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A tech-savvy region with a reputation for innovation

The Sunshine Coast is recognised as a place where world-first ideas flourish, innovation thrives and startups prosper. Businesses are supported by a strong entrepreneurial, collaborative and digitally oriented ecosystem.

Accelerators, coworking spaces, incubator events and meetups foster a culture of collaboration and partnerships that develop fresh perspectives and solve problems.

Where innovation thrives

Accelerators, coworking spaces, incubator events and meetups foster a culture of collaboration and partnerships that develop fresh perspectives and solve problems.

High value industries

Sunshine Coast Council has identified seven high value industries to support economic growth and facilitate new investment opportunities.

Nurturing innovation

Innovation Ecosystem

The Sunshine Coast boasts a community of like-minded people who swiftly embrace new businesses and enthusiastically welcome new ...

Innovation highlights

We recognise that our future prosperity lies in ideas, innovation and driving entrepreneurialism. We already have a flourishing ...

Innovation in action

Our region has a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem where industry contemporaries collaborate, and where innovation, new ideas, entrepreneurs and ...

“The Sunshine Coast is in the right place at the right time. (It has an) innovative self-starting streak, coupled with a broader knowledge sector. By the measure of every other comparable city on the Australian continent, this place is entrepreneurial, it is bizarrely entrepreneurial.”

Bernard Salt, leading demographer, April 2019

High value industries

Education and research

The smart place for living and learning A world-class education sector, outstanding research facilities and a reputation for ...

Knowledge industries and professional services

The smart place for business The Sunshine Coast is a tech-savvy region with a reputation for innovation. The ...

Tourism, sport and leisure

A world-class destination The ideal destination The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s top tourism markets. The region’s ...

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INVESTMENT PROSPECTUS 2022

Are you an investment-ready business looking to establish, expand or relocate? Get the Sunshine Coast Investment Prospectus 2022 for an overview of the business and lifestyle opportunities available in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.