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Acceleration Start Here

Whether you want to brainstorm ideas, accelerate your existing business or take
your vision all the way to the investors, The Innovation Centre has a membership
option to help you get there.

Much more than a co-working space. The Innovation Centre is a purpose-built 1,700sqm facility where big ideas take flight thanks to a 300MBps internet connection, VoIP phone system, Vlog Pod video studio, 4 meeting rooms, 24/7 swipe-card access, prototyping lab and USC researchers at your fingertips. Simple, flexible monthly memberships that start small with the option to grow as your business grows. No lock-in contracts.

Build and launch all-in-one

Access professional facilities from the moment you join up. The IC’s state-of-the-art suite of services provides you with everything your rocketship needs for lift-off. Avoid spending precious resources on infrastructure and administration and tap into ours instead.

Get involved in innovation

Talk, share and learn from leaders, experts, researchers and mentors in a culture of collaboration. Tap into a deep well of experience with regular networking events, pitching evenings, workshops and tailored accelerator programmes.

Love your lifestyle

Build your business using big-city expertise without the big-city stress. The Sunshine Coast is thriving and one of the best places to get the work-life balance right. Join the migration of self-starters, new tech startups and big-sky thinkers who are bringing innovation here.

Membership Options

Everything you need to accelerate business development and growth in a sustainable way. Services, support, training and mentorship for business growth mode.

Associate Membership

$ 480
Starting Price Per Month - For founders seeking more support and access to experts whilst connected to the inspiring IC community.
3 hours with our Expert in Residence per month
Access to meeting rooms and member events
Access to mentor panel, professional partners, and members-only discounts

Co-Lab Membership

$ 480
Starting Price Per Month - For business owners and founders looking for an affordable way to access the IC’s work space and shared facilities.
2 hours with our Expert in Residence per month
Shared co-working space & meeting rooms
Access to member events
Low overheads, ideal for young startups
Access to mentor panel, professional partners and member-only discounts

Full Membership

$1210
Everything the mature startup or high-growth business needs to scale up as a local or global player.
4 hours with our Expert in Residence per month
Private office & 24/7 Swipe Card
Access to mentor panel, professional partners and member-only discounts
Access to meeting rooms and mailbox
Access to member events
VoIP business phone service
Full use of facilities & reception services

Who should apply?

The Innovation Centre assists innovative and ambitious businesses at every stage across all industries. Typically, IC members are looking to either launch a new venture or scale an existing venture in the mid to short term. Members join the IC to access programs, training, mentoring and tailored advice aligned with their strategic needs. The IC welcomes: 

Early-stage startups looking for professional office facilities, expert resources, networking exposure and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. 

Mature scaleups poised for the next stage of growth and looking for access to industry and government mentoring, as well as collaboration opportunities.  

High-growth businesses ready to meet the investors as well as prepare for national or international expansion. 

 

The IC offers specialised accelerator programs for businesses in the health, wellbeing, food and beverage industries. 

Specialised Membership Options and Accelerator Programmes

Target the exact expertise, training and guidance you need to move to the next stage. The IC provides tailored services for members that are as specialised and unique as your business.

The USC Innovation Centre Mentor Panel

For Mentors & Industry Partners

Gain a world of insight with the Innovation Centre Mentor Panel. From your first tentative steps to big giant leaps, this highly-skilled group of business experts will become one of your most valuable resources and may just change the way you think about your business. More than 40 mentors share lessons of success and failure across the fields of legal, accounting, design, digital marketing, PR and much more.

Become a mentor at the Innovation Centre and influence inspiring entrepreneurs.

Profesional Partnerships and USC Research Facilities

For Startups, Scaleups and High-Growth Businesses

Get the leading-edge with support from professional partners and premium service providers at mate’s rates including Poole Group, RADBE, Redchip and Innovate Media. Immerse in an environment of thinking big with members-only access to researchers and academics from USC’s Engineering Learning Hub and research facilities (on an approved project basis).

Join the IC for access to world-class facilities and inspirational mentors & experts.

Flexible Office Space

Flexible office space and fitout to suit your needs with secure, 24×7 swipe-card access.

Mentoring & Support

Incubator/accelerator program tailored to your needs & expert mentoring advice from IC Management and Mentor Panel.

First Class Facilities

High-speed fibre/wireless internet and VOIP phone system. Access to a dynamic membership base with B2B opportunities.

Access To Contacts

Access to our rolodex of businesses, government and university contacts. Access to visiting entrepreneurs, regular events, workshops and extensive networking.

Pod Casting Studio

Video/Pod casting studio, shared meeting rooms and professional reception service.

Tech Benefits

Access up to $10k in Microsoft Scaleup Services and $3k in Amazon Web Services.

Free Software

Free, 3 year access to ArcGIS (mapping/location software development tools, content, training, tech support).

ICT & HR Support

Access to our ICSC approved ICT & HR Service contractors (including membership discounts).

Account Package

Access our professional partners and premium service providers at mates rates: ie. Poole Group, RADBE, Redchip and Innovate Media

Research Lab

Access to USC’s Learning Hubs and research facilities (on an approved project basis).

Partner Benefits

Reciprocal benefits with other business incubators, including, iLab, River City Labs, Angel Cube and Cicada.

Global Opportunities

Advice on offshore landing zones ie. Silicon Valley, Austin, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, etc.

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Matt Hepburn - Your Mates Brewing

I was apart of the 2017 Grow Coastal Program (Your Mates Brewing Co.) Was stoked with the level of professionalism and knowledge I gained from the Innovation Centre of those 12 weeks. Thankyou Mark, Tara and the team at the IC for boosting my local business.

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