Industry Groups

ACARP – The Australian Coal Industry’s research program. The ACARP model has effectively demonstrated the wisdom of pooling research funds with the benefit of considerable leverage of R&D expenditures to address wider industry problems.

AI Group – The Australian Industry (AI) Group represents traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors and has been supporting businesses across Australia for over 140 years. Their members are small and large businesses in sectors including manufacturing, construction, engineering, transport & logistics, labour hire, mining services, the defence industry, civil airlines and ICT.

AusBiotech - The leading Australian industry body representing and advocating for organisations doing business in and with the global life sciences economy (including therapeutics, medical technology, digital health, food technology an agriculture sectors).

Austmine - Austmine is the leading industry body for the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector. They are a not-for-profit industry association focused on encouraging innovation and best practice within the METS sector and wider mining industry and championing collaboration between METS, miners and researchers.

Australian Industry Defence Network (AIDN) - The Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) is a national peak body, to support SME suppliers to Defence and Security related customers via advocacy, trusted partnerships and member services.

Central Coast Industry Connect (CCIC) - Central Coast Industry Connect (CCIC) is an umbrella organisation for manufacturing and related industry sectors on the NSW Central Coast. CCIC fosters collaboration and connection between Industry and Business.

Hunter Business Chamber – The University of Newcastle is a proud member of the Hunter Business Chamber and a Gold Member of the Hunter Business Chamber’s exclusive invitation only Hunter First group. This entitles The University to unequalled opportunities to engage with key government and corporate leaders on various issues of importance.

Hunter Defence Task Force - A high-level advocacy and action group has been formed to promote the Hunter’s defence industry capability and drive more defence contracts and investment to the region.

Hunter iF - Hunter iF Ltd is a not-for-profit support organisation that encourages and facilitates investment, jobs and growth in the Hunter as the region undergoes significant change. It does this by providing a hub for innovation through a comprehensive, connected and cohesive package of services, programs and opportunities.

Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA) - The Hunter Manufacturing Awards are champions for vibrant and enduring manufacturing in our region. They engage with the sector and offer great opportunities for education, connection and collaboration.

HunterNet - HunterNet is widely recognised within Australian manufacturing and academia as the most successful industry ‘cluster’ of its type nationally. Incorporated in 1992, HunterNet is a network of manufacturing, engineering and specialist services companies located in the Hunter and Central Coast Regions of NSW.

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