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The Victorian Government is kicking in $15m for new project at Uni Melbourne’s flash new innovation precinct

The funding is for a zero-emissions energy lab, a digital twin data visualisation lab and the Digital Health Validtron – no it’s not the name of an omniscient AI, it’s a lab to replicate operational environments for medical devices.

Melbourne Connect, “connecting people, places and possibilities” opened in April (CMM April 14). It dates from the days of Glyn the Magnificent, who was very keen on embedding the university in the community, at least the highly hip-tech bits (CMM November 21 2017).

The money presumably is from the $350m university investment fund announced in the state budget. The Victorian Government has recently allocated $10m for an “agriculture production platform” and $17m for digital innovation and bio-innovation hubs at La Trobe U (CMM June 29)