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Governance

Space Tank Studio is a registered For Profit Social Enterprise with Social Traders.

Space Tank is a leading business makerspace in Victoria’s startup ecosystem that sets a national standard for incubating early stage manufacturing businesses.

 

Purpose
Space Tank's purpose is to provide economic and social impact through the medium of business.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to support the growth of entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives who would otherwise be left behind.

Social Enterprise impact
Space Tank's purpose and mission help i
ncrease the impact of innovation to disrupt traditional paradigms and improve quality of life. To fulfill its social enterprise goals, Space Tank is committed to delivering advanced manufacturing and prototyping technology services that improve conditions for local niche manufacturers and innovators, developing products that enhance healthy outcomes and health safety in communities, providing skills and business mentoring resources to support emerging product design entrepreneurs.

Space Tank fills the manufacturing gap in Melbourne’s design economy, helping startups to research, design and develop new applied technologies and physical products that can lead to deep social and economic impact. Successful startups employ new staff, connect with legacy industry strengths and support manufacturing sovereignty and supply chain security.

Reinvesting profits
Space Tank reinvests profits to continually improve its services and to stay at the forefront of cutting edge of advanced manufacturing and rapid prototyping technologies. This supports entrepreneurial development in areas such as; medtech, healthcare, agritech, IOT, mobility, new energy and niche manufacturing.

The Service
Space Tank provides a full suite of manufacturing business support ranging across: advanced manufacturing equipment technology, communal fabrication space, private studios, incubation services, investment networks, technology labs, education programs, skills training, commercial strategy mentoring and business scaling pathways.

Operating Model
Space Tank has a studio membership and fee for service operational model.
1. Studio rental/workshop pass
2. Business incubator/accelerator programs
3. Service bureau for design fabrication and consultation
4. Skills training in fabrication design and prototyping technologies

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