About the ICC

A place of choice for entrepreneurs

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) was established in 2015 as a strategic partnership between the University of South Australia, the South Australian Government and DXC Technology to support technology-based incubation and business growth in South Australia.

The ICC supports the lifecycle from idea generation to growth and expansion for students, business and industry. The Centre provides a multidisciplinary environment where SME’s, students and entrepreneur can access a wide range of expertise to help them develop their products and grow their businesses.

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Meet our team

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

Our people

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Meet our startups

Learn more about our startups.

ICC startups

entrepreneurs in residence

Meet our 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 worship for prototyping to provide a full suite of services to our early stage companies.

cancer research institute

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 room 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), the South Australian Government and DXC Technology (DXC), supporting technology-based incubation and business growth.

collaboration

Collaboration

By leveraging world class technology through DXC and 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.

Network

Network

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 (DXC and UniSA IT).

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Incubator

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.

Vision

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.

Mission

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, DXC Technology and the State Government.

Download our 2017/2018 Annual Report

The Innovation & Collaboration Centre's 2017/18 Annual Report is available to download. (pdf 5mb)

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ICC Annual Report