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Innovation Campus 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations

The University of Wollongong's internationally recognised Innovation Campus connects students, graduates and academics with business and industry. The Campus is a centre of Australian innovation and research excellence, home to a number of our leading research institutes and key commercial partners.

In 2006 the University of Wollongong broke ground on the Innovation Campus and in November, we’re celebrating its 10th anniversary. We’re inviting you to come and see how we’ve grown into an award-winning research, development and business precinct and see for yourself the work that is making a difference in our community.

The Innovation Campus is live and interactive so get involved in the following free activities.

Australian Institute for Innovative Materials

Research in Focus: Condoms, Bras and Cars

Date: Friday 18 November
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Australian Institute of Innovative Materials, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong

Ground-breaking discoveries are being made right here in Wollongong at the Australian Institute of Innovative Materials (AIIM), and now you have the chance to meet the makers. Whether you’re interested in electric vehicles, bionic bras and other wearable technology, or how tough hydrogels are being used to create the next generation condom, come and learn how a group of innovative minds are working to tackle global issues. Step inside the shoes of a surgeon and use the world-class BioPen, which has the ability to repair damaged or disease bone material by delivering live cells to the site of the injury.

Join us on Friday 18 November from 10am, or register for the free Showcase Seminar at 11am, featuring some of our leading researchers demonstrating their work in biofabrication, nanomaterials, battery innovation, and hydrogels. Register online for the Showcase Seminar at Eventbrite.



Centre Tour

Date: Friday 18 November
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: iAccelerate, Innovation Campus, Puckey Avenue, North Wollongong 

You're invited to come and see demonstrations from thriving local businesses, which came to life inside UOW’s iAccelerate Centre. The facility is the region’s first purpose-built business incubator, providing a permanent home for more than 280 start-up companies.

See yourself as an entrepreneur? iAccelerate offers innovative businesses the unique opportunity to access professional facilities and team up with students and staff from one of Australia’s leading universities. Come on the day to learn how we start with ideas, advance through growth, networking and mentoring, and pitch to industry.

Book online at


Science Centre & Planetarium

Open Day

Date: Saturday 19 November
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Science Centre and Planetarium, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong

What do chocolate and science have in common? Come to the Science of Chocolate show at UOW’s Science Centre & Planetarium and find out for free. 

You can also explore the universe through 100s of interactive exhibits, as we celebrate 10 years of research and achievement at our Innovation Campus. Take a chance to ask, explore and learn from some of the best researchers in the world.

Places are limited, so book today at

Science Centre

Sustainable Buildings Research Centre

Open Day

Date: Saturday 19 November
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Building 237, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong

Ever wondered how a home could produce as much energy, if not more, than it uses? Look no further than UOW’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre – which will be open for you to see on Saturday November 19. The building is alive with student research as a Living Laboratory and thrives on collaboration with industry.

Learn energy saving tips and tricks, participate in sustainable research, and see inside the internationally award-winning Illawarra Flame House, which was designed and built by more than 50 staff and students. The home pushes the boundaries of sustainable design and construction with hopes to inspire communities throughout Australia to take action on sustainability.

Book your spot online at


Other Activities

Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November, 10am – 3pm

Take a step back through history and explore creativity in different forms as part of a two-day Art Exhibition. Come and browse a range of work from UOW’s Digital Media students, see a series of photos showing the history of the Innovation Campus or cast your eyes over the UOW Art Collection Exhibition, featuring a selection of works by Bert Flugelman, Robert Klippel, Jacky Redgate, Adam Cullen, Stephen Little, Rona Green, and Arone Meeks.

Saturday 19 November, 11am – 3pm

The UOW Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) will be running a free festival with live music and performances from UOW Clubs and Societies. Come down and grab some lunch from a range of food truck options and enjoy the UOW experience. 

Saturday 19 November, 8am – 1pm

IC Health will be open to the public with a great series of events, including: 

  • Tours and specialist advice from fitness professionals 
  • A Fitness Challenge - have a go and enter the draw to win a free three-month Gold Pass!

Come along and score yourself a free 7 Day Trial Pass and take advantage of the IC Health Summer Membership Special offer.

Getting to Innovation Campus


We're looking forward to seeing you on the 18th and 19th of November. See the map below to find UOW Innovation Campus on Squires Way, North Wollongong.