Space and amenities

Dynamic, collaborative office and prototyping spaces in Canberra.

On the 11 of June 2020, UNSW Canberra Rector Professor Michael Frater, FTSE anounced the anchor tennant at LAUNCH on Northbourne; Canberra company Penten.Penten's CEO Matthew Wilson and Former Senator Kate Lundy also spoke at the event.

The Launch innovation hub is a refurbished, co-working space designed with a deliberate integration of member areas to encourage interaction with UNSW Canberra personnel through strategic shared zones.

Launch offers a versatile setup with private offices, group suites, break-out spaces, workshop areas, storage, and meeting rooms. 

State-of-the-art facilities and a collaborative culture

The Launch office spaces come equipped with stand-up desks, bookable spaces, front desk services, access to fresh fruit, as well as extensive kitchen and bathroom amenities. A dedicated community manager from the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) is on-site to support the Launch community and ensure a social and collaborative ecosystem.

Launch tenants will also benefit from a strong partnership with the University of New South Wales which includes access to:

  • academic and research expertise
  • academic databases and journals 
  • invitations to networking events 
  • UNSW Canberra Study discounts
  • UNSW Canberra library 
  • UNSW seminars
  • world-class research facilities.


    • Access to UNSW seminars.
    • Invitations to regular Precinct industry and networking events.
    • Dedicated Community Manager.
    • Access to Canberra Business Chamber events.
    • Connections with other industry associations.
    • Collaboration with the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN).
    • Stand up desks
    • Bookable presentation spaces
    • Bookable breakout/white board spaces
    • Bookable executive meeting spaces with video and teleconferencing facilities
    • Access to storage
    • Parking
    • Regular cleaning
    • High speed Internet
    • Member welcome packs
    • Mail handling service
    • Colour and B&W enterprise printers and scanners
    • Front desk services
    • Internal and external building signage specific to your agreement
    • Bike storage
    • Access to showers, irons and hair dryers
    • Fresh fruit
    • On-site coffee machines
    • Tapped still and boiling water
    • Purpose-designed spaces to cater to your research and development needs.
    • Access to a Cyber Range.
    • Access to Concurrent Design Facility.
    • Access to Extensive Academic Databases and UNSW Canberra Library.
    • Access to the Technical Support Group (TSG) at UNSW Canberra.
    • Access to large, professional event spaces to host events, lectures and workshops.
    • Access to regular industry-specific information and networking events.
    • Assistance with curating your event needs.

Collaboration models

The Launch co-working model is centred around collaboration, which is why we refer to our tenants as partners and collaborators.

The requirements of start-ups, freelancers, consultants, remote workers, and big and small companies were all considered when designing this fit-for-purpose space.

The packages we offer are designed to cater for a broad range of needs and teams located both on- and off-site. Each partner organisation is encouraged to make use of the amenities, tools and services unique to this defence and security innovation space.

Shared workspace Private & SME team offices Established office Workspace Connect
Permanent desk in coworking environment Allocated office spaces Purpose-designed office specific to business needs of company Occasional hot desk arrangement
24/7 access Spaces available as open or lockable dependent on the needs of the organisation, 24/7 access Space unique to the needs of the organisation with prominent signage, 24/7 access Access to use of address for communications and mailing
Best suited to start-ups, freelancers, consultants, remote workers and small companies Designed to suit teams of 1 – 25 people Best for teams of 25+, with a space of up to 2000m² Designed for the committed but casual partner requiring occasional space
Centred around an open, collaborative working space Well suited to project or R&D teams Suited to those medium to large enterprises establishing a presence in an iconic defence sector capital Access to bookable meeting and event spaces at an arranged cost on needs basis

UNSW Canberra Launch is currently accepting expressions of interest