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At the Federation University Technology Parks, the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship enables techno-driven businesses to thrive and prosper in dynamic and supportive environments. These fast-evolving precincts encourage and support the development of emerging and existing technology-oriented enterprises.

Fifty-nine enterprises use the Federation University Technology Parks, including Ernst &Young, Concentrix, IBM, Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, Primary Health Care, Fiona Elsey Cancer Research, WIN Network, Grampians Health, and Southern Cross Austereo.

The Parks' ideal locations provide great lifestyle opportunities as well as having the convenience of being close to Melbourne and major regional cities.

  • Established in 1995, the Federation University Technology Parks currently host - 2,200 private sector employees across 59 enterprises.
  • The sites are located in MT Helen, Ballarat CBD, Churchill and Morwell
  • 1:1 jobs generator
  • $100 million in capital assets
  • 30,000m2 across ten core buildings
  • $700.5 million per annum in industry value added to Australia
  • $476.1 million per annum in industry value added to local Ballarat LGA
  • 2,200 FTE direct postions at Federation University Technology Parks
  • 4,712 in FTE employment added to Australia nationally
  • 3,766 in FTE employment added to local Ballarat LGA
  • Largest regional Technology Park in Australia

Federation University is well positioned to support the Commonwealth Government's initiative to develop innovation precincts.

The Federation University Technology Parks are an outstanding example of the types of economic outcomes able to be achieved through innovation precincts located in partnership with universities and the private sector.

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The Federation University Technology Parks Mt Helen was officially launched in 1995, as a first step towards implementing a significant strategic initiative aimed at supporting and fostering new and emerging technologies. The principal focus of the FUTP was the information and communication technologies industry sector, with IBM the first commercial tenant.

The growth in commercial tenants is summarised below:

YearAchievement
1995
IBM headquarters for computing services (throughout Southeast Asia) established at the park
1998
Greenhill Enterprise Centre
2002
State Revenue Office
2003
Global Innovation Centre
2003
Emergency Services Victoria Telecommunication Authority
2003
IBM Regional Software Solutions Centre
2004
Conservation Volunteers Australia
2004
Country Fire Authority
2004
Ambulance Victoria
2005
iGlass
2009
IBM IT Services Centre
2013
Primary Health Care
2014
BTP establishes operation in Ballarat CBD
2014
Concentrix Delivery Centre
2014
Berry Street
2018SERCO
2021WIN Network
2021Grampians Health
2021PM Designs
2022Ernst and Young - Service Delivery Centre (SDC)

Victoria's International Education Recovery Plan 2025

Driving sector recovery and resilience.

Victoria’s International Education Recovery Plan 2025, launched on 6 September 2022, establishes a vision of Victoria as a global leader in education, recognised for quality, innovation and inclusion which highlights the Gippsland Hi Tech Precinct and the Morwell Innovation Centre case study.

The Gippsland Hi-Tech Precinct is a regional hub that is helping to invigorate the economy of Gippsland, which covers the eastern part of Victoria. It is part of the state’s plan to offer world-class education, training and research with strong industry linkages, and to drive innovation and employment pathways across the state.

Victoria’s International Education Recovery Plan 2025 outlines the Victorian Government’s goals for the international education sector through to 2025 – to be a leader in student experience and graduate outcomes, to diversify and strengthen its global markets, and to elevate Victoria’s global reputation for education excellence.

Supported by $52.9 million in funding, the plan sets out five pillars supported by 19 actions to deliver on this vision and goals:

  • The student experience
  • Employability and student return on investment
  • Promotion of Victoria’s education offering
  • Market access and global connections
  • Partnerships and collaboration for a strong sector

The plan also calls out critical success factors, which will require collective effort and investment across multiple tiers of government, education providers and industry. This includes embracing education innovation and digital technology to increase Victoria’s global competitiveness, respond to shifting student preferences, and enable greater inclusion by expanding the reach of education offerings.

Download Victoria's International Eduscation Recovery Plan 2025 (PDF.9181.51 KB)

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"The Federation University Technology Parks continues to thrive and prosper and make a very significant contribution to the regional economy. The immediate goals of Federation University Technology Parks are to: Establish another two major national and/or international brands within the Park, focus on business diversification, building on information and communication technology and extending into bio medical and energy technologies, continue to build the state and national profile of the Parks, and increase the local workforce in the Park to 1,500 + people" Jeff Pulford - Executive Director -Transformation, Assets and Commercial