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Entrepreneurship and Incubator Hub
4 March 2016, Information Technology and Innovation Minister Michael Ferguson announced the Tasmanian Government will invest $500,000 into two Entrepreneurship and Incubator Hubs which includes Macquarie House Innovation Hub and a space at the Old Mercury building in Hobart which will be called ‘Detached’.
In early 2014, RDA Tasmania formed a sub-committee for the Macquarie House Innovation Hub project to facilitate relationships with the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and the City Of Launceston. $3 million had been allocated to the Macquarie House Innovation Hub through the economic diversification stream of the Tasmanian Forestry Intergovernmental Agreement.
This announcement by the Tasmanian Government was supported by University of Tasmania Deputy Research Vice-Chancellor Brigid Heywood who announced the University will employ two entrepreneurship experts to collaborate with Macquarie House and Detached.
Congratulations to the Macquarie House Innovation Hub Sub-committee and their collaborators for the successful outcome of these announcements.