Innovations Geelong is a partnership program between the City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Manufacturing Council, and the Victorian State Government. Business support is provided to develop markets for clean technologies by understanding more about the supply and demand needs of the market, and delivering a Business Plan to respond to these needs over time.

This presentation will feature:
1. An outline of the strategic intention which underpins cleantech market development in Geelong
2. The partnership approach to deliver the Cleantech Innovations Geelong Business Plan and the economic outcomes already delivered
3. Case studies (from a list of 13) which illustrate collaborative projects transforming an ailing manufacturing base, while delivering low carbon economic growth