The Sunshine Coast is a tech-savvy region with a reputation for innovation. Businesses are supported by a strong entrepreneurial, collaborative and digitally oriented ecosystem.
The region is recognised as a place where world-first ideas flourish, innovation thrives and startups prosper.
Accelerators, coworking spaces, incubator events and meetups foster a culture of collaboration and partnerships that develop fresh perspectives and solve problems.
Queensland Regional Innovation Benchmark Report
Many businesses on the Sunshine Coast have continued to adapt and innovate despite the challenges and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A major survey of Sunshine Coast innovators found that almost half (46%) introduced new innovations in 2020.
The Queensland Regional Innovation Benchmark Report identifies current practices and performance to determine how businesses across the region perform comparatively year on year.
Our region has made significant strides in developing an entrepreneurial reputation and culture.
Innovation in action
Our region has a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem where industry contemporaries collaborate, and where innovation, new ideas, entrepreneurs and startups are actively supported and encouraged.