Innovation hub launched in Ipswich fire station

Mayor Paul Pisasale, with a coffee cup ‘printed’ on a 3D printer, and Chad Renando rang the FS101 Celebration Bell

A traditional welcoming ceremony by aboriginal people involving the burning of a grass tree, song and dance officially opened Firestation 101 innovative hub – an unusual occurrence inside a fire station!

Entrepreneur Steve Baxter joined Mayor Paul Pisasale, members of the Ipswich City Council and the foundation members of the new hub to celebrate the start of the high tech centre – and excitement was in the air.

Manager Chad Renando said the purpose and function of FS101 was community based.

“It’s a place where you can come and build your idea through digital technology and online platforms.

“It will be an inspiring workplace where entrepreneurs can work alongside each other, share advice and learn from one another.

The hub is owned by Ipswich City Developments and operated by Ipswich City Enterprises.
Mayor Pisasale said that Ipswich is one of the fastest growing cities in Queensland and the innovative hub is making the future even brighter for Ipswich and leading the way digitally.