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Scoresby, Victoria, Australia, 2014/01/07 - STC (the Small Technologies Cluster) today announced the launch of ‘The Tap’ coworking space for innovators, entrepreneurs and suppliers involved in commercialising advanced technologies - STC-Melbourne.com.
STC (the Small Technologies Cluster) is pleased to announce the launch of ‘The Tap’. This is an inspiring, vibrant and innovative advanced technology coworking space designed to meet the needs of small teams, start-ups and consultants who want to get things done in advanced and emerging technologies like micro-, nano- and bio-technology, medical devices and ICT as it converges with these areas.
Located at 1 Dalmore Drive in Scoresby in the heart of Australia’s leading advanced manufacturing precinct, ‘The Tap’ offers flexible open workspace in a hotbed of collaboration, connectivity, networking and support. Participants get actionable advice through regular TechTalks and can receive one-on-one pro bono consultations with leading experts through the Help Desk. The space also boasts a workshop that includes a suite of 3D printers for basic modelling needs and an advanced CAD workstation and a business intelligence portal. ‘The Tap’ is also an international soft landing where overseas advanced technology professionals can work, network and collaborate with Australia’s advanced technology cluster.
“Whether it is an entrepreneur connecting with an industrial designer over a cappuccino, or getting feedback from coworkers on your newest 3D printed model, the quality and quantity of interactions is effectively ‘facilitated serendipity’ that helps connect those with similar challenges and complementary experiences and wisdom together in a space where participants can share in individual successes,” said Laura Faulconer, STC’s Head of Business Development and Marketing.
“In addition to a ‘cool vibes’ facility with fast internet and flows of really smart people, ‘The Tap’ offers a flexible, low-cost and vibrant place to get things done.” said Buzz Palmer, STC’s General Manager.
‘The Tap’ could not have launched without significant assistance from long-term supporters of the advanced technology cluster including Caribbean Business Park, Wilkore Construction, SKM, RDA Melbourne East, and LEAP Australia.
Drop in any time for a coffee, meet the folks that already work here and check out our digs.