Advanced Technology and Innovation Centre

The CQUniversity Advanced Technology and Innovation Centre (ATIC) is located at the CQUniversity Rockhampton North Campus. The Centre has been designed support innovation, industry, education and job creation in regional Queensland, with a special focus on manufacturing innovations, engineering, communication technology and design. ATIC is open to community, industry and schools stakeholders, allowing everyone to engage with contemporary technologies, explore careers, and trial new business ventures.

ATIC forms part of CQUniversity’s masterplan to establish the Rockhampton North campus as a world-class innovation, education and training precinct, to support the development of regional Queensland and Northern Australia. CQUniversity developed ATIC with the support of the Queensland Government through the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation.

ATIC Facilities and Equipment

ATIC is open to members of the community looking engage with and enquire about advanced technology. ATIC provides stakeholders with hands-on access to advanced technology as well as event spaces, meeting rooms, co-working spaces and amenities for self-catering. Co-working spaces have been specifically designed for local businesses and emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups with a strong connection to our university experts, researchers and students.

Equipment currently available at ATIC includes:

  • Virtual simulators for welding and hydraulic excavation
  • Robotics
  • Drones
  • VR headsets
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Drones
  • 3D printers

The Centre also provides access to a range of interactive hi-tech educational resources. ATIC users can access a videowall for interactive demonstrations and virtual conferencing facilities for facilitating remote events.

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Engaging with ATIC

ATIC is open to members of the community including school groups, community organisations, and business and industry. Anyone seeking to connect with advanced technology in manufacturing, engineering, communication and design, explore new careers or skills, and trial new business ventures or innovative business ideas and practices, can benefit from the facilities and equipment on offer.

For more information on ATIC’s facilities and availability, please contact

ATIC Bookings and Hire Fees

Hire fees will differ depending on the booking requirements and the type of space required. To enquire about booking ATIC facilities or equipment and/or to obtain a hire quote please email

Location and Opening Hours

The Advanced Technology and Innovation Centre (ATIC) is located in Building 37, at the CQUniversity Rockhampton North Campus. The Centre can be found just of the main entry to the campus off the Bruce Highway. A map of the CQUniversity Rockhampton North campus can be found on our Rockhampton location page.

ATIC is open from 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday, with co-working spaces open from 8 am – 9 pm, Monday to Friday.

CQUniversity Advanced Technology and Innovation Centre (ATIC) Transcript