Expected to open by 2020, the new $17 million Innovation Centre will be at the heart of Hi-Tech Precinct Gippsland.
Its primary purpose will be to welcome ideas and collaboration across all levels of education and training, higher level technology research and businesses interested in accessing the skills of all founding partners for commercial development.
The Innovation Centre will offer commercial space and facilities for innovative companies interesting in aligning their operations with the HTPG vision of innovation through collaboration.
Market competitive rents will support commercial programs, with tenants able to become part of the Federation University’s proven ‘Tenancy Plus’ environment. Tenancy Plus is the model behind the success of the university’s three existing technology parks located in and around Ballarat.
All three host more than 2,200 private sector jobs across 62 small, medium and large organisations, and generate over $300 million in annual economic activity.
Tenancy Plus offers the optimal environment for commercial success by providing partners with:
The Innovation Centre will provide the first opportunity for business in Gippsland to benefit from the competitive advantages afforded through the highly effective Tenancy Plus partnership model.