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Docklands: Digital Media and Production Hub

Over the last two decades, Melbourne’s Docklands precinct has emerged as a key location for the Australian film and television industry. Docklands Studios Melbourne opened in 2004 with the ambition to support Victoria’s film and television industry and attract major productions to Melbourne. In 2010, the Nine Network relocated its TV production to Docklands. The State Government has continued to invest in the development of screen production infrastructure including the recently completed super-stage.

The opportunity

  • To create a Digital Media & Production Hub with strong connections to the Docklands Studios and industry partners operating in the Studios and surrounding area.
  • The site would focus on supporting education in the disciplines of Media and Communications, Film and TV Production (VE), Design (e.g. Animation and Interactive Media), as well as links to related disciplines such as Computer Science, Music and Art.
  • Types of activities to be explored at the site include: – Work integrated learning – Partnered studios with industry – Joint titled qualifications with industry partners – Masterclass skills training
  • RMIT Productions: joint revenue earning, joint IP generation, and research commercialisation opportunity

Fishermans Bend: STEM Industry Precinct

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 480 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. By 2050, it will be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 80,000 people. Fishermans Bend has long been synonymous with innovation and ingenuity in Australia’s manufacturing and industrial history. The Victorian Government’s vision for future development of the precinct will build on existing strengths and industry connections to redefine manufacturing in a 21st century context.

The opportunity
To participate in the development of a new industry and STEM precinct with strategic connections through research and strategic industry partnerships to defence, aviation and other key sectors. Opportunities for shared use of research infrastructure and industry collaboration spaces.

Cremorne: Digital, Start-Up and Innovation Hub

From the early 1900s to the 1980s, Cremorne was a bustling manufacturing centre – today this inner-Melbourne pocket nestled between Richmond and the Yarra River is a driving force behind Victoria’s tech sector. Four of Victoria’s tech ‘unicorns’ – start-ups that have attained billion-dollar valuations – are headquartered in Cremorne, along with around 700 businesses that employ more than 10,000 workers. The Victorian Government has committed to anchor the ongoing development of Cremorne as a global innovation and technology precinct with support to establish a flagship digital hub in Cremorne.

The opportunity
To link into the strong multi-sector digital-innovation and startup ecosystems of Cremorne by being a foundational partner in the Cremorne Digital Hub, along with Artesian Venture Partners, the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and La Trobe University.

Arden: International Education, Medical and Life Sciences Hub

Arden is an urban renewal precinct located in North Melbourne, less than 2km from Melbourne’s CBD. Located around the Metro Tunnel’s new Arden Station, Arden will be an employment and innovation precinct and a thriving new neighbourhood for Melbourne’s inner north-west.

The opportunity
To leverage capabilities and investment in Victoria’s high growth knowledge-based industries within the Arden precinct and support surrounding innovation clusters through establishing teaching and research in international education and life sciences.

Hai Phong: Knowledge Hub

Hai Phong is the third largest city in Vietnam, approximately 100km from Hanoi, with a population of around 2 million. The city is an industrial centre and also serves as the largest seaport in the north of Vietnam. It is known as an economic, cultural, medical, educational, scientific, commercial and technological centre in the northern coastal region. Hai Phong attracts manufacturing services, real estate, high-tech products, trading centres and high-tech agriculture.

The opportunity
To leverage our existing RMIT Vietnam presence to expand to Hai Phong. By applying a hub and spoke model, a knowledge hub could be developed to consolidate teachings in Hanoi and HCMC and embed within and contribute to the local economy and knowledge ecosystems.

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