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Announcing Flinders’ new Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Growth.

Connecting communities. Driving innovation.

Announcing Flinders’ new Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Growth.

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.

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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 below.

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 students and startups.
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.



Gain the skills, connections, and entrepreneurial mindset to transform innovative ideas into value – from launching a startup to creating social or economic impact. Learn about Flinders University’s new Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Growth (Startup Year).


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.


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


Do you want to become a leader in innovation? Would you like to engage with Flinders University’s students and researchers and learn about new and exciting applications? Connect with our Flinders Innovation Centre or become a mentor with us.


Connect with us on how Flinders University can support your business.

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Meet our residents

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