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As a digital innovation ecosystem, Melbourne Connect represents a physical and programmatic convergence of many organisations and interdisciplinary institutions seeking to leverage research and emerging technologies to disrupt and transform our society.

At its core lies interdisciplinary collaboration, where researchers and industry participants cross traditional disciplines to creatively and ingeniously tackle complex problems. Whether you are pursuing advancements in food security and synthetic biology, developing new medical devices to improve patient care and outcomes, or incorporating new methods of evidence-driven design, Melbourne Connect is a place where ideas have currency and innovation thrives.

Melbourne Connect is home to companies of all scales and stages, including start-ups, spin-outs and scale-ups, through to publicly listed companies. Regardless of where you sit on the journey from idea to Initial Public Offering, the Melbourne Connect ecosystem connects people, place and possibility.

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The innovation precinct is an exemplar in mixed-use urban design and development, providing a wide range of amenities, including postgraduate student accommodation, retail outlets and an early learning centre, as well as a wide range of premium event venues with state-of-the-art facilities and resources.

Melbourne Connect is the epicentre of digital talent in Melbourne, accessing an extensive pipeline of highly skilled graduates, emerging researchers and thought-leading academics.

Melbourne Connect is powered by The University of Melbourne in partnership with a consortium led by Lendlease.

The Melbourne Connect Team