Expression of Interest
The South Australian Government is seeking expressions of interest for anchor tenants at unique and ambitious entrepreneurship and start-up hub (Hub) in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD.
We are seeking interest from experienced co-working and incubator organisations that can make a significant contribution to strengthening South Australia’s start-up community and growing a pipeline of future job creating businesses by becoming anchor tenants in the Hub.
The Hub will be located within Lot Fourteen, Adelaide’s seven-hectare creation and innovation neighbourhood. Lot Fourteen will provide the opportunity for entrepreneurs and start-ups to co-locate with international organisations, service providers, investors and researchers within an environment that sparks collaboration and attracts talent.
Nestled against the Adelaide Botanic Garden and a stone’s throw from some of the best restaurants, bars and shopping in the city, Lot Fourteen is one of the most exciting urban redevelopments in the world.
Those intending to apply through the Expression of Interest process are further invited to a tailored information session, with options including sessions on 17 and 24 September 2018.
Please note that the information sessions are strictly for co-working and incubator organisations considering responding to the Expression of Interest by 2 October 2018. The Government reserves the right to decline registrations to the information sessions where deemed unsuitable to the purpose of the sessions. Register to attend a session.
Registration of Interest
Registrations of interest from start-up and scale-up businesses, accelerators, professional service providers and other interested individuals and organisations are invited to contribute to the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the Hub at Lot Fourteen.
Those seeking to lease space or deliver services at the Hub are invited for the first time to receive the latest news and information about the Hub, including early information about who has been successful through the Expression of Interest process. This is your opportunity to join others in the running to be part of an environment where entrepreneurship can flourish.
Forward thinking organisations that understand the benefit of association with the brightest minds and the most vibrant hub in South Australia are warmly invited to register interest in representation for potential sponsorship opportunities at the hub.
The Hub at the Lot Fourteen site will be an iconic destination for entrepreneurs and innovators to build and grow new businesses.
Submit your application
Expressions of Interest (EoI) are now invited from local, national and international coworking and incubator operators interested in strengthening South Australia’s entrepreneurial community by facilitating the operations of the Hub as anchor tenants.
Registrations of Interest (RoI) are now invited from the entrepreneurial and business community, including startup and scale-up businesses, accelerators, professional service providers and other interested individuals and organisations to register their interest in leasing space within a co-working tenant or providing services at the Hub.
Applications close 12:00pm ACST 2 October 2018
The Hub will offer state-of-the-art shared facilities, meeting rooms, technology and event space, creating an environment where:
- New entrepreneurs are encouraged and supported to develop their ideas;
- Existing businesses are encouraged to explore new ideas to build on their established success;
- Businesses can access major customers and gain insights into selling to future growth industries;
- Investors can readily identify opportunities to back emerging and growing businesses;
- Successful entrepreneurs can mentor and guide new entrepreneurs;
- Researchers can meet with commercialisation specialists; and
- Quality events are run to inspire, educate, share with and connect members of the community.
The Hub will comprise up to 650 workspaces spread across multiple buildings at Lot Fourteen. The Hub will attract startups looking to scale up into fast growing industries, with Lot Fourteen accommodating more established tenants in commercial tenancies across the site.
The Hub will complement existing private and public services and programs, providing a CBD-based front door to individuals, entrepreneurs, startups and growing businesses, and will provide a pathway for networking with regional businesses and innovation hubs. The Hub will be a place that supports all stages of business development, including research and development, commercialisation, startup and scale-up stages.
The South Australian Government will support the local innovation community to build and strengthen the entrepreneurial community.
Coworking and incubator operators with a strong track-record of supporting startup businesses are invited to express their interest operating at the Hub as its first anchor tenants.
The initial anchor tenants are expected to partner with the South Australian Government and work closely with the Office of the Chief Entrepreneur to foster the Hub’s startup culture and contribute to the vision of the Hub as an iconic destination for entrepreneurs and innovators. Anchor tenants for the Hub will be selected based on merit, with criteria outlined in the attached document.
Participants in the entrepreneurial and business community, including startup and scale-up businesses, incubators, accelerators, professional service providers and other interested individuals and organisations are invited to register their interest in leasing space or providing services at the Hub.
These registrations of interest will be assessed to determine demand for desks within the Hub and the scope of service provision. Registrations of interest may be provided to the successful anchor tenants to contribute to the establishment of the Hub. Anchor tenants will be responsible for selection of members and service providers to occupy or service respective coworking or incubator spaces.
For more information about the Hub’s neighbours at Lot Fourteen, including industries in focus see Lot Fourteen.
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