Develop your business

Small Business

No matter where you are in your business life cycle, Innovation Campus is the ideal place to take your business growth to exhilarating new heights.

It’s more than just a collection of inspiring and beautifully functional office spaces – though we have that too.

We’ve created a vibrant ecosystem and atmosphere where collaboration and entrepreneurship flourishes; where industry and research work together to innovate and evolve for tomorrow. And as part of a world-class young university that thinks differently, it’s a front row seat to accessing the brightest minds and most exceptional recruits.

20%

lower rent than comparable office space in Sydney

50+

networking events each year

4+

world-leading research institutions

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

iAccelerate Centre

The region’s first purpose-built business incubator and accelerator stands proud as a landmark on the corner of Innovation Way, Innovation Campus. The 4,000 square metre facility was opened in 2016 and features ‘plug and go’ expandable space allowing companies to accelerate and expand at a phenomenal pace. It is an architectural marvel featuring many local building products and was designed to pay homage to the history of the Illawarra region.

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SmartSpace

The SmartSpace initiative offers premium serviced offices, co-working spaces, day suites and meeting rooms kitted out with premier telecommunications facilities. It represents a whole new level in shared space offerings in the region, with light-filled, modern spaces and cutting-edge facilities complimented by the prime beachside location, easy access and parking, an engaged community and a full range of amenities on site.

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CONNECT AND THRIVE

The right environment can take your small business experience to incredible places. At Innovation Campus, we’ve created a wealth of opportunities for you to meet like-minded people, from shared spaces to get social to an array of networking, entertainment, cultural and sporting events. Develop strong relationships with students, researchers and local businesses at one of our networking events, learn something new in a workshop, enjoy sunset drinks, peruse the markets or join a soccer game or yoga class. It’s all about nurturing an active, welcoming community ready to grow together.

People at the Heart of Innovation: Ben Hobby, CEO Itree

People at the Heart of Innovation: Ben Hobby, CEO Itree

Looking out from Itree’s headquarters over North Beach Wollongong, it’s hard to think 20 years ago the company founders were based in a small room at the University of Wollongong campus.

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