Upcoming Events

Where Sunshine Coast entrepreneurs thrive

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

IC Networking Drinks

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

 Join us for Networking Drinks @ the IC Bar.  The event is open to IC members, tech/scientific researchers, entrepreneurs, IC friends and partners.  No need to register just come along!

8 December @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Your Invitation - The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Celebrates turning 15!

Innovation Centre, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556

Join us to celebrate the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast turning 15!

To celebrate our 15 Year Anniversary the IC will showcase and acknowledge existing members, alumni, innovation connections and the generosity of our mentors, partners and sponsors.  You will also sample some of the region’s 1st food accelerator GrowCoastal delectable treats and check out the Christmas Hampers too.

Your hosts will be IC Chairman Dr Peter Isdale AM, USC’s Chancellor Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd) and Vice Chancellor, Professor Greg Hill.  You will also hear from some amazing and inspiring innovators (including IC member #200).

The celebrations will continue with the cutting of the Anniversary Cake, followed by networking, lunch, refreshments and the IC Christmas Party. Help us celebrate:

  • Over 200 member companies
  • Over 860 jobs created
  • Over 240 student placements
  • Over $34M in seed funding
  • $60 Million economic value
  • Help to build a dynamic & entrepreneurial ecosystem

We care deeply about our members and the local innovation ecosystem. Going from start-up to scale-up calls for celebration and without question, our greatest accomplishments still lie ahead of us.

 

Previous Innovation Centre Events

14 November @ 10:00am - 1:00pm

Creative Industries Demo Day

Innovation Centre, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556

A part of Sunshine Coast Start Up Week!

 

 

BOOK NOW TO ATTEND DEMO DAY!

Come and discover some of the region's most talented innovators as the 10 chosen finalists from Creative Industries pitch their big ideas or launch their innovative product or service.

Demo Day's provide a supportive environment for people to share their business ideas and gain valuable insights from industry leaders, investors and the business community while providing valuable exposure for their venture.

You'll have the opportunity to network with investors, the corporate sector, media and the Sunshine Coast's entrepreneurial community. Complimentary lunch included.

 

Platinum Partner

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn to better Manage Staff and Avoid Workplace Claims

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

Running a business, managing staff and keeping your workplace safe can be challenging. That is why we have invited Employsure, Australia’s leading workplace relations specialist, to come in and discuss your Fair Work obligations and the top tips to staying compliant.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to better educate yourself on the Fair Work Act and how to implement changes to your business.

This is a must-attend for anyone running a business or managing employees.

Exclusive offer for IC Members only - Employsure will be conducting free 45 minute private consultations from 12pm to 5pm.  Please email Michelle Thompson [email protected] to lock in your time slot!

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

IC Networking Drinks

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

 Join us for Networking Drinks @ the IC Bar.  The event is open to IC members, tech/scientific researchers, entrepreneurs, IC friends and partners.  No need to register just come along!

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the Art of Networking Workshop

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

Your network is your net worth. We do business with people we know, like and trust. The more hi-tech the world becomes, the more important it is hi-touch. Join Robyn Pulman of Creating Winning Habits in honing your skills in the art of networking and picking up some fabulous tips on how to feel more confident and comfortable speaking in any situation.  Put your new skills into action at the IC Networking drinks from 5:00-6:00 pm.

October 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Oh, it happened again – risk management 101

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

In the last workshop of our 4-part “better business” series, we’ll be looking at “risk management 101”. Over the course of two interactive and fun hours, I will introduce you to the ins and outs of risk management, the difference between types of risks such as operational, financial and reputational risks and show you how to capture and assess risks. We will explore the difference between risks, assumptions, issues and constraints (also called RAIDS) and demonstrate how you can create a risk review and management plan no matter the maturity of your business, the size of your team and the complexity of your project or product.

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grow Coastal launch: Catapult your business in 2018

Innovation Centre foyer, 90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

Learn how you could catapult your business during our interactive Grow Coastal launch event.

After huge success in 2017, the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast and the Food and Agribusiness Network have again partnered to deliver the 12-week accelerator in 2018 for 12 lucky food and beverage businesses.

Book now to join some of the Sunshine Coast’s most exciting foodpreneurs from the 2017 Grow Coastal program for an afternoon of insights and information about the incredible program lined up for 2018.

