Who We Are
Helping Entrepreneurs Discover Community & Capacity
About the Innovation Centre
The IC is an entrepreneurial hub for 40+ innovative enterprises and mature startups that want to scale their business in a collaborative environment. The IC has a purpose built 1,500 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 Centre can also connect you with USC's Research and Development expertise which includes:
University of the Sunshine Coast researchers collaborate with local, national and international governments, institutions and industries to deliver innovative, high-quality research with real impact.
In 2015 the Australian Research Council ranked the University well above world standard in nine key research areas and equal to world standard in five others.
For more information, visit USC's Research and Innovation page.
The University of the Sunshine Coast also has established a number of well-established research partnerships as part of its mission to increase the efficiency of research outcomes. A range of funding agencies also support USC research.
USC has partnerships with the following organisations, groups, universities and government agencies:
- Sunshine Coast Council
- Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
- Cancer Council Queensland
- The Australian Forest Operations Research Alliance
- Swimming Australia
- Leuphana University
- German Sports University
- University of Tasmania
Learn more at USC's Research Partnerships page.