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Hydrogen Forum

A pathway to environmental and regional prosperity – Where to for Gippsland?

Hydrogen has been described as the ‘fuel for the future’. But what does that future look like for the industries and communities that will be involved in its production? And how do we get there?

Federation University, in partnership with Australian Carbon Innovation, is hosting a Hydrogen Forum to discuss the possibilities for hydrogen in Gippsland.

Speakers will include Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Parliament of Victoria) Steve Dimopoulos and Chief Scientist of Australia Alan Finkel.

The Forum provides a chance for researchers, industry and the community to come together and discuss the pathways to hydrogen production for Gippsland and its potential uses and applications.

When: 8.25am-4.30pm Thursday 8 August

Where: Auditorium (3E), Federation University (Gippsland), Northways Road, Churchill VIC 3842

To find out more and to register for the Forum, go to the event listing on Eventbrite.

Research and Innovation Showcase

To celebrate the University’s major partnerships and research projects, Business Partnership hosts a series of showcase events throughout the year.

These provide an opportunity to learn about the exciting initiatives that Federation is involved with and share conversation and ideas with University leaders, colleagues and industry.

2019 Research & Innovation Showcase calendar*




Showcase 1

Wednesday 27 March 2019


Showcase 2

Wednesday 19 June 2019


Showcase 3

Thursday 12 September 2019


Showcase Gala

Thursday 14 November 2019


* Subject to change

News stories

Business Partnerships regularly publishes stories about partnerships and projects happening at Federation University.

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Featured projects

Regional Carbon Innovation Centre aims to create sustainable new jobs for Gippslanders (29/04/2019)

The recently completed feasibility study into establishing a Regional Carbon Innovation Centre in the Latrobe Valley has found that it could deliver a number of compelling economic, social and environmental benefits to the region. Read more >

Latrobe Creative Precinct to open with a timely message (29/04/2019)

The Latrobe Creative Precinct is scheduled to open in 2020 with a collaborative musical theatre production involving local creatives from 8-80 years of age. Read more >

Gippsland Innovation Centre a boost for the region’s industry (29/04/2019)

The Gippsland Innovation Centre, as part of the Hi-Tech Precinct in Morwell, will help to take local businesses and industry to the next level. Read more >

Showcase highlights

Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence plans to bring 3D-metal-printing technology to Gippsland (29/04/2019)

A feasibility study is looking into ways that additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, could be implemented to create metal parts and potentially revolutionise the local manufacturing industry. Read more >

AHEaD research group helping Gippsland farming industry expand into the digital realm (29/04/2019)

A project supported by Federation University’s Animal Health, Ecology and Diagnostics (AHEaD) research group is helping local agribusinesses digitise and improve their business efficiency and productivity. Read more>

PhD project investigates how parents engage with family services in the Inner Gippsland region (29/04/2019)

Federation University PhD candidate Mary Randall is undertaking a study into voluntary family services that could contribute to improvements in Victoria’s child protection and family service system. Read more >

Federation and Australian Carbon Innovation finding new uses for the region’s carbon resource (29/04/2019)

It is well recognised that new power stations will most likely not be built into the foreseeable future. Given this outlook, it is critical that the Gippsland region position itself for an economic transition away from high-emission power generation. Read more >

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