1999: University Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerard Sutton contacts the Wollongong Sportsground Trust to explore the possibility of Brandon Park (now Innovation Campus) being transferred to the University for Regional Development Purposes.
2000: Then Acting Premier Dr Andrew Refshauge announces in Wollongong that the NSW Government will enter into formal discussions with the university and other stakeholders to progress the concept of a technology precinct.
2001: Development strategy completed and submitted to Premier’s Department.
2002: Cabinet endorsement and $16 million seed funding announcement by Premier.
2003: Project mobilisation including legal document administration and project structure. Project planning and management including the development control documents, master plan and implementation plan.
2003: Innovation Campus Masterplan is approved by Wollongong City Council
2006: Commencement of site infrastructure works for Stage One and construction commences on The Central building
2007: Construction commences on Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
2007: Construction commences on Institute for Transnational and Maritime Security
2008: Completion of The Central Building and Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
2009: Completion of Institute for Transnational and Maritime Security
2009: Construction commences on UOW/TAFE Digital Media Centre and Sydney Business School building
2009: Federal Government announces $43.8 million in funding from Federal Budget for stage 2 of Australian Institute for Innovative Materials building
2010: Construction of Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Devices facility commences
2011: Construction of Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, Processing and Devices facility is completed
2012: Construction of the first dedicated Enterprise 1 building is completed
2013: Construction of Sustainable Buildings Research Centre is completed
2016: Construction of iAccelerate Centre is completed