Innovation Takes Flight: Gold Coast Innovation Hub and Southern Cross University Partner for Regional Success

The Gold Coast Innovation Hub is excited to announce a new chapter in its journey, one that reinforces our commitment to being the startup ecosystem navigator for the Gold Coast. We’re moving our operations to the Gold Coast campus of Southern Cross University, a strategic partnership that will create a dynamic hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Why is this move significant?

This co-location goes beyond just sharing physical space. It fosters a powerful synergy between the expertise of Southern Cross University’s faculty, the collective talent of its students, and the experience and network of the Gold Coast Innovation Hub. As Ms. Sharon Hunneybell, CEO of the Hub, aptly states:

“We see tremendous opportunities in being able to access the creative and intellectual capability of the Southern Cross University’s experts and the collective talent of the student body.”

This collaboration allows us to:

  • Empower the next generation of entrepreneurs: Students will gain invaluable exposure to experienced innovators and founders, accelerating their understanding of the startup ecosystem.
  • Bridge the gap between academia and industry: Collaboration between the Hub and University will lead to the creation of impactful events like Startup Weekends, fostering an environment of knowledge exchange and practical application.
  • Enhance graduate skillsets: By being actively involved with the Hub, students will gain the necessary skills and attributes to thrive in today’s dynamic business landscape.
  • Fuel regional economic growth: By providing crucial support to startups and small businesses, the partnership fosters innovation and job creation, contributing to the prosperity of the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast: A Gateway for International Startups

The strategic location of Southern Cross University, right next to the Gold Coast International Airport, presents a unique opportunity. This proximity aligns perfectly with our vision of making the Gold Coast the gateway to Australia for ASEAN startups. By offering a supportive ecosystem and access to a talented workforce, we aim to attract and empower international ventures seeking to enter the Australian market.

The Gold Coast Innovation Hub is committed to continuously monitoring for opportunities and gaps within the local ecosystem. This co-location with Southern Cross University marks a significant step forward in our mission to provide the resources and support necessary for startups and small businesses to thrive in our vibrant regional city.

Stay tuned for exciting developments as we embark on this new chapter, fostering innovation and building a thriving entrepreneurial community on the Gold Coast.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay up to date, subscribe to our Newsletter

The Gold Coast Innovation Hub © 2021
All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy.

Click the button below to subscribe to our newsletter and hear about upcoming events!

15 Lake Street, Ground Floor
Varsity Lakes QLD 4227
Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm