Future proofing business and industry

We work with business and industry to provide business support through Cleantech Innovations Geelong.

Developing clean technologies

Clean Technologies are defined as economically viable products, services and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, dramatically reduce the use of natural resources and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes.

Cleantech Innovations is a business and industry support program to develop markets for clean technologies (cleantech).  Our vision is to establish Geelong as a Centre of Excellence for cleantech in Australia, by attracting investment, creating jobs and building skills.  

The program has been operating since 2014, delivering positive economic growth and sustainability outcomes for Greater Geelong.  Since 2014 the focus on circular economy at local, state and federal government level has grown.  The release of Recycling Victoria: a new economy by the Victorian Government in February 2020, enables Cleantech Innovations to highlight the circular economy related work we have been involved in, and do more of it.   

While the business support is now provided by City of Greater Geelong, in the past the program was delivered through a partnership funded through the Victorian State Government, the Geelong Manufacturing Council and the City of Greater Geelong.  The program is in line with Geelong’s designation as a UNESCO City of Design and the community-led 30 year vision for a clever and creative future.

Outcomes achieved under the 2014-2021 funding included:

Support for your business

How can we help you?

We provide hands-on business support to help you:

  • Access grants for new, collaborative projects that stimulate the market for clean technologies
  • Deliver activities to develop your skills and capabilities around clean technologies
  • Create innovative cleantech products through procurement
  • Explore opportunities to grow your market for cleantech products or services
  • Share your success stories and learn from others through industry briefings

Our key activities

  • Bringing new cleantech products to market by stimulating demand through Procurement for Innovation;
  • Inviting proposals for scalable cleantech demonstration project(s); and
  • Exploring the creation of a cleantech and circular economy precinct.

View our Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2020-2030, our Sustainability Framework & Action Plan, and our soon to be released Climate Change Response Plan and Economic Development Plan.  

Page last updated: Monday, 4 April 2022