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Innovation on the Gold Coast

As one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia, the Gold Coast is quickly becoming a hub for ingenuity, entrepreneurship and innovation – the perfect place to be if you’re looking to kickstart your career.  

Bond students have access to a world-class university experience, but they’ve also got opportunity right at their fingertips. We count e-commerce giants, tech start-ups and industry disruptors amongst the ever-growing crop of innovative businesses that first found their feet on the Gold Coast.  

Wherever your passion lies, the Gold Coast could be the perfect incubator as you learn, grow and explore all that university life and beyond can offer.

The Gold Coast: a city of growth and innovation

Innovation at Bond

As the Gold Coast’s focus on innovation grows, we’re devising new ways to prepare our students for the rapidly evolving workplace. Equipped with the knowledge and skills from throughout their studies, Bondies emerge as leaders of the pack, ready to disrupt, create change, and transform industries for the better. Here’s how we do it.  


Learn how to develop an idea from inspiration to execution with Transformer, an Australian-first entrepreneurship program that’s delivered as a fee-free extracurricular program and available to all students at Bond University. You will have the chance to refine your very best concepts with the help of business and marketing experts, and to collaborate with your peers to take your ideas to the next level. For the entrepreneurially minded, Transformer could be the catalyst for a brilliant career.  


Career development services

One way that we support innovation here on the Gold Coast is through our focus on employability and creating opportunity. By pairing our forward-thinking, change-driven students with likeminded businesses, we are developing lifelong partnerships that will not just benefit your career, but the future of our growing city.  

The Career Development Centre (CDC) is your link to industry, and a source of connections that you will have access to during your degree, and for the rest of your professional life. With offices on campus, our team of experts at the CDC regularly pair students and alumni with businesses on the Gold Coast, in addition to many other pockets of the world.


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Transformation CoLab

This one is for the big thinkers, the change-makers, the industry leaders – our unique Transformation degrees are the definition of innovation, and they could be the key to tackling industries that just don’t slow down. After all, they say that many future careers haven’t even been invented yet, so how do you prepare? Study digital transformation, entrepreneurial transformation, health transformation or legal transformation to begin the journey.  



Standing out in a competitive career landscape is no easy feat, and more and more, weare seeing people undertake further study to stay ahead of the curve. But, what if you could give yourself an advantage without committing to an entire degree? Microcredentials are single-unit executive training and professional development courses that can be undertaken by themselves at your own pace, designed to help you upskill and obtain that competitive edge in no time.


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