The Fire Station at Swinburne houses the Innovation Precinct and Design Factory Melbourne. The building was previously the Hawthorn Fire Station for 87 years, decommissioned in 1997.

Swinburne Innovation Precinct

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Innovation occurs when divergent concepts come together to form a solution. At Swinburne’s Innovation Precinct, multi-disciplinary teamwork is fostered through co-creation spaces, collaboration opportunities, as well as programs and events. It’s an innovation ecosystem that supports ideas both big and small. Find out how the Innovation Precinct can turn your ideas into reality.
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Innovation Precinct Student Ambassador Program

Could you be an ambassador for innovation at Swinburne? The Swinburne Innovation Precinct's Student Ambassador Program is a 24-week paid opportunity and a great way for students to engage with the Innovation Precinct.

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Pre-Accelerator Program

The Pre-Accelerator Program is a 5 week program designed to help founders take an idea or early stage startup to the next level by testing their product to see if there is a viable market.

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Accelerator Program

The Accelerator Program is a 12-week program designed to help founders find their product-market fit and scale their ventures.

Contact the Innovation Precinct

Discuss with us collaboration, investment, learning or mentorship opportunities.

Call +61 3 9214 3700