Knowledge City

Knowledge City

Knowledge City

Melbourne is Australia’s knowledge and innovation capital.  We are a city of great minds that incubates thinkers, creators, innovators and producers across multiple sectors, from health and medical; science and engineering; to education, business and technology.

With a leading education sector including two top 100 global universities, 13 world class research institutes, 10 major teaching hospitals and a plethora of esteemed industry leaders, Melbourne truly influences and shapes the great minds of the future.

When you select Melbourne as your destination for an international conference, you are able to tap into the reputation of this global destination that attracts the world's best minds to gather to think differently, develop new solutions and deliver real change.

Melbourne is home to three knowledge precincts bringing together academic institutions, research and medical centres as well as private enterprise to foster world-leading innovation. The Biomedical Precinct, South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct, and the Northern Precinct collectively house some of the world's leading research institutes.

Knowledge Precincts

Melbourne Biomedical Precinct

This is Australia’s and one of the world’s leading biomedical precincts. It delivers outstanding patient care, cutting edge research and discoveries, and training to some of the country’s brightest mind. It comprises 30 hospitals, research, teaching and biotechnology organisations largely co-located close to Melbourne’s city centre.

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South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct (SEMIP)

SEMIP is the innovation, business and knowledge capital of the Asia Pacific region. Located 25 kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre, it is home to 40% of Victoria’s manufacturing activities and over 56,000 registered businesses encompassing manufacturing, retail, property and business services.

Northern Precinct

The Northern Precinct is located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and comprises eight major research and technology institutions fostering world-leading innovation