Innovation Ecosystem

An innovation ecosystem is one where ideas are created, circulated, financed, and adopted. This ecosystem allows innovators to connect to university and industry contacts who can contribute to the development and success of an innovator's project.

Innovation Community

Like any ecosystem, an innovation ecosystem is made up of many integral contributing parts. These participants are key contributors to an active innovation community and provide the underlying support structures through which creativity, ideas and innovation can flourish. The type of key participants within the innovation ecosystem include:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Universities and other education providers
  • Industry
  • Social Enterprises
  • Investors
  • Government
  • Community

There are many key contributors in JCU's innovation ecosystem. Explore which contributors are connected with each campus of JCU, what the contributors add to the ecosystem, and whether a contributor may be a valuable connection for your project.