In July of this year, business, government and higher education leaders met at Flinders University to discuss ‘innovation at work’ at the Tonsley Precinct in Adelaide, Australia. The discussions during the Business/Higher Education Roundtable centered on better understanding the impact of technology and digital disruption with a focus on how universities and industry respond and better align to the challenges and opportunities.

The conversation started by identifying digital disruption currently taking place, and investigating how the Tonsley Precinct transformed from an outdated automobile manufacturing site into a thriving innovation environment transitioning to the new economy. The Tonsley precinct is a a great example of how start-ups, academia and industry can innovate together to create economic and societal benefits.

Check out this infographic to learn more about Tonsley and the partnership with Flinders University and Cisco, showcasing collaboration between university and industry in Australian innovation.

Innovation at Work-V2


Reg Johnson

General Manager, Education

Cisco Australia and New Zealand