A leading multinational digital services and consulting firm will establish its first Australian digital innovation co-creation space in Melbourne, drawing on Victoria’s thriving tech and higher education sectors.
Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas welcomed the opening of the Infosys Melbourne Living Lab, an immersive environment enabling partners to devise and deliver innovative solutions using emerging technologies.
Located in the Docklands business precinct, the Living Lab brings together Infosys’ clients, partners, startups, academia and government.
Benefitting from the state’s culture of collaboration, projects delivered by the Living Lab will harness digital technologies including cloud, 5G, IoT, 3D, artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security, data and analytics, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to help sectors including financial services, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, sports tech and edutech.
Infosys set up its first Australian office in Melbourne in 1999 and its higher education partners include leading Victorian universities Deakin University, Monash University, the University of Melbourne and RMIT University.
The Andrews Labor Government’s International Investment Strategy is about attracting global organisations from growth industries to secure the skills, capabilities and technology that will drive long-term growth in the Victorian economy.
More than half of Infosys’ staff in Australia are based in Victoria. Headquartered in India, the company is a partner of the Labor Government’s Digital Jobs program, which is enabling career transitions for people looking to build a future in the digital sector.
Since 2018, Infosys has been the Australian Open digital innovation partner of Tennis Australia, harnesses big data and analytics, AI, Virtual Reality and cloud technologies to elevate the Open experience for fans, players, coaches, partners and the media.
As stated by Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas
“This continuing investment by Infosys shows that Victoria is fertile ground for major global companies, and we’ll continue to create the conditions that allow businesses to thrive and grow jobs.”
As stated by Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford
“This is a further boost for skills in our world-class tech sector, and a great opportunity for innovative Victorian companies to make connections and forge new ground.”
As stated by Infosys Australia and NZ Executive Vice President and Region Head Andrew Groth
“Victoria’s dynamic innovation sector and robust education ecosystem will support Infosys’ strategy to advance digital innovation, digital skills and digital inclusion.”