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Scale Facilitation® is Major Sponsor for GMC 25th Anniversary Industry Awards

Geelong, Victoria, Australia, February 23, 2023 - Scale Facilitation® is proud to be the major sponsor for the Geelong Manufacturing Council’s (GMC) 25th Anniversary Celebration and Distinguished Service to Manufacturing Awards, set to take place on March 2nd, 2023.

Scale Facilitation® is the principal sponsor for the event and is providing support in the lead up to the event, including media, communications, and event planning. Scale Facilitation® is also sponsoring an award during the evening – the Distinguished Contribution to Innovative Manufacturing in Geelong and the Region. The winner of this sponsored award will be chosen from a shortlist provided by an independent committee.

CSIRO, Viva Energy and the City of Greater Geelong are supporting sponsors.

This special event will celebrate the proud history and stellar future of manufacturing in the Geelong region, and recognise distinguished contributors to local manufacturing. Other awards to be presented on the night include the Viva Energy sponsored award for Leadership in Sustainability Excellence for the Manufacturing Sector, and Lifetime Contribution Awards, in recognition of companies and organisations who have been members of the Geelong Manufacturing Council for more than 20 years.

Scale Facilitation® CEO and Founder, David A. Collard says he is excited to support the event. “Part of our ethos is to champion ideas and innovation that benefit humankind, especially work that benefits the regions we operate in, like my hometown of Geelong and the home of our portfolio company, Recharge Industries™.”

“We recognise the GMC for the important work they do and are proud to be able to help support this important event,” says David.

Jennifer Conley, the CEO of GMC, says manufacturing is driving an industry renaissance in the Geelong region. "This event is an opportunity to acknowledge the entrepreneurs, investors and manufacturing workforce who are building opportunities in global new energy opportunities, food processing and defence, among other sectors," she said.

“We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors for allowing us to put on an evening in recognition of those who are shaping our region.”

“We are particularly grateful for Scale Facilitation® because of their commitment to ensuring the night is a success. They have provided us with help from the smallest details on the invitations to the biggest decisions,” says Conley.

About the Geelong Manufacturing Council Geelong Manufacturing Council (GMC) is the leading voice for manufacturing in Geelong and the south-west region of Victoria. Our members include globally competitive manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and associated technology and engineering leaders, as well as research institutions and vocational education organisations.

The GMC supports members in skills and opportunities development, in stimulating innovation, product and market diversification, and in creating a positive manufacturing environment, through knowledge sharing, advocacy and networking activities.

For more information on the Geelong Manufacturing Council, please visit or connect with the GMC on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Scale Facilitation® With its Global Headquarters in Manhattan and its Global Innovation Center in Geelong, Australia, Scale Facilitation® is working bilaterally to bring together research, advanced manufacturing, capital, supply chains and talent.

Scale Facilitation® is an investment firm with a novel approach de-risking projects by empowering innovators to maintain focus on their craft and facilitating the many critical services and capabilities required to deliver large-scale advanced manufacturing and innovation projects. Scale Facilitation® removes the many barriers to commercialization for innovators by giving access to the right strategic partners and collaborators who will adopt and scale their inventions.

For more information on Scale Facilitation®, please visit or connect with Scale Facilitation® on Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Recharge Industries™ Generating our green future, Recharge Industries™ is establishing a large-scale lithium-ion battery cell production and research capability in Australia. Using world leading artificial intelligence (AI) and multinational research partnerships, we are finding ways to make batteries better, safer, and longer lasting. We are powering the transition to a low emissions future by creating advanced battery cell manufacturing capabilities onshore.

For more information on Recharge Industries™, please visit or connect with Recharge Industries™ on Linkedin and Twitter.


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