This launch provides a great opportunity to network with a diverse cross section of the agribusiness sector, Sunshine Coast business community, government representatives and local media. We look forward to seeing you there.

Light lunch and food sampling provided.

Event outline:

  • 12.00 to 12.45pm - networking, light lunch, food sampling
  • 12.45 to 1.00pm - Innovation Centre CEO address with overview of session, celebrating success from 2017 and summary of how the GC program will benefit applicants
  • 1.00 to 3.00pm - FAN address covering program details, Q&A panel, hearing from past participants

October 11 @ 10.00 am - 12:00 pm

Create your business model canvas in our strategy workshop

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

Join us to get your new or expanding business truly humming with the ideal mix of strategy, design thinking, and planning during this interactive workshop with some of the region's most accredited business development, marketing and entrepreneur specialists.

September 28 @ 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Special Announcement Networking Evening

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

The Innovation Centre Sunshine is proud to announce a unique sponsorship from one of its hugely successful members, Elypsys and hope you'll join us in celebrating some of their major achievements.

It's a fantastic opportunity to hear about one of the most exciting developments in fibre optic technology coming from our region. Come and network with a diverse cross section of the Sunshine Coast business community, entrepreneurs and local politicians and enjoy some  great entertainment, canapes, and delicious samples from the Centre's Grow Coastal foodpreneurs!

This event is by invitation only to Innovation Centre members, mentors, government representatives and Elypsys connections. If you'd like to come along, please enquire with the Event Coordinator at [email protected]

elypsys

5 September @ 10:00am - 1:00pm

Demo Day - Tourism, Sport and Leisure

Mooloolaba Surf Club, The Esplanade Mooloolaba, QLD 4557

Discover some of the region's best innovations and inventions as 10 entrepreneurs chosen from the Tourism, Sport and Leisure sectors pitch their big ideas or launch their product or service.

Presenters will have five minutes to pitch and impress a panel of seasoned judges with their product or service demonstration for valuable feedback and cash prizes.

Come along and network with investors, the corporate sector, media and the Sunshine Coast's entrepreneurial community. Complimentary lunch included and free parking at the Wharf Mooloolaba.

Platinum Partner

1 September @ 8:00am - 6:00pm

REMIX Academy: Sunshine Coast 2017 - Creative Places: Nurturing Creative Communities

IC Auditorium90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

The REMIX Academy Summit takes place in multiple locations globally and explores the interrelationships between culture, technology and entrepreneurship.

REMIX Academy Summit brings together thought leaders from across different industries to tackle the big ideas shaping the future of the creative industries and the creative economy.

Learn about radical, innovative approaches to cultural sector planning and development and listen in as speakers explore sustainable, viable and entrepreneurial solutions.

POST-Mix Networking from 6.00pm

Keep the conversations going and join us for networking drinks at the Innovation Centre from 6.00pm. Check out the latest product and service developments on the Coast with interactive displays and Innovation Centre entrepreneurs discussing their creative solutions to a number of challenges across several sectors.

31 August @ 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tell Your Story With Video By Ben Amos, Innovate Media

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

Join us to learn how to tell your story through video by expert online video strategist, Ben Amos - Founder of Innovate Media.
  • Learn how to discover your brand's story
  • How to tell it through video
  • The brain science behind storytelling
  • The importance of a consistent brand story
  • How to integrate storytelling video content into your existing digital marketing strategy

Keep the storytelling going at networking drinks afterward.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. STAY TUNED FOR MORE EVENTS ON VIDEO STORYTELLING FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

July 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Visiting Entrepreneur: Mark Johnson – QUT EiR, former Silicon Valley VC and Apple Executive

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

Book Now (limited seats) – Visiting Entrepreneur: Mark Johnson Join us for a short briefing on building a successful businesses followed by an in depth Q&A session with visiting entrepreneur.…

July 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

IC Networking Drinks

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

Join us for Networking Drinks @ the IC Bar.  The event is open to IC members, tech/scientific researchers, entrepreneurs, IC friends and partners.

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Boardroom Briefing Elevate Series: Start with the Why by Simon Horne, CEO and Founder of Moreton Ventures

IC Boardroom90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556 Australia

Join us for a Boardroom Briefing to explore how 'starting with why' can separate your business from the rest to be more innovative, more influential and more profitable! You have…