A working city

A place to work together

A place where relationships are forged between young entrepreneurs, mentors, supporters and funders. Co-locating and collaborating with industry and partners will be the norm.


Our University City will have an undeniable power in numbers. Businesses of all sizes, from established global companies to disruptive start-ups, will form a new industry hub for the north. This will be an inspiring place to work, where new collaborations and connections enable real business growth.

We will create a world-class setting by becoming a ‘living laboratory’: co-locating and collaborating with industry and partners who will develop, test and adopt new technologies.

We will drive job growth with a focus on core industry sectors in which La Trobe demonstrates existing world-class research and innovation: Agriculture, Food and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Digital Technology and Transformation.

Our research and innovation precinct will promote the study, research, development and communication of ideas to solve real-world regional and global challenges, and industry, government, academics and students alike will profit from being at the forefront of leading research and educational excellence across existing and emerging industries.

We will work closely with sector-leading partners to co-develop and co-deliver new subjects, courses and programs which directly address workforce needs. Our plans also include brokering relationships between industry, entrepreneurs and government to help foster a culture of collaboration.

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Our research

See why we’re top rated nationally for our research.

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Research and Innovation Precinct and Partnerships

Collaborate to deliver results and add value to your organisation.

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Health and Wellbeing Hub

A hospital, a primary and allied health care centre and aged care in one place.

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Digital Technology and Cybersecurity

Be at the forefront of an industry that is at the centre of the digital revolution.

Help us shape our city

If you are interested in talking to us about how you can become involved and be part of our future, please reach out to us.

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