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Technische Universität Braunschweig in Braunschweig, Germany 

Technische Universität Braunschweig, a member of the “TU9” – leading universities with technical orientation in Germany – is the oldest university with technical background in Germany, comprising 14.000 students. The Product and Life-Cycle-Management Research Group within the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF) considers life cycle oriented improvement of products and processes as well as the development and industrial application of concepts, methods and tools towards the vision of sustainable development. A leading centre for the development of design methods and tools that support sustainable product design, it promotes environmental sustainability through a directed program of research, consulting, professional development and knowledge transfer.

Technische Universitat Braunschweig IWF

Joint German-Australian Research Group: Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Management

Australian Research Group in Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Management combines the life cycle engineering capabilities of UNSW and Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, and has been established with the funding support of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research. A number of joint research projects are currently conducted with multinational manufacturers on how to reduce their resource consumption and environmental footprint, and optimise efficiency in different parts of their operations worldwide.

Joint German-Australian Research Group




Partners of Ongoing Projects

Advance Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (AMCRC)

A company established by 5 universities, 3 manufacturing companies and the CSIRO. It aims to be a world-class centre for the development and application of advance manufacturing systems and supporting technologies for the economic benefit of Australian industry and society.


Aesculap, a division of the B. Braun Melsungen AG, focuses on products and services for core processes in surgery.


Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

Ampelite Fibreglass Pty Ltd

Ampelite is a fibreglass and polycarbonate roof sheet manufacturer and distributor throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Boeing Research & Technology Australia (BR&T)

BR&T is Boeing's advanced research and development unit.

B-Pods Pty Ltd (Tractile)

Tractile designs the interlocking roof system which is modern and uses lightweight materials.

Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC)

The Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC is a research centre in Australia which is an expert in researching and developing the application of fibre composites in civil infrastructure.

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI)

DEEDI of the Queensland State government involves in assisting and improving Queenslander’s economy by focusing on the job opportunities as well as start-up, expand and innovation for the businesses and industry sectors. Moreover, the department also respond to challenges like climate change and carbon trading.

Exel Composites

Exel Composites is a technology company which designs, manufactures and markets composite profiles and tubes for industrial applications.

Edaw l AECOM Inc

EDAW Australia is a national practice of multi-disciplinary design and planning professionals covering planning, site and urban design and landscape architecture.

Gold Coast City Council (GCCC)

Mustang Marine Australia Pty Ltd

Mustang Marine is an innovative boat manufacturer and exporter of Sports boats.

Manufacturing Skills Australia

MSA is the national Industry Skills Council that is recognised by the Australian Government and the manufacturing and automotive industries.

Nupol Composites

Nupol Composites is a manufacturer and supplier of materials to the composites industry in Australia.

Wagners Composite Fibre Technologies Manufacturing Pty Ltd

Wagners Composite Fibre Technologies (CFT) uses and develops composite engineering materials, manufacturing and installing various composites products such as Composite Bridge Decks and Composite Cross Arms. 

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