Innovation Central is an innovation ecosystem with its focus on deploying IoT technologies. We're engaging with industry to curate new service offerings and scale business systems for global impact in agriculture, water, future cities and smart infrastructure.


As part of the partnership Data61 is contributing technical expertise in our domain expertise of cloud analytics, cyber security and platform services.

Data61 is working with Innovation Central Sydney Partners to manage a pipeline of innovation activities.

Two of the initial innovations focus on farm networks (Farm Platform) and instrumentation of beehives (Internet of Stings).

  • The Farm Platform project is creating a scalable and mass deployable farm system to enable digital connectivity on farms, involving our work with LoRa (Long Range) and Low Power technology.
  • The Internet of Stings project is integrated with the Global Initiative for Honeybee Health (GIHH) and combines CSIRO and CISCO technologies to monitor hive conditions. It is leveraging existing CSIRO IoT technologies to forecast bee health and develop prediction tools.

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Along with Data61, the hub combines the expertise of its partners including:

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