La Trobe University Research and Innovation Precinct

Solve real world problems with world-class research and innovation.

La Trobe Research and Innovation Precinct, can help you deliver products and services with a competitive edge, particularly in the areas of health and wellbeing; agriculture, food and environment; and digital transformation.

La Trobe University’s Research & Innovation Precinct is the place to incubate, accelerate and scale your business. Within the 234 hectare University City of the Future site, La Trobe provides world class infrastructure and collaborative spaces to support businesses and employees thrive.

La Trobe Research and Innovation Precinct offers co-located partners priority access to globally renowned researchers, world-class facilities and infrastructure, collaboration across the value chain, and competitively priced space - all this with a future workforce on your doorstep.

It is located at La Trobe University, one of the highest ranking universities in the world (ranked in the top 1.3 per cent).

We invite you join the La Trobe Research and Innovation Precinct and be part of this extraordinary ‘University City of the Future’.

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Join innovation leaders already committed to the precinct

The Research and Innovation Precinct brings entrepreneurs, industry, academics, educators and community together to create an increasingly critical melting pot of business, industry and research needed to solve the world’s biggest and most difficult problems.

The precinct ecosystem empowers innovators and emerging companies all the way from concept through to commercialisation, scale-up and acceleration – and has already helped partner companies raise A$30 million with joint investment from government and industry, and co-developed intellectual property.

Precinct partners include

  • Accelio
  • AdAlta
  • Agriculture Victoria
  • Cann Group Limited
  • Caval
  • CornerStone Building Services
  • GeneWorks
  • Hexima
  • NorthLink
  • PhotonSystems Instruments
  • RioTinto
  • SensaData
  • Solvay
  • Vacca
  • Victorian Police Forensic Services
  • VivaZome
  • Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Priority access to world-class research and innovation expertise

Co-locate at La Trobe’s Research and Innovation Precinct and you will gain priority access to expertise in agriculture, food and the environment, health and well-being and digital technology and transformation.

Researchers know how to work with industry to deliver results with economic value.  You can tap into specialist expertise and insight by:

  • Commissioning short-term consulting services
  • Commissioning custom research projects
  • Exploring joint industry-university grant funding opportunities
  • Engaging an out-of-house R&D team with access to world-class research facilities

La Trobe University has demonstrated its global impact in the latest Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, placing fourth in the world, third in Australia and first in Victoria for overall contribution to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and ranking first in the world for gender equality and second for its contribution to health and well-being.

La Trobe Research and Innovation Precinct can be an ideal and productive home for your next research and innovation project.

Just 14km from the Melbourne CBD

La Trobe Research and Innovation Precinct is an integral part of La Trobe National Employment and Innovation Cluster.

Its just 30 minutes to Melbourne Airport and quarantine services, with easy access to the Metropolitan Ring Road (M80)- 6kms, the Eastern Freeway (M3)- 9kms, and planned North East Link and highways.