InEight’s Australian-based subsidiary has become one of the founding members of Melbourne Connect, an innovation precinct created by the University of Melbourne in partnership with a consortium led by LendLease.
InEight’s relocation into the precinct follows a sustained period of growth for the business, providing the ideal environment for the next phase of the company’s development and expansion in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Woods Bagot designed the new workspace, which was created to foster a culture of collaboration by bringing together industry innovators and subject matter experts.
“This feels like a natural fit for InEight,” Rob Bryant, APAC Executive Vice President for InEight said.
“Working alongside other world-class technology businesses, engineering research firms, tech start-ups, and higher degree students in the engineering and data application environment, our team members are sure to be inspired every day. I have every expectation this move will be a further catalyst for innovation and purposeful partnerships for InEight.”
With technology playing a central role in the evolution of the construction industry, Bryant believes that the Melbourne Connect partnership will enable InEight to continue to push the boundaries of how projects can be managed and delivered.
“The growing appetite for digital transformation across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region will continue to fuel the evolution of the construction sector in 2022 and beyond,” he said.
The adoption of smart technology and data will be critical in facilitating a more collaborative approach, reducing inefficiencies and risk with digital data and processes, building skillsets to fill the talent pipeline, and delivering stronger project outcomes. Being part of a community focused on innovation and knowledge sharing presents an unparalleled opportunity to drive innovation in the construction sector.”
The Executive Director at Melbourne Connect, Professor Eduard Hovy said the addition of InEight to the innovation precinct will make a significant contribution to Melbourne’s tech and research scene.
“InEight’s commitment to investment in education, research and development and advancement in smart technology, make them an ideal fit for the precinct,” Hovy said.