Western BACE was established and opened in May 2015 with the primary role of being the hub of enterprise, community activity and business development for Melbourne’s West. 

Supported through LaunchVic's first funding round, Western BACE received funding to create the “Digital BACE marketing makerspace”. Local startups received expert support to use 3D printing, virtual reality software, computers and video cameras for marketing activities. Western BACE received additional funding to deliver the ELEVATE program which will leverage the Digital BACE infrastructure.

ELEVATE is a curated, immersive program for hardware innovators focusing on product design, manufacturing and supply chain. The program will build capacity and provide access to expertise through masterclasses, bootcamps, mentoring and meetups. Designed by hardware innovators for hardware innovators to gain insights and capability to successfully design and deliver a hardware product at scale, from concept to commercialisation. 

Visit the Western BACE and ELEVATE websites for further program information.