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GM Commits to Engineering Centre in Melbourne

FBBF is delighted with the announcement by GM for a global centre focused on " autonomous vehicles and electric power-trains of the future.” https://reneweconomy.com.au/gm-holden-seeks-150-engineers-to-accelerate-electric-autonomous-vehicles-94100/

FBBF Chair visits Automotive Campus Eindhoven Netherlands

FBBF Chair Stephane Fayd'herbe took the opportunity on a recent trip to Europe to visits the Automotive Campus in Helmond, in Holland It is located right in the middle of the Brainport Region, is the national and international hotspot, meeting-place and a potential business location for automotive business. De Automotive Campus offers an attractive environment for learning- and working, a state of the art technology and related (test-) facilities as well as flexible residential concepts. Stephane was hosted by Marco Marechai the author of Mobility in the Future 2030 and a leading consultant at Connected Strategic Changes Processes.

Cementing Melbourne's Position Through Concrete Research

With the boost in infrastructure projects underway, the importance of the cement industry in Fishermans Bend has never been more critical. The ships are lining up at the Melbourne Facility to deliver every increasing volume of cement FBBF is working with the Cement, Concrete & Aggregate Association to encourage the UoM to include study of building materials and design along the lines of the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub in the US http://news.mit.edu/topic/concrete The Victorian Government has taken a major step to ensuring the success of the Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct with the signing of Melbourne University to sell part of the GMH site. The university plans to locate their Post

Update from Fishermans Bend Taskforce General Manager

Fishermans Bend Business Forum members enjoyed the presentation by Geoff Ward the GM of the Fishermans Bend Taskforce at the Borough Connect lunch at the Port Melbourne Football Club's Sandridge Event Centre. Great to hear from Barry Brakey, Chair of the Property Industry Foundation about their working building houses for young people at risk. Attending FBBF members received some reassurance about sites occupied by their businesses that have been designated for public purposes. Photo (LtoR) FBBF Executive Officer David Weston, Barry Brakey of the Property Industry Foundation and Alysia Reilly of Colliers International an FBBF member. International Melbourne

Fishermans Bend Business Helps Burns Victims in Greece

Fishermans Bend is generating its representation as an innovation hub. Local business PolyNovo has commercialised a CSIRO invention that is used in surgery on burns victims. The product is a foam-like material can be stapled onto the affected area. The dermis layer of the skin which includes blood vessels, elastin and fat, then grows into the product. PolyNovo chief executive Paul Brennan said that, In the past, surgeons would have had to use cow’s tendons, pig skin or skin from human cadavers, which were prone to breeding infection, with [the synthetic skin] is very minimal scarring and very soft and flexible skin On hearing of the tragic bush-fires in Athens, Adelaide burns surgeon Dr Jo

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