The smarter way to scale up Innovation and acceleration in one incredible, collaborative space

Where innovation lives and entrepreneurs thrive. Get ready for growth.

Join more than 200 members in one of the most successful regional innovation
centres in Australia. Here, on the Sunshine Coast a community of innovative thinkers
are coming together to incubate and accelerate big ideas.
Since 2002, the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast (IC) has brought together
mentors, industry experts, university researchers and entrepreneurs in one incredible
world-class facility. If you’re ready to bring your startup to life or looking to scale up
with confidence, the IC is your ecosystem of support to help you get there.

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Exchange ideas and expertise

Accessing an established framework of knowledge,
expertise and support is as easy as signing up for an IC
membership. Within the community, you will find talented
and passionate people ready to assist you; whether you
want to break new ground or fast track growth.

Mentors and Accelerator Programs
Tailored support, faster growth

Manage challenges and opportunities as you are guided
by expert mentors, professional partners, accelerator
programs and researchers. Find specific solutions to your
specific needs; from the simple to the not-so-simple.and talent.

Plan for Success
Get to where you want to grow

Launch a professional, market-ready product or service
with confidence. The IC connects you with industry
partners who provide real-world experience and assist you
create sustainable and profitable growth strategies for
your startup or scaleup.

Who is the IC for?

Innovators, entrepreneurial startups and high-growth companies have all passed
through the doors of the IC. This is the home of big-sky thinkers, mad professors
quiet achievers. As long as you have a desire to scale your business in a
collaborative environment, you will find your tribe at the IC.

Ready to join the home of innovation

What the IC offers you! 

Where innovation lives and entrepreneurs thrive

Simple Monthly Memberships

Flexible monthly memberships that start small with the option to grow as your
business grows. Access to all the facilities and events you need to accelerate
business development; no lock-in contracts.

World-Class Business Facilities

A purpose-built meeting and working facility offering 300MBps internet connection,
VoIP phone system, Vlog/podcasting video studio, 3 meeting rooms, 24/7 swipe-card
access and state-of-the-art prototyping lab.

The IC Mentors

Highly-skilled business experts support members with new perspectives and critical
feedback. Access more than 40 expert mentors for support with legal, accounting,
design, digital marketing, PR and much more.


An inspiring calendar of events throughout the year for education and networking.
Just as at the monthly Open House meetups for networking and pitching
opportunities. Also, keynote speakers, collaborations with USC and members-only

Premium Partnerships

Move faster by gaining access to exclusive offers from the IC’s professional partners
and premium service providers. Access the talents of researchers and academics
from the USC’s Engage Lab, Engineering Learning Hub (on an approved project

Accelerator Programs

Providing highly-targeted support for entrepreneurs in the fields of MedTech, Food
and Beverage and Health and Wellbeing. Places on the Australian Health
Accelerator and Grow Coastal Food Innovation Accelerator are highly sought after
each year.

Ready to join the home of innovation

Find out what these alumni have to say! 

Where innovation lives and entrepreneurs thrive

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