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Due to the COVID situation in Melbourne, ANFF has deemed it safest to reformat the ANFF Retreat and Showcase, introducing a webinar series and postponing the “in person” event to next year.

The new addition to the schedule will see the network hold a series of six hour-long webinars that present some of the most exciting ANFF-enabled research in the following priority areas:

Construction Science (21 October 2020)

New and novel technologies to enhance construction materials and buildings of the future.

MedTech (28 October 2020)

Developments in medical technologies that will help form Australia’s economic future.

Space (4 November 2020)

Furthering the technologies designed to aid space exploration, or to view Earth from high above.

Communications tech and Cybersecurity (11 November 2020)

An overview of research that is improving the transmission or security of communication and data.

Energy (18 November 2020)

Improving the energy outlook via new technologies or increasing the efficiencies of established ones.

Food and Agribusiness (25 November 2020)

Uses of technology to improve the quality of food, or to help produce it.

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We’ll be seeing you soon.

The main event, a free three-day event that provides a platform of learning and an opportunity for bringing our community together, has been postponed until next year due to the COVID situation in Melbourne – save the date for 11-13 May 2021.

Themed on the title Enabled by ANFF, this event is split into three distinct days, providing focused talks and activities for each of the components that form the ANFF network – staff, researchers, and industry clients.

Sign up to our newsletter by clicking here to make sure you’re kept up to date on news around this event. If you have any further questions about these developments, please don’t hesitate to contact Tom Eddershaw (

We are seeking to assist anyone working to combat COVID, and are providing additional assistance to qualifying projects. If you or any one you know are working on COVID-related research, please get in touch via the designated email address to see how we can help.

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