It’s another allocation from the Victorian Government HE investment fund
The money goes toward Deakin U’s $6.5m Digital Innovation and SME Hub, at the Burwood campus. The DISH appears to be a venue for university programmes to interact with small and medium enterprises, mainly in “sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare and trades.” DU will kick in $3.5m, with a $1m “from industry investment.”
Deakin U joins La Trobe U and Uni Melbourne as recent beneficiaries of the state’s uni capex fund (CMM June 29, August 3). It’s great value for Spring St, generating a bunch of media for not much money – certainly compared to the limited coverage the federal government received yesterday for $93m in Future Fellowships (scroll down).