Collaboration and leadership
  • Last updated:
  • 11 Jul 2019

The Sunshine Coast’s innovation ecosystem provides a supportive environment where entrepreneurs are encouraged, ideas are nurtured through industry collaboration and supported by regional leadership.

  • Sunshine Coast Regional Innovation Program (#SCRIPT) is a collaboration of local entrepreneurs, businesses, government stakeholders and community members dedicated to growing innovation and business capacity on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Digital Sunshine Coast is hosted by Sunshine Coast Council and Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast in partnership with a large network of organisations and individuals, whose aim is to connect people on the Sunshine Coast on the topic of digital innovation.
  • Speed it Up another Digital Sunshine Coast project, was launched to promote and accelerate investment in digital infrastructure in the region.
  • Silicon Coast is grassroots not-for-profit community that promotes a growing innovative, entrepreneurial, digital ecosystem on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Digital Champions program The Sunshine Coast has a high number of innovative entrepreneurs, digital champions and thriving businesses who all make a global impact, with many recognised by the Queensland Government’s Community Digital Champions program.
  • Food and Agribusiness Network is Australia’s fastest growing food and agribusiness cluster, encompassing the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Noosa and Moreton Bay.
  • Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance provides advocacy, networking professional development and showcases the region’s creative and knowledge industries.
  • Smart Centre showcases real-time results and examples of the smart city technology being tested in the region.  
     

 

 

Infrastructure investment

Sunshine Coast Council is building a new economy based on a clear 20-year economic plan which presents multiple investment opportunities and opens new avenues for business growth, development and expansion.

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Sunshine Coast Solar Farm

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Maroochy CBD Smart City

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International broadband submarine network

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International airport upgrade

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Sunshine Coast Health Precinct