The purpose of the Innovation Centre is to promote innovation:
within the university and
within the region
In both domains innovation and the accompanying creativity are readily available responses to the ever present problem of resource scarcity in the face of daunting challenges.
Innovation within the university will help students attain more from their academic investment while regional involvement ensures creation of relevant and applicable research focus areas.
In the region, innovation supports local companies in their war on imports and return industry problems to the university as research challenges. Regional wealth will also impact on university health and this activity builds university stature in the eyes of community leaders.
The following diagram illustrates some of the Innovation Centre activities: