The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast (IC) is a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem, on campus incubator with 15 years of success in supporting startups. Being 10 minutes to the worlds’ best beaches, one hour to Brisbane and embedded the innovative culture of the Sunshine Coast, IC provides the perfect place to grow a startup.
IC is one of Australia’s leading hubs for entrepreneurs, start-up and high growth companies. The IC directly assists companies to develop, grow and scale via affordable business development support services, mentoring, events and a purpose built, flexible 1500m2 facility.
The IC is located at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and was established in 2002, The IC is a not for profit company of the USC and has assisted and nurtured over 140 resident start-up and high growth businesses which have employed over 580 staff and assisted clients raise over $32 million in early stage capital. IC activities and members’ successes, combined with USC’s capability have contributed to Sippy Downs being recognised as an “Innovation Hotspot” as it helps develop the Sunshine Coast’s premier Knowledge Precinct.