From February 26-28, a workshop at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane brought together researchers from Bavarian and Queensland universities, including a delegation from TUM Campus Straubing (TUMCS). The delegation featured TUMCS rector Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber, Prof. Dr. Dominik Grimm (Bioinformatics), and Prof. Dr. Magnus Fröhling (Circular Economy). The workshop focused on key research areas such as Additive Manufacturing, Health, AI, Bioeconomy, Energy, and Cleantech. Discussions highlighted shared challenges in climate change, biodiversity loss, and sustainable energy provision. The Circular Economy was a big cross-cutting issue. The unique perspectives of Australia/Queensland and Germany/Bavaria sparked conversations about the future of global value chains in sustainability transitions. The workshop emphasized collaboration as a key solution, showcasing the potential for joint efforts in finding solutions through the exchange of ideas and expertise.