Maritime design and engineering consulting firm BMT has announced a collaboration with Adelaide incubation firm Innovyz Institute to develop the best and brightest in Australian manufacturing and advanced materials.
The collaboration between BMT involves the Innovyz Institute-run Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Program, which will seek to commercialise new manufacturing products and advanced materials over a nine-month period and will be run out of Tonsley Park in Adelaide.
“BMT is delighted to be partnering with Innovyz Institute, which is a company that shares our belief in the great potential of Australian industry and know-how,” BMT managing director Peter Behrendt said.
As part of the collaboration with Innovyz Institute, BMT will contribute to sourcing advanced materials and manufacturing innovation applications as well as mentor program participants.
Tom Kenyon, Innovyz Institute general manager, said, “There is so much research going on in our universities at the moment that we are confident that there are great ideas out there that can be turned into great materials and manufacturing companies."
The Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Program is funded through both the federal government and private investment. Innovyz Institute has run similar programs in the fields of health and wellness, and waste and recycling.