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

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Connecting communities. Driving innovation.

Welcome to Flinders New Venture Institute

in the Limestone Coast

We are committed to supporting established and emerging entrepreneurs/innovators in regional South Australia.

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Sparking, enabling, and developing regional businesses

Whilst the pandemic has limited what we can offer face to face, we are still able to provide access to a range of programs, workshops, and events related to entrepreneurship and innovation as well as to our Flinders Innovation Centre and incredible mentor network. 

Supporting and inspiring students and teachers

We are really passionate about contributing to the creation of future entrepreneurs. Recognizing the pivotal role educators play in this enterprise, we also engage in developing, sharing, and maintaining education tools and resources to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in teachers and ultimately in their students. 

Engaging young people with STEM and entrepreneurship

As Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) underpin many of the new ventures being established around the world, with the support of the Australian Government we produce and create physical and virtual resources to support young people’s educational journeys.

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.

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Advanced Manufacturing

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Creative Industries

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Energy, Water, and Sustainability

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Wine, Tourism, and AgTech

Get involved



We provide a range of programs, workshops, events, and resources to entrepreneurs, innovators, educators, and students to support their entrepreneurial and educational journeys in the Limestone Coast.



We’re here to help you turn your business idea into reality. Test your idea with our award-winning pre-accelerator program, Venture Dorm, bring your business to the next level with our Innovative Manufacturing Accelerator (IMA) and FOMENT Viti, Wine and Tourism Tech Accelerator or access one on one entrepreneurial mentoring support. Get in touch to find out more!


We know that teaching is the profession upon which all others rely, and that’s why we are doing everything we can to support educators. Developing, supporting, and maintaining an Entrepreneurial Mindset is at the heart of everything we do at Flinders New Venture Institute and we know it is a priority of the South Australian Government for secondary schools.

Click here to access the ‘Entrepreneurial Education – A Teaching Practice Guide’.

Get in touch to find out more!

Youth Entrepreneurial Mentoring

We are really passionate about creating the entrepreneurs of the future, which is a key priority of our outreach in the Limestone Coast. We offer specialised Youth Entrepreneurial Mentoring to any young person in the Limestone Coast – this can be arranged through your school or by parents (for those under 18 years old).  Click to find out more!

STEM Entrepreneurial HUB

With the support of the Australian Government, we are able to do even more to support young people engage with STEM Entrepreneurship. As you navigate to this page you’ll find a whole range of exciting links, resources, and activities for teachers and young people, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, including girls, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and youth living in regional, rural, and remote regions.

We can’t wait to hear from you. Get in touch to find out more!


Book an appointment with our Regional Manager, Callena Rawlings, to discuss how to best engage with us.


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Join in our monthly professional development talks and networking events.


The University holds various professional development opportunities for you throughout the year including our Schools’ Professional Development Day (usually held in June), webinars and invitations to other on-campus sessions.


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