ACS has unveiled its new high-tech innovation hub.
Located at Barangaroo – Sydney’s newest tech and business precinct – the space was officially opened by Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison this afternoon.
The hub is well resourced with several collaborative and private workspaces, high-tech meeting rooms, large screens, and an interactive media wall.
There is space to showcase new innovations and be hands-on with cutting-edge technology.
“I’ve always been fascinated by explorers,” Morrison told gathered guests and media.
“I congratulate ACS for creating this space for exploration. In technology, the digital space – that’s where the exploration is taking place today.
“What I love about this area [technology] is it’s always so practical. It isn’t just about the widgets and the gizmos. It’s actually about solving problems. It’s not so much driven by the technology but by the need [to solve a problem].
“These collaborative spaces are an important part of that process.”
ACS President Yohan Ramasundara said the Barangaroo hub would prove critical in driving the sector in Australia.
“The opening of this innovation hub is an important milestone in our strategy towards realising our vision: for Australia to be a world leader in technology talent that fosters innovation and creates new form of value,” he said.
Ramasundara and Morrison then unveiled the plaque marking the commencement of the hub’s operations.
“I’m very happy, with Yohan, to declare this wonderful new innovation space officially opened,” said Morrison. “Congratulations, ACS!”
The opening of the Sydney office follows the move of the ACS Tasmania office last year. Next up is Melbourne.
You can see photos from the hub launch here.