German-Australian network meeting

In early June 2024, Trade and Invest Queensland (TIQ), in cooperation with T+I, hosted the Germany-Queensland Partnership Networking BBQ with 60 guests from business, science and politics in Berlin. The aim of the event was to strengthen the exchange between Germany and Australia.

The event was opened by Dave Stewart, Agent-General of Queensland (TIQ) for Europe and the UK. He reported on the positive experience of working with Germany.

A series of presentations shed light on this. Stephen Wilmot (Pure Battery Technologies Australia), for example, presented a sustainable processing technology for nickel and cobalt battery materials. The company has already opened a production site in Germany.

Meeting in Australia
Prof. Michael Groß presented the various networks of the Circular Bioeconomy Cluster and announced the next meeting for November in Australia. In particular, he mentioned the relevance of the network partners from Lusatia, a region in the middle of structural change in southern Brandenburg/eastern Saxony. The freshly produced clip for “Food Systems” was also shown for the first time.

Green patches for recultivation
The first successful project from the Environmental Technology and Soil Recultivation Network, “Green Patch”, also attracted attention. The aim of the project partners NagolaRe GmbH, Mechakon and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) is to develop a new type of soil mat for the recultivation of open-cast mining areas using regional seeds and a production plant for the mats. Christina Grätz from NagolaRe shared her positive experiences of working with Australia.