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 percent lower rent than comparable office space in Sydney

50+ lower rent than comparable office space in Sydney

4+ world-leading research institutions

Exceptional Talent Pool

The ability to attract and retain talented employees can provide a significant advantage to your business. By connecting with Innovation Campus, you can tap into the University of Wollongong’s vast network of over 22,000 students and 134,000 alumni. These individuals are some of the best and brightest minds that can help drive your business forward into the future. The university offers a wide range of structured or customized training programs that can provide your workforce with easy access to ongoing development opportunities.

Furthermore, with around 20,000 highly skilled and experienced residents of Wollongong commuting daily to Sydney, the region has a pool of talented potential employees waiting for the opportunity to find fulfilling careers closer to their homes. Additionally, the region boasts high staff retention rates and lower average salary costs than capital cities, which can significantly reduce 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.


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.

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.

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