Supporting Innovation in South Australia (SISA) endorsement applicants must seek support from one of the following South Australian innovation ecosystem providers, to be considered for South Australian Government endorsement via the option 1 priority processing pathway.

We strongly recommend that you undertake thorough research to decide which of these providers is the right provider for you to progress your innovative idea in South Australia. You will have more chances of success if your innovative idea is supported by one of these providers. You should read very carefully each of the provider’s descriptions of their services, and, if need be, contact them to understand their programs, their requirements, the areas/industries/sectors each provider is focused on, their model and their expectations of the participants in their programs.

We encourage you to seek initial feedback on your business idea from the provider you have identified, by sending an initial email enquiry to discuss the business concept/idea/proposal that you are seeking support for, before selecting that provider as your supporting agency and submitting a formal application through the Immigration SA website. If you do not do this, there is a risk that the provider will not be able to support your formal application when received.

Please note that you are still required to apply formally through Immigration SA, after receiving the support of one of the providers, for your application to be assessed.

  • Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC)The Innovation & Collaboration Centre is a strategic partnership between the University of South Australia, the South Australian Government and DXC technology. The Centre supports early stage startup businesses from idea generation, startup and scaleup. Their program, Venture Catalyst Space, is a six-month incubator to develop and grow innovative or disruptive ideas from entrepreneurs and startups in the space sector. If you are building a company using space technologies or creating tech, services or products for the space industry they are keen to hear from you. Send the ICC an email enquiry here to request an info pack about the Venture Catalyst Space program.
  • The Moonshine Laboratory 
    The Moonshine Lab is a tech startup co-founder that is looking to help entrepreneurs launch their ideas.  Moonshine Labs recognises that every entrepreneur is different and will be at different stages in their start-up journey and can assist accordingly. Send The Moonshine Labratory an email enquiry here.
  • New Venture Institute (NVI) 
    The New Venture Institute (NVI) is the home of innovation and entrepreneurship at Flinders University. It inspires, educates and connects innovators, startups and established businesses with opportunities for growth. It is the front door for business engagement with all the University has to offer. For initial feedback on your business idea, send NVI an email enquiry here.
  • ThincLab  
    ThincLab is the University of Adelaide’s startup incubator with headquarters in South Australia and a global network of sister-sites. ThincLab supports entrepreneurs and founders from any industry sector with mentoring, training programs, workspace, prototyping facilities and access to investors. Send ThincLab an email enquiry here.