ECU’s Joondalup campus was recently announced to be the location of the Western Australian Government’s first Innovation Hub.
The Hub is part of the Australian Government’s AUD16.7 million New Industries Fund programme, which is focused on creating new jobs through innovation.
The Joondalup Innovation Hub will initially focus on cyber security, leveraging ECU’s reputation as a world leader in cyber security research.
With an AUD800,000 investment from the Government, it will bring together public, private and research sectors headquartered in ECU’s Ngoolark Building on the Joondalup campus. It will also utilise facilities in ECU and throughout the Joondalup area.
This Innovation Hub is just the latest investment in cyber security for ECU. In September, ECU was announced as a principal partner in the State Government supported AUD50 million Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre.
And in June, ECU became one of only two designated Academic Centres of Excellence in Australia, receiving AUD900,000 from the Commonwealth in funding.