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Welcome to Cairns
theSPACE
Cairns TAFE, U Block, Eureka Street, Manunda, QLD 4870

theSPACE startup & innovation hub is at the heart of the well-established Tropical North Queensland startup & innovation ecosystem. The natural wonders of our region (Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Rural regions), plus our proximity to Asia, coupled with modern technology makes Cairns the ultimate choice to spend time building your global startup.

We have a 35 person coworking space, 40-person training room, board room, 2 break out rooms, a recreation room (including day bed and table tennis table), kitchen facilities and a maker space. In addition, our relationship with TAFE grants us access to video conferencing facilities, lecture rooms, large event facilities an onsite café and canteen.

theSPACE offers ongoing programs and support for everyone from budding entrepreneurs to those more established startups looking for investment.

Cairns features 2 world class universities – JCU & CQU with specialty research in areas such as marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environments, climate change, tourism, agriculture and tropical medicine and public health care in under-served populations.

Cairns is the doorway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest (World Heritage Listed) and attracts millions of domestic and international tourists into the region each year.

In addition Cairns is at the heart of the Far North with close proximity to rural/agricultural regions and more broadly our proximity to Asia, coupled with modern technology makes Cairns the ultimate choice to spend time building your startup in any of the above mentioned areas.

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At a Glance

Size

800

Startups

65

City

2.8 km

Facilities

  • Day Beds
  • Hammock
  • Lecture Theatres
  • Makers Equipment
  • Table Tennis
  • Video Conference

Strengths

  • 3D Printing
  • Agriculture
  • Faming
  • Marine Ecology
  • Tourism
  • Tropical Innovation
  • Virtual reality