Welcome to the Innovation Centre
Sunshine Coast

Where innovation lives and entrepreneurs thrive

The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast (IC) is located at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) campus at Sippy Downs, Queensland, Australia. Opening in 2002, as not-for-profit company the IC is a major hub for innovators, entrepreneurial startups and high growth companies. The IC has a purpose built 1,700 square metre facility, a dedicated support team, incubator/ accelerator programs, collaborative events, 300MBps internet connection, video studio, prototyping lab, meeting rooms, mentor panel, professional partners and access to awesome USC facilities and talent.

With an extensive network of local and international connections, the IC provides a highly supportive ecosystem that enables you to take a viable product or service to the world with confidence. The IC is one of the most successful regional innovation centres, having assisted over 200 resident members since 2002 and created over $60M in economic value for the Sunshine Coast - find out how your company can benefit too.

One of ICs major partnerships is with the Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Pipeline Team (#SCRIPT) – a collaboration of local entrepreneurs, businesses, government stakeholders and community members dedicated to growing innovation and business capacity on the Sunshine Coast.

In capital

First-Class Business Facilities

With flexible office space, 300MBps high speed internet, meeting rooms and more our space is built for entrepreneurs ready to grow and succeed.

Expert Mentoring & Support

We surround our members with great facilities, support and expert mentors as you move through your entrepreneurial journey. Our experienced and flexible mentors and regular events provide new perspectives and critical feedback.

Networking & Connections

The Innovation Centre's community is home to talented and passionate local entrepreneurs with a culture of willingness to share their experiences, challenges and connections and assist your business in reaching its best potential.

What the Innovation Centre has to offer your business! 

Where innovation lives and entrepreneurs thrive


In the world of entrepreneurship, things change fast and flexibility is essential for established businesses and start ups. We're agile and provide a simple monthly membership to support your growth with no long-term, lock in contracts.


More than 30 experienced business mentors will provide you with new perspectives, critical feedback and access to valuable connections as you move through your entrepreneurial journey.


Our facilities include professional office spaces, high-speed fibre internet, VOIP capability, kitchen facilities, shared meeting rooms and more.


Our community is packed with talented and passionate local entrepreneurs. Share ideas and challenges, network with likeminded people and immerse yourself in the Sunshine Coast start up and business community.


Our regular events provide local entrepreneurs to new knowledge, services and connections. No cost attendance is included in Innovation Centre membership for a diverse range of workshops, presentations, networking and meetups.


Membership gives your business access to one of the most thriving entrepreneurial communities on the Sunshine Coast. Join now for access to a range of growth and support opportunities and top notch facilities.

Until next Innovation Centre event



september, 2019

05sep10:00 am11:00 amEntrepreneur's Exchange - Business tools – what’s working / not working for you?

06sep6:45 am8:30 amBreakfast of Champions with Samuel Johnson

06sep(sep 6)5:00 pm08(sep 8)6:00 pmGovHack

10sep9:30 am11:00 amGetting Wages Right & Interpreting Awards

12sep12:00 pm1:00 pmEntering and Succeeding in the Chinese Market Webinar

18sep7:00 pm9:00 pmEmerging Technologies Meetup​ - The future and impact of drones

24sep9:30 am11:00 amDeveloping Position Descriptions

26sep4:30 pm6:00 pmIC Thursday Open House September

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