Flinders New Venture Institute is the home of innovation and entrepreneurship at Flinders University. We bring together industry, government, research, and the community to deliver unique learning experiences and bolster economic growth and job opportunities.
Based at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct, we’re creating an ambitious, industry savvy community with the latest technology and new business models at their fingertips.
At the Flinders New Venture Institute world-class research, training, and networks come together in a single multi-use hub to help shape the innovative leaders and industries of the future. With the Venture Dorm program now offered in Adelaide, Mount Barker, the Limestone Coast region, and the Barossa, Yorke Peninsula and Mid North region, Flinders New Venture Institute has truly a transformative state-wide impact.
Through our programs and activities we inspire, connect, and educate people like you: the future generations of entrepreneurs and innovators, and those who seek to create their own future and drive the industries of tomorrow. We will help you to keep innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking at the core of everything you do.
Get involved with New Venture Institute as a mentor, sponsor, student, or supporter of our entrepreneurial initiatives.
Chosen from 1,580 incubation programs around the world to be benchmarked, NVI has risen above a shortlist of 364 programs from 82 countries to achieve recognition as one of the top three university-linked incubators for the Asia Pacific region in 2019/20. Flinders NVI is the only Australian incubator to be recognized in any of the global top rankings.
Founded in 2013, Flinders New Venture Institute has hosted more than 12,000 event participants, trained over 2,000 innovators, and founded, supported and grown 421 startups, who have raised more than $3.5 million for projects and ventures that currently employ over a hundred people.
Flinders New Venture Institute is a front door to all Flinders University has to offer. We offer easy navigation of the university’s extensive resources, from our expert researchers to our 3D printing used for rapid prototyping.
We’ll help you begin, expand or innovate with professional education programs and innovation capability building workshops to transform in an age of disruption, along with access to new technology and a global network.
At the New Venture Institute we help individuals and organisations to prepare for tomorrow's more uncertain and turbulent world, by infusing innovation and entrepreneurship into everything we do.
Have a look at our many exciting initiatives to see how you and your business can get involved:
Being part of the New Venture Institute has connected us to a great network of entrepreneurs and academics and allowed us to demonstrate our technology to the numerous visitors who frequent the Tonsley Innovation Precinct.
Voxon Photonics CEO Will Tamblyn.
Voxon Photonics graduated from NVI's Venture Dorm program in 2014 and has gone on to secure more than $1 million in investment from Australian investors. They have created the world’s most advanced 3D volumetric display—inspired by the holograms in the original Star Wars movie. Voxon Photonics now employs six full-time staff.
“Over the last few years, the business model that we pitched at Venture Dorm has been expanded and verified and we are now shipping our product around the world.”
There are no limits to what Voxon Photonics can achieve. Their technology could make an impact in engineering, architecture, medical imaging, art and museums, big data visualisation, bio-chemistry, gaming and even the humble living room.
Flinders New Venture Institute can help you form links to business and government. Your research can have an impact as you work with industry partners here and in Asia, Europe and North America.
You could also become eligible for alternative sources of funding, including new areas of government grants.
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