Woodside launches Innovation Centre at Monash University

The Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash University. Photo courtesy of Harris HMC.

The Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash University. Photo courtesy of Harris HMC.

Woodside and Monash University have teamed up to launch a new Innovation Centre in Melbourne, aiming to drive significant advances in the energy sector.

The Innovation Centre was officially opened by the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia the Hon. Josh Frydenberg on 15 June, and incorporates cutting-edge technology with expertise in both engineering research and design and IT.

“Our vision for our Monash centre is for us to rapidly advance commercial opportunities through materials engineering, additive manufacturing and data science,” said Woodside Senior Vice President Shaun Gregory.

“We are really excited about collaborating with researchers and experts from Monash to identify opportunities to solve real-life challenges we face at Woodside.”

Woodside engineers and Monash researchers will together develop and test prototypes in the laboratory, aiming to make breakthroughs in new applications for the energy and industries.

“The Woodside Innovation Centre demonstrates Monash University’s commitment to connecting our world-leading research with industry,” said Monash Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO.

“We are grateful to Woodside for such a generous contribution to establish the centre that will have national and global impact.”

Woodside will contribute $10 million over five years towards the Innovation Centre – the largest corporate philanthropic gift in the University’s history.

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