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About the ICC

A place of choice for entrepreneurs

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) is the University of South Australia's startup incubator.

The ICC engages with the community through the delivery of community events, workshops and programs which draw on the research and professional expertise of UniSA and our partners, to support the generation of new startups and the growth of existing companies.

The ICC is headquartered in Adelaide and has a regional Centre in Whyalla, South Australia.

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Meet our team

The ICC team is made up of staff and a wide range of affiliates, partners and supporters.

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Meet our startups

Learn about our startups in the Venture Catalyst and Venture Catalyst Space programs and ICC residents.

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Entrepreneurs in Residence

The ICC and Venture Catalyst Space startups work closely with our resident entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

A brand new workspace for startups

In April 2018, the ICC moved from the Catherine Helen Spence building to UniSA’s brand new Cancer Research Institute across the road from the City West campus. The $247 million, 14-story building houses South Australia’s largest cohort of cancer researchers at the Centre for Cancer Biology, UniSA’s School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Australia’s future focused museum MOD. and the ICC.

The new ICC incorporates open plan collaborative space, dedicated offices, flexible seminar spaces and meeting rooms and a workshop for prototyping to provide a full suite of services to our early stage companies.

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University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute

Interesting building facts

  • The building is equipped with rain-water capture for irrigation reducing stormwater run off by 25 per cent
  • 90 per cent or more of construction waste was diverted from landfill
  • About 44,600 tonnes of concrete were used in the construction – including 62 precast columns only 36 of which are loadbearing
  • It has 500kms of data cable and 7000 network points
  • The roof supports a solar thermal array which during peak performance, contributes 50 per cent of the hot water energy demand for the building at full occupation (750 people)
  • The building has been generously granted a Kaurna language name Purruna Wardli, meaning, Healthy Place

About the ICC

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) is a strategic partnership between the University of South Australia (UniSA) and the South Australian Government, supporting technology-based incubation and business growth.



By leveraging UniSA's expertise in business growth, creative thinking, commercialisation and technology, the ICC supports the lifecycle from idea generation to growth and expansion for students, businesses and industry. The Centre provides a multidisciplinary environment where SMEs, students and entrepreneurs can access a wide range of expertise to help them develop their products and grow their business.



Through the various stakeholders, the ICC provides a unique environment that offers services and expertise in business growth (Centre for Business Growth), business management, strategy and marketing (UniSA Business School), commercialisation (UniSA Ventures), design (Match Studio) and technology (UniSA IT).



With a combination of co-working spaces, hot desks, meeting/teaching rooms and a flexible seminar area, the ICC is well equipped to deliver industry focused education, workshops and events.


A place of choice for entrepreneurs, small to medium enterprises, industry and research to collaborate engage and test new ideas, resulting in the creation of new and the growth of existing enterprises, and economic prosperity for the State of South Australia.


To accelerate and support the creation of new and the growth of existing businesses in South Australia by providing funding, support and access for enterprises, students, and small to medium enterprises, to local and global services, knowledge, and the commercial expertise of the University of South Australia and the State Government.

Download our 2019 – 2020 Annual Report

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre's 2019 – 2020 Annual Report is available to download. (pdf 10mb)

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ICC Annual Report


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