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Noosa Shire Council

Innovation Innovation


The Sunshine Coast is arguably Australia’s leading regional centre for innovation, with a substantial contribution from the Noosa community, and here’s why - view the Sunshine Coast Innovation video.


Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program - #SCRIPT

Noosa Council, Sunshine Coast Council and Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast, along with their project partners have been awarded Advance Queensland Regional Innovation funding. The funding was collectively matched by a number of organisations providing over $1 million over 3 years to develop innovation and entrepreneurial activities across the Sunshine Coast region. 

For more information, visit Digital Sunshine Coast

Grow Coastal Program

The Grow Coastal Program is now accepting applications for the2019 intake. 
The Program, offered at the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast in partnership with the Food and Agribusiness Network, provides 12 of the best food and beverage businesses in the region with the opportunity to take part in Sunshine Coast’s food accelerator program. Budding entrepreneurs can apply to become one of only 12 businesses to access over $10,000 in value via the catalytic three-month accelerator program, designed specifically for producers looking to scale fast, bring their vision to life and deliver new food and beverage innovations to the market.   

More information available at Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast

Landing Pads

Landing Pads provide market-ready Australian startups and scaleups with access to some of the world’s most renowned innovation hubs including San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore.  Sunshine Coast Austrade representatives are able to assist interested companies. 
For more information visit:

Or contact the Sunshine Coast Austrade /TradeStart Adviser
Ross Tilly, 
TradeStart Adviser 
T: 07 5413 7501 M: 0403 580 016 


Digital Scorecard

The Digital Scorecard is designed to help businesses identify ways to improve their digital capability and become more competitive in today’s global digital economy.

Small to medium enterprises and not-for-profits can use the scorecard to find out how digitally aware and capable they are compared with others in similar industries.

You can take the assessment here: Digital Scorecard Assessment

Innovation Journey

An outline of innovation funding and support available through the Australian and Queensland governments to help you develop your innovation and grow your business here: Innovation Journey Brochure

Digital Sunshine Coast Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A draft map was created by Digital Sunshine Coast to provide a visual representation of the Sunshine Coast’s growing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. It is designed to capture the support and resources available for new, emerging and established entrepreneurs within the Sunshine Coast region.

By mapping the Sunshine Coast’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Digital Sunshine Coast wants to encourage closer partnerships that will cement the Sunshine Coast’s position as a leading region for innovation and business development.

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