Set your ideas alight. Develop a commercial lens. Turn your focus from ideation to incubation.

Our incubator program transforms concepts into commercially viable products and businesses. Whether you’re a student, a start-up, or an established business, your next great success can be built here.

Take advantage of all the Swinburne campus has to offer – from labs to studios to workshops – it’s all at your fingertips.

Innovation Pipeline

All entrepreneurs must start somewhere. The Swinburne Innovation Precinct provides a program of activities that will help you grow – whether you’re just beginning your journey or already established.

From the knowledge-building suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to our pre-accelerator and accelerator programs, we can guide you on the necessary steps to build and test a commercially viable product or service.

Our framework covers the critical stages of development from ideation to commercialisation through three key programs:

  • Ignite: Structured innovation and entrepreneurship training experiences that turn students into entrepreneurs
  • Inspire: Skills workshops and co-creation spaces that transform knowledge into know-how
  • Innovate: • An incubator program that supports the entrepreneurial journey from pre-seed to scale-up

Startup partners

We are connected with a range of other startup programs locally and nationally, including CSIRO ON Prime and CSIRO ON Accelerator. In each round of these programs, we can nominate participants to compete for places, which are funded by the National Innovation and Science Agenda. We’ll help you find the best partners to make your project take flight.

Co-creation space

Embed yourself

The experience at Swinburne’s Innovation Precinct is wholly immersive. Students and partners get to fully embrace Swinburne’s culture of innovation and access the extensive range of innovation capabilities, including the Design Factory Melbourne, Factory of the Future and Digital Innovation Lab.

Resources available include:

  • a variety of accelerator programs
  • skills-focused workshops and seminars
  • prototyping facilities
  • office space in a co-working environment
  • meeting and function rooms, including a commercial kitchen
  • administrative facilities (e.g. photocopying, Wi-Fi, etc.)

MedCorp Technologies


MedCorp Technologies

MedCorp Technologies is a startup medical device company founded by Swinburne Alumni Jacqueline Savage. It develops wearable technologies for the healthcare industry, such as the wearable patient monitoring and drug infusion device.

Jacqui won the Emerging Leader award at the 2016 Most Valuable Women in Leadership Awards.

Entrepreneurs in residence

Our mentoring program will support entrepreneurial teams by providing students and staff with an opportunity to learn from the best. Our Entrepreneur in Residence program will bring leading experts together from international innovation hubs in Israel, the United States and Europe.