• nvi@flinders.edu.au
  • (08) 8201 7928
  • Level 2, 1284 South Road Tonsley SA 5042

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    Connecting communities. Driving innovation.

    Connecting communities. Driving innovation.

    Connecting communities. Driving innovation.

    Welcome to Flinders New Venture Institute



    Flinders New Venture Institute is Flinders University’s centre for innovation and entrepreneurship.
    We invite the next generation of innovators to realise their potential.

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    An innovation pipeline

    Located in the Tonsley Innovation District, Flinders New Venture Institute is ideally placed to spark, enable, and develop business ideas from conception to industry advancement.

    A centre for entrepreneurship

    Since 2013, we have continuously built our education credentials by uniting with international business partners and international academics to deliver significant, world-class insights and emerging knowledge to our local innovation community.

    A vibrant ecosystem

    We enable, develop, and connect a vibrant eco-system of innovative businesses, curious and passionate students, dedicated researchers, international academics, and committed government partners to create untold future opportunities.

    Tonsley Innovation District

    Our focus sectors



    Flinders New Venture Institute targets six focus sectors that reflect
    Flinders University’s areas of strength, growth, and research.
    Explore our focus sectors.

    Advanced Manufacturing

    Creative Industries


    Energy, Water, and Sustainability


    Wine, Tourism, and AgTech

    Get involved



    We provide a range of programs and services to our community of startups and businesses.
    We are dedicated to continuously improving our offerings and we always look forward to growing
    our vibrant ecosystem by fostering more creative collaborations through our networks.



    We’re here to help you turn your business idea into reality. Test your idea with our award-winning pre-accelerator program, Venture Dorm. Develop your skills and networks in our eNVIsion startup and business incubator. Bring your business to the next level with our Innovative Manufacturing Accelerator (IMA).


    Are you a small or medium business seeking to grow? Do you want to become a leader in innovation? Would you like to learn about new and exciting applications for your entrepreneurial mindset and how high they can take you? Check out our IMA and FOMENT accelerator programs and connect with Flinders University’s student talent via our eNVIsion incubator.


    If you are interested about where innovation can take you, if you would like to know how to set up your own business while at uni, or you have a business idea on which you would like some expert advice, Flinders New Venture Institute is the place to start.


    Have you ever thought about giving back by becoming a mentor? Mentoring is something you can do that makes a direct difference on someone else’s life. Our mentor program is a core part of what we do. Join us to enhance your leadership skills, expand your networks, and shape the people in your community.  

    Visit our incubator


    Book an in-person or virtual appointment to discuss how to best engage with us.

    Meet our residents

    Discover the profiles of our startups and businesses, and get inspired.


    Join in our monthly professional development talks and networking events.

    💻Join us online at 4pm today, bring a glass of wine🍷and meet 7 tech companies disrupting the viti, wine and tourism industries🍇brought to you by @fomentaus and @AussieWineChat: https://bit.ly/3zw5Dv9

    Our unique Accelerator Program for wine & tourism #tech now offers flexible coaching packages to suit your business needs! Apply before July 27 for this year’s full #Accelerator, or try our new #coaching options with facilitators and industry experts: http://www.foment.com.au/accelerator.html

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