About Us

Three buildings dedicated for coworking, research, startup programs and events to grow innovation on the Gold Coast.

Cohort Innovation Space exists to help Founders on their startup journey with a supportive community and specialised programs. We’re a home for innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry experts.

What makes Cohort truly unique is our location within the
$5 billion Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct, and our extensive network of world-renowned researchers, scientists, health and technology experts. 

Our Story

This story begins in 2019 when the Queensland Government transformed the former hair salon, Optus store, police station, athlete’s rooftop bar and restaurant from the GC2018 Commonwealth Games into a vibrant home for startups, founders and entrepreneurs.

Since opening its doors in May 2019, Cohort Innovation Space has been managed by CoSpaces, an Australian pioneer in coworking and commercial management. The CoSpaces team are responsible for the daily management of Cohort – including all innovation programs, events and activities. Cohort launched with two major anchor tenants – the Gold Coast University Hospital’s Centre for Digital HealthCare and Griffith University’s Griffith Innovation Centre.

In May 2020, just ten months after opening the doors, Cohort began their first expansion with the construction of three PC1 and PC2 scientific labs, along with a custom AI Lab for local startup Datarwe. In November 2020, Cohort began their second expansion to keep up with demands for space and a fast-growing community. The expansion saw Cohort become one of the largest innovation spaces in Queensland and has cemented our reputation as the Gold Coast’s home for startups and innovation programs.

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Take a look inside our innovation space by using our 360° virtual tour. Simply click the arrows to ‘walk’ around the space, into meeting rooms and through the coworking area.


Our Facility

Cohort comprises of 3 buildings and over 2500m2 NLA. We have 46 coworking desks, 21 private offices with a further 76 desks, an AI lab with 8 desks, 3 PC1 and PC3 scientific labs with 18 desks, 4 meeting rooms, 2 boardrooms, a 150 person event space, podcast and live streaming studio, bike racks, showers and end of trip facilities. There is 34 private car parks and plenty of on street parking, along with access to light rail and heavy rail stations in close proximity.

Within the Precinct, the QLD Government have created Lumina which is 9.5h of development-ready land for sale. As landowner, master developer and planning authority, Economic Development Queensland are facilitating the development of Lumina over the next 10 to 15 years. It’s part of their long-term vision to build a lasting legacy from the GC2018 Commonwealth Games. Land sales are well underway, with new buildings ADaPT 2.0 and Proxima to start construction soon.

The Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Cohort is in the middle of the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct. What makes our space truly unique is our access to World renowned researchers, medical, health and AI experts that call the Precinct home. Cohort benefits from over $5.9 billion in health, education and transport infrastructure already invested within the Precinct – including two light rail stations, Griffith University, the Gold Coast University Hospital, the Gold Coast Private Hospital, Smith Collective and Southport Sharks.

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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we work, meet and learn, the Kombumerri and Wangerriburra peoples of the Yugambeh Language speaking nation. We pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.