Supporting Innovation in South Australia
(SISA) visa


The Innovation & Collaboration Centre is part of SISA’s pilot program to attract promising overseas seed-stage entrepreneurs to develop their concepts in South Australia. This means temporary visas will be issued to those that meet all the Department of Home Affairs’ criteria and requirements.

For more information and to apply, visit

Innovation & Collaboration Centre

We are looking for...

The ICC delivers South Australia’s first space incubator program (Venture Catalyst Space) and we are looking for exciting new startup companies that operate in the space sector.

If you are building a company using space technologies or creating tech, services or products for the space industry, we want to hear from you.

What is a space startup?

With more people and organisations participating in the industry, the term 'space' no longer means the same as it did five years ago.

In the past, the space sector was mostly space exploration was all about going out and exploring, whereas now, companies are contributing to the space economy by utilising existing space technology to solve real-world problems.

These new companies may not appear to be connected to the traditional space industry as they may only use space signals and data in their own products, typically concerning satellite communications, satellite television, geospatial products and location-based services, but this information can benefit many different industries.

For example using information provided by satellites to monitor drones or, using beacons to help grape growers improve the quality of their fruit by providing information on weather conditions.

There are also other areas becoming more accessible to smaller companies such as sending items into space for testing, space manufacturing, asteroid mining and even innovative ideas on how to supply fuel to space missions while in space to lengthen their trip.

Space companies can therefore be those who utilise space data, or those who utilise existing space technology to solve a problem on earth - both contribute to the overall space value chain.

What we can do for you...

Venture Catalyst Space is a six-month incubator program to develop and grow innovative ideas from entrepreneurs and startups in the space sector. Delivered by UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre and supported by the State Government’s Space Innovation Fund and the International Space University, the program will give founders the support and tools they need to plan and successfully execute the building of a scalable and investment ready business.

The program includes:

  • A series of 12 capability workshops
  • Twelve One-one-one mentoring sessions
  • Workspace in the ICC (in UniSA’s new $247m Cancer Research Institute), access to meeting spaces, kitchen and wifi and an awesome community
  • Access to a pool of expert advisors from UniSA and a wider network within the space industry
  • A stipend of $6,000.

Apply now

Applications for Venture Catalyst Space 2019 are now closed.
Please see our key dates for more information.