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Providing regional startups with the space to grow

The Regional ICC was opened in early 2019 at the University of South Australia's Whyalla Campus underpinned by a grant through the Australian Government's Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

The new innovation hub provides a dynamic pathway for innovative startups to reach their global capacity by providing educational workshops combined with fast gigabit network speeds and injecting expert mentors.

The Whyalla business community will benefit from a suite of training forums led by professionals with a track record of driving a local innovation into an international market. In addition to startup activity the centre will provide support to local businesses looking to grow by providing a hub for their activity, with access to a global network and a series of workshops and other activities to support those businesses.


During this difficult time the world is collectively experiencing, the ICC is committed to continuing to do what we do; support startups. Our Venture Catalyst program has been designed for both face-to-face and online delivery. Due to safety concerns and travel restrictions relating to COVID-19, Venture Catalyst will be delivered online for the foreseeable future. For any questions, please email us at

Venture Catalyst comes to Whyalla

Turn your idea into a business!

Regional startups can now apply for our Venture Catalyst program based in Whyalla or online.

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Delivering the tools startups need

The hub delivers a range of programs, events and activities to enthuse the community, nurture startups and help businesses grow globally:


Public events

Inspire the local community and nurture business thinking.

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Programs such as Venture Catalyst which provides structured business advice, co-working support and mentoring to founders.

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Develop a healthy and vibrant ecosystem where knowledge and experience can be transferred.

Regional ICC news

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Jasmine Vreugdenburg, Richard Turner, Marie Wilson

Farmers2Founders’ first SA workshop of 2020 to kick off in Eyre Peninsula

10 February 2020

After a successful debut year in 2019, Farmers2Founders (F2F) is back, this time in South Australia, running workshops linking primary producers to innovation and technology experts.

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Jasmine Vreugdenburg, Richard Turner, Marie Wilson

Top SA entrepreneur supporting innovation in the regions

9 December 2019

One of Australia’s most successful business innovators is coming to the region as part of his new role with the University of South Australia.

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MEDIA RELEASE: UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre officially launches in Whyalla with two local companies accepted into the incubator program

20 August 2019

After months of work and preparation, dignitaries, stakeholders and community members will officially launch the new Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) at UniSA Whyalla on August 21 after receiving funding from the Australian Government; and support from the Government of South Australia and the Whyalla City Council.

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Techstars startup weekend

UniSA giving Whyalla Techstars the chance to shine

23 July 2019

The University of South Australia will host the first Techstars Startup Weekend in South Australia since 2017, at the new Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) in Whyalla, opening in August.

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UniSA nurtures regional startups with new innovation hub

22 February 2019

UniSA’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) has opened a regional base at the University’s Whyalla campus - the new ICC Whyalla underpinned by a government grant of $500,000 through the Department of Industry and Skills’ Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

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Program supporters

This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources through the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

whyalla city council

whyalla city council

Contact us


Building L/111 Nicholson Ave
Whyalla Norrie, SA 5608

Hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

General enquiries

Innovation & Collaboration Centre

(08) 8302 7368

Media contact

Georgia Minarelli

0413 314 726

Region contact

Denni Russell

0431 233 679


South Australian Government

University of South Australia