The Knowledge Precinct & Digital Innovation in Greater Springfield

Our vision for the Knowledge Precinct is to create an economic centre at the heart of Greater Springfield based around our key sectors that will power Australia’s future: Health, Education and Innovation

  • Growing a knowledge-driven economy that facilitates business exchange
  • Nurturing and attracting talent
  • Investing in science and technology exchange
  • Enabling the fourth industrial revolution with transformative technologies connecting the physical world with the digital world
  • Creating a knowledge-based industries precinct for Greater Springfield

We aim to connect the Greater Springfield community through digital initiatives. This will allow people access to more intelligent platforms to assist their lifestyle, with access to data for personal health, business performance, self-improvement, and education. Greater Springfield’s commitment to innovation and education through digital means will allow us to foster even greater connection within the wider community. As an educated, motivated, and inspired workforce, Greater Springfield understands the benefits of living in a master planned, digitally-connected smart city. Out of our digital initiatives, comes the IDEA City precinct. It is designed to engage and encourage innovation, design, entrepreneurship, and art. IDEA City will be a dynamic, evolving part of the city centre. With no physical boundaries, IDEA City’s individual neighbourhoods connected seamlessly to surrounding health and education zones. IDEA City will maintain a strong research focus to commercialise innovation in partnership with government and business — particularly focused on the physical-digital fusion that is happening between old and new sectors of the economy.

For more information please contact Dr Richard Eden, PSM  - Executive General Manager - Education and Smart City Enterprises.