The new Innovation Precinct

The University of Melbourne is developing Australia’s leading innovation precinct on the former site of the Royal Women’s Hospital, located on the corner of Swanston and Grattan streets in Carlton. Industry, researchers, government and the community will co-locate within the new precinct and collaborate to develop innovative solutions to major societal challenges.

The precinct will provide an environment where great minds from different disciplines collide to turn big ideas into pioneering products or services, particularly in relation to changing technologies, sustainability and resilience.

Science Gallery Melbourne will join the Melbourne School of Engineering and the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne, which will be moving to the new innovation precinct, along with student accommodation, fabrication labs and co-working and event spaces to be occupied by the University of Melbourne, industry partners and other commercial operators.

Construction of the Innovation Precinct will commence in mid 2018, and doors will open to the public in 2020.

Read more about the plans for the Innovation Precinct.