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