Principal Industry Partners
Industry partners are listed in alphabetical order
Costa mushrooms is a local business that grows mushrooms which supply approximately 45% of store bought mushrooms across Australia. Most mushrooms bought in Victoria would generally come from their Mernda site.
In 2019 Costa Mushrooms came onboard as one of our Food and innovation Industry partners. Through this partnership we hope to encourage student innovation in Melbourne’s north and challenge local young people to solve their waste problem by transforming mushroom stalks into a value-added product in the FoodLab Specialist Design Challenge.
Farmwall design sustainable products, technologies and experiences that spark meaningful interactions with food and that benefit people and the environment. By turning the experience of growing food into a rewarding endeavour Farmwall increase physical and mental wellbeing, while keeping things simple, natural and fun.
Over the past 2 years Banyule Nillumbik and Whittlesea Tech Schools have worked closely with Farmwall to develop programs to help innovate solutions for their Farmwall system in the Autocrops Design Challenge. Farmwall has graciously provided both tech schools with with their micro greens and Farmwall systems.
Institute for Frontier Materials
The Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University is a leading materials science research institute. IFM metallurgy and materials researchers, working with researchers in artificial intelligence have created cutting-edge software that accelerates alloy design and optimises alloy processes, compared to traditional “trial and error” techniques.
IFM provided consultation during the development of our Protective Moto Gear Specialist Design Challenge and worked with Macleod College students to test and calculate the abrasion data used in the prototype section of the program. They also provided artifacts for the inspiration gallery at the tech school and video clips for the program’s inspiration section.
North East Link
North East Link will finally fix the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network between the Ring Road in Greensborough and an upgraded Eastern Freeway in Bulleen. But this massive program of work is more than just Victoria’s biggest ever road project. We’re bringing five big projects together change the way people move around Melbourne by road, bus and bike.
Over the past year Banyule Nillumbik Tech School has worked closely with NELP to develop the Future Transport Inquiry that helps solve active transport issues within local areas and to improve the overall active transport experience for users.
Melbourne Innovation Centre
Melbourne Innovation Centre’s internationally acclaimed Business Incubation program, co-working spaces around Melbourne, and their state-wide delivery of the Digital Solutions program and other vital business support programs, they can help your small businesses at any stage of its journey.
Melbourne Innovation Centre played a critical role in co-designing and co-creating the Introduction to Entrepreneurship program. They also gave invaluable insight into the entrepreneur journey during video interviews. MIC provided content knowledge into lean and agile methodologies and played a consultancy role since the program was launched. They also facilitated the early deliveries of the program.
Moto Establishment (Moto Est.) is the evolution and diversification of Moto Femmes – a strong female rider brand and community. Moto Est. opens up our tribe to include all riders and provide the same quality of products, support, and eventually the same sense of riding community and story sharing.
Moto Est. provided artifacts for our inspiration gallery and video clips that highlight the factors of importance in the design of motogear and more information about the urban rider market for the Protective Moto Gear specialist design challenge.
Scott B Harris
Scott B Harris is a keynote speaker, author and resilience expert. In 2008, Scott was involved in a motorbike accident that caused lasting injuries including a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Scott provided artifacts for our gallery space which included the protective moto-gear that he was using during his accident. He also gave a video interview to talk about his personal story to enhance the empathy activities during the Protective Moto Gear program.
Other Program Partners
Banyule Nillumbik Tech School would also acknowledge our the following community and industry partners and thank them for their contributions to our programs