The Innovation Campus (iC) is a $350 million research and business community being developed by the University of Wollongong as a home for enterprise, partnership and business.Work alongside leading researchers; utilise cutting-edge research and development facilities; partner with enterprising organisations; and access the best students and graduates.
Innovation Campus (iC) is a unique community of business and research enterprises that will encourage interaction across business and shape the future of learning, innovation and industry. Over time, 5000 enterprising people will comprise iC's working community. Think: 135,000sqm of research, innovation and office space; state-of-the-art research centres; high-tech infrastructure; and living and working in an ecologically sustainable environment that encourages and inspires commitment, productivity and wellbeing.
To discuss how you can become involved, and for customised options, please contact Craig Peden.
SMART Infrastructure Facility
The first of its kind in Australia, SMART is a $61 million centre of integrated laboratories that will harness UOW's teaching and research expertise to address Australia's infrastructure needs. SMART's revolutionary education and research programs will evaluate infrastructure performance, identify and develop opportunities, optimise investment and produce graduates who will meet the challenges of infrastructure, today and in the future.
When completed in early 2011, SMART will boast world-class research institutions, including:
- SMART Rail Institute – Australia's pre-eminent research and training facility for rail research and technology
- Simulation Centre – applying research theories to large-scale, real-world scenarios for impact and feasibility research
IHMRI (Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute)
In 2006 the University of Wollongong (UOW) and South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service (SESIAHS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster and grow health and medical research in the Illawarra and advance joint research initiatives to benefit the local community. A major goal of the MOU was to build IHMRI's headquarters on the university campus to provide a focal point for health and medical research in the region.
In 2008, the NSW Government matched a contribution of $15m from the university to allow construction of IHMRI's $30m headquarters, completed in May 2010. Built over four levels, IHMRI's state-of-the-art headquarters feature international standard PC2 and PC3 biomedical research laboratories designed around the principle of shared amenities and services. The building also features a dedicated Clinical Research and Trials Unit.
IHMRI's vision - Excellence and innovation in health and medical research, better health services, healthier Illawarra community - encapsulates the belief that, by linking academic and clinical researchers around health and medical issues common in the region, research findings can be rapidly translated into improved clinical practice and health service delivery in the region.
Today, IHMRI provides research leadership, coordination, infrastructure, facilities and other support to more than 500 academic and clinical researchers throughout the Illawarra. Its research program is driven by an overarching population health agenda underpinned by four broad-based research themes:
- Ageing and Chronic Conditions
- Diagnostics and Therapeutics
- Health Care Delivery
- Neuroscience and Mental Health
This theme structure leverages existing relationships between academic and clinical researchers, creates a framework for collaboration, draws upon and develops research capacity in the region and is shaped by the particular health challenges it faces, such as chronic disease, potentially-avoidable hospitalisations, mental illness and the increased burden of disease in elderly and disadvantaged populations.
AIIM (Australian Institute for Innovative Materials)
Ensuring the future of Wollongong as a hub of high-tech manufacturing. AIIM is home to UOW's high-profile research centres, the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials and the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute. Both contribute to the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. Situated on the Innovation Campus, AIIM will develop highly skilled expertise that will transform traditional industries and form the basis for new high-tech health and energy manufacturing industries.
|Professor Gordon Wallace
Director, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute
P: +61 2 4221 3127
|Professor Shi Xue Dou
Director, Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials
P: +61 2 4221 4558
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