University of Newcastle
Education, Workplace, Interiors
The aim of the Innovation Lab is to provide the physical space and facilities needed by the University of Newcastle students and staff to create, develop and produce innovative ideas and products to meet market expectations. Activities that will take place within the space will include pitching to potential investors and mentoring by external experts and talents, exposing students to the concepts of day to day realities of business establishment.
The lab will bring together all elements of the ecosystem to support start-ups in the Hunter Region including researchers, students, developers, investors, technical specialists and business advisors. The lab’s main aim will be to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, providing flexible working spaces for users and hot desks for visiting staff and mentors. The lab will provide a simple yet vibrant space including flexible work-spaces to suit a range of users, collaborative meeting spaces, presentation spaces, multi-dimensional zones for particular tasks and functions.