New co-working space launches on back of ‘Ideas Boom’

Tania de Jong

At Creative Universe we welcome the Federal Government’s vision for a more innovative economy, particularly its support for shared working environments – think incubators and co-working spaces – and increased collaboration between businesses, universities and the research sector. co-working spaces

As part of its National Innovation and Science Agenda the Government is setting aside $8 million for an Entrepreneurs’ Programme, aimed at helping more start-ups realise their economic potential.

Collaboration fostered at high-performing incubators and co-working spaces is a crucial ingredient to innovation. The elements of mentoring, shared resources and networking that exist in co-working spaces rapidly accelerate the opportunities available to early stage entrepreneurs.

To add to the ‘ideas boom’ we partnered with Dimension Data, the global ICT solutions and services provider, creating a new 1100 square metre co-working space in South Melbourne.

Dimension5 aims to promote ‘positive human collisions’, spark innovation and entrepreneurship across technology, start-ups, business and social enterprises.

Five-dimensional space refers to a hypothetical extra dimension beyond the usual three spatial dimensions and the fourth dimension of time in relativity physics. It’s a place to go outside and beyond the traditional boxes, a place where anything is possible.

The South Melbourne hub will be open to entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives, social enterprises; small businesses, not-for-profits, disruptive teams from large organisations and others who want to connect with a passionate community of game-changers.

Memberships at Dimension5 will be available from $425 per month and include invitations to regular community events, such as brainstorm breakfasts, pitch nights, guest speakers and yoga/meditation classes. Dimension Data staff will offer mentoring to startups and others working in the space.

Tania de Jong AM, Founder, Creative Universe