Grow, Innovate, Evolve

Commercial Partnership

Connecting with the right opportunities at the right time can give your business the tools to expand.

At Innovation Campus, we’ve created genuine opportunities for corporate partners to leverage our astonishing assets and become part of the solution to the complex challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Engage with our tenants for valuable business to business networks, access our world-class researchers, connect with a ready talent pool of students and experienced local professionals, and leverage the many benefits of regionalisation in our spectacular – and strategic – location.

Enviable location, ultimate liveability

Nestled between the escarpment and the ocean on 33 hectares of beachside property, we’re right at the heart of everything Wollongong has to offer: stunning beaches and nature, affordable housing and land, a vibrant dining and entertainment scene, and quality public transport, health and education infrastructure. So close to Sydney, but it feels like a world away.

80km from Sydney CBD and 50min South from Sydney International Airport

35-40% cheaper on average house and unit prices than Sydney

17+ beautiful patrolled beaches and a thriving hub of retail, restaurants and bars.

Exceptional talent pool

The ability to attract and retain good people is the best possible business advantage. Connecting with Innovation Campus gives you access to the University of Wollongong’s more than 22,000 students and 134,000 alumni – the best and brightest minds to drive your business into the future. The university’s extensive offering of structured or customised training facilitates easy access to ongoing development for your workforce.

And with around 20,000 highly skilled and experienced Wollongong residents making the daily commute to Sydney, the region has a skilled recruitment pool waiting for a chance to find rewarding careers closer to home. It also enjoys high staff retention rates and lower average salary costs than capital cities, dramatically reducing the investment required to attract, retain and train new employees.

23 000+

highly skilled workers commuting to Sydney

3 000+

new UOW graduates every year

83 000+

jobs in Wollongong

Regional Benefits

We’re proud to count some of Australia’s leading companies and most innovative young startups among our tenants, growing and thriving as part of a vibrant entrepreneurial and research ecosystem. While no two of these businesses are the same, each can attest to the infinite rewards of a commercial partnership that places Innovation Campus as their business base.

The benefits are diverse and many, from access to a skilled workforce to reduced operational costs, deep connection to a world-leading research university, and a regional location that offers significant cost savings and liveability just one hour’s drive from Sydney airport. Some businesses may also be eligible for government incentives and business grants.

96%

staff retention rate (compared to Sydney 75%)

20%

lower rents than comparable office spaces in Sydney

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