Area 61 About Area 61

About Area 61

The ability to design, create, build and turn innovative ideas into reality through the production of prototype testing and demonstration is a critical component of any innovation ecosystem.

The design and building of innovative one-off prototype items in support of industry-driven innovation and research is the central focus of the JCU design and build centre: Area 61

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Area 61 is able to design and manufacture items that require the combination of design and build skills and resources across software, electronics and advanced manufacturing. Formed from the requirement to build unique and technically complex items to directly support research over a period of 30 years, Area 61 has been created to expand and make available this unique capability to the wider Northern Australian innovation ecosystem.


Building 61, James Cook Drive, Bebegu Yumba Campus, Townsville

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