Ideas germinate in institutions, are embraced by the industry and then adopted as a mass technology. And the synergy between institutions and industry ensures the mainstreaming of these ideas. In the geospatial domain, institutions play a crucial role in disseminating knowledge, undertaking research and nurturing the future innovators and thought leaders. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, has supported the advancement of the geospatial sciences by integrating the subject in several curricula. Its unique mixture of geospatial and mathematical program, and its proactive and innovative outlook has been able to attract scores of students every year, thus helping to bridge the gap between education and the skills required by the industry.