Innovation Centre welcomes four new companies

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Innovation Centre welcomes four new companies


11 October 2012

11 October 2012

The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast will officially welcome four new entrepreneurial businesses to its premises at 90 Sippy Downs Drive with a special celebration at 11.30am on Friday 12 October.

The new high-growth companies are eContent Management, The Allergy Menu, Cloud Recruiting and Developing Elite Professionals (details on each new business are below).

Media are welcome to attend the celebration, which will be hosted by University of the Sunshine Coast’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill, Sunshine Coast Deputy Mayor Chris Thompson and Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast CEO Mark Paddenburg.

Mr Paddenburg will also acknowledge the rapid expansion of Future Oceans (formerly known as Fumunda Marine). This Innovation Centre-based company designs and manufactures underwater acoustic alarms used to alert whales, dolphins and porpoises to the presence of commercial fishing gear.

“Future Oceans has entered an exciting growth phase which has seen the addition of three new employees, two of whom are University students who will assist in research and project development,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Mayor will congratulate the new and expanding companies on their endeavours before cutting a ribbon to officially open their offices. This will be followed by a networking barbecue with existing Innovation Centre companies, partners and guests.

Since its opening in 2002, the Innovation Centre has been home to 93 businesses, creating more than 400 jobs in the region and helping to raise more than $26m in venture capital.

— Terry Walsh

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