ThincLab Waite is Adelaide’s first agtech, food innovation and wine focused incubator.
ThincLab Waite's newly renovated space with an abundance of natural light is over two levels in the Hannaford Building to support start-ups in agri, food and wine sectors. It provides a nexus for startups, mentors, investors, agribusiness, corporates and academics to connect and collaborate.
As a member of ThincLab Waite you’ll work alongside entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s grand challenges, and benefit from a range of services to support your startup including:
- A global network of industry experts and our dedicated AgTech Expert in Residence.
- Access to the ThincLab programs (ThincSTART, ThincSCALE and ThincGROWTH) and our ThincSprint.
- Access to ThincLab masterclasses and networking opportunities.
Why Waite campus?
The Waite campus, located just 15 mins from Adelaide CBD, has the largest concentration of expertise in the southern hemisphere in the areas of plant biotechnology, cereal breeding, sustainable agriculture, wine and horticulture, and land management. The 300-acre site is home to the University's Waite Research Institute, along with a collection of unique but highly connected research organisations and centres.
ThincLab Waite leverages the expertise located at the Waite by co-locating start-ups with some of the best researchers and students available in the agriculture, food and wine sectors. Key industry and other relevant organisations are also co-located at Waite including SARDI, CSIRO, the Australian Wine research institute, and FoodSA.
The University’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) offers a range of courses designed to impart advanced practical knowledge, whilst also teaching you the skills needed to incubate, grow and execute ideas.