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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.

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.

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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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