Sunshine Coast

Innovation Node

About the Node

The Sunshine Coast Cyber Security Innovation Node was announced in June 2020, a partnership between the Sunshine Coast Council and AustCyber to accelerate the growth of the Sunshine Coast’s cyber security sector in alignment with AustCyber’s national mission. Delivering increased cyber security capability, talent and education programs across the region, as well as fast-tracking cyber security exports internationally, the Sunshine Coast Cyber Security Innovation Node will play a strong role in AustCyber’s National Network of Nodes.

The Sunshine Coast Node works closely with the Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland State Government, industry bodies and academic and research institutions in the region. Activities of the Node are guided by an Industry Advisory Group that includes leaders across industry, business development, government, academia and research; and will be consultants and advocates for the Sunshine Coast Node and AustCyber.

The Sunshine Coast Council partnership with AustCyber is an important step in the advancement of the cyber security industry in region. Growth in the cyber security sector has been identified as a key initiative in the digital transformation of the region touching every business from advanced manufacturing, agriculture and health, to fintech, defence, supply chain and logistics industries. The region boasts direct high speed data connectivity to Asia and the US as well as being recognised as one of the 'top 7 intelligent communities' globally.

In partnership with:

Sunshine Coast Council
  • Defence industry and supply chains
  • Medtech and digital health
  • Mining technology and services
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Agriculture

About the Node Manager

Mark Hamilton was appointed the Manager of the Sunshine Coast Cyber Security Innovation Node in July 2020 and is focused on developing a strong and collaborative cyber industry within the region.

Mark has a passion for innovation and is outcome driven working closely with industry, education, government and community to deliver successful partnerships.

Mark brings a wealth of experience from industries in Mining and Energy Sectors with a background founded in disciplines from Technical, ICT, Project Management and Business Development.

Contact the Node

Service centre and development counter, 10 First Avenue, Maroochydore QLD, Australia

AustCyber’s National Network of Cyber Security Innovation Nodes

  • Townsville
      • Defence industry and the supply chain
      • Medtech and telehealth
      • Mining technology and services
      • Advanced manufacturing
      • Agriculture
      • Education
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  • Sunshine Coast Innovation Node
      • Defence industry and supply chains
      • Medtech and digital health
      • Mining technology and services
      • Advanced manufacturing
      • Agriculture
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  • Brisbane innovation node
      • Defence and the supply chain
      • Advanced manufacturing
      • Health
      • Education
      • Agritech
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  • New South Wales
      • Industry 4.0
      • Digitisation
      • Cyber workforce development
      • Financial services
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  • Canberra Innovation Node
      • Tertiary and research sector
      • Defence industry
      • Renewable energy
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  • Tasmania
      • Smart cities
      • Internet of things
      • Marine technology
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  • Western Australia Innovation Hub
      • Mining
      • Oil and gas services
      • Agritech
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  • South Australia Innovation Node
      • Defence industry and the supply chain
      • Autonomous systems
      • Space industry
      • Digital health
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