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Got an idea for a startup? Perhaps you want to take your research to the real world? Or you’re looking to take your existing business to the next level? Here’s how we can help.

Driving business growth through innovation and entrepreneurship

The I2N fuels the success of innovators and entrepreneurs by connecting them to community, customers, coaching and capital. No matter your connection to the University, we help people develop their enterprise skills and impact potential, validate ideas and accelerate to market.

What's in it for you?

104 teams accelerated and incubated
$18M+ in funding raised
34 mentors
4900+ community of entrepreneurs
50+ jobs created
I2N Hub Honeysuckle

I2N Hub Honeysuckle

The epicenter of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Hunter.

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I2N offers a range of opportunities designed to build your network and develop your enterprise skills. Find out how you can get involved and keep up with the latest news from I2N.

Upcoming events

Adam Boyle

Event • 22 Oct 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Adam Boyle (Pegasus)

Join us for this very special follow-up Startup Stories as we dive into the acquisition process with Adam Boyle and hear what’s next on the Pegasus roadmap.

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Latest news

Start it Up Square

News • 27 Sep 2021

Start It Up Pitch Competition winners announced

The University's 2021 Start It Up Pitch Competition took place online on Tuesday last week and saw five entrepreneurial student finalists pitch to a panel of esteemed judges.

Q Building

News • 13 Sep 2021

Leading Newcastle businesses back the region's innovation drive

The University of Newcastle today announced new partnerships with two Hunter industry leaders to drive forward the region’s innovation ecosystem.

News • 30 Aug 2021

Female Founders Program applications now open

The contribution of Newcastle’s female entrepreneurs to the city’s innovation ecosystem is poised for growth with the launch of a new support and mentoring program designed to encourage more female-led startups.

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I2N startups and scaleups

Check out the stories of the innovators and entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of I2N events, programs and coworking to make valuable connections, build entrepreneurship capabilities and create new businesses.

Type Strong

Type Strong

Type Strong founder, Ryan Lecchi, is helping Type-1 & Type-2 diabetics live an active lifestyle without disruption.

Compeat Nutrition

Compeat Nutrition

Daniel and Alicia Edge are cofounders of Compeat Nutrition, an online sports nutrition platform, aiming to take professionals out of the clinic and deliver the best performance nutrition advice anywhere, anytime..

MGA Thermal

MGA Thermal

The idea of storing energy as heat is not new, but the metal blend MGA Thermal has invented is. It’s 1/10th the cost of materials of batteries and unlike batteries has the ability to store energy for over the longer term.

Design Nuts

Design Nuts

Kylie Burrett of Design Nuts (formerly Nuts and Bolts Design) believes that most people are capable of drawing in the same way most people are capable of reading.

Diffuse Energy

Diffuse Energy

Three UON Engineers have discovered a way to double the energy production of standard wind turbines and are charging through the commercialisation pathway for their research discovery.

Hone

Hone

Three years ago, Antony Martin of Hone Agriculture and his team of 12 were just three PhD students in a sorghum field trying to breed the best version of the cereal grain for a biofuels project.

Cloudsense

Cloudsense

CloudSense Solution Architect, Hrvoje Tutman, is leveraging the I2N's links to University of Newcastle graduate talent to build his R&D team in Newcastle city.

iSeeVC

iSeeVC

Dr. Gary Ellem, Dani Lloyd-Prichard and their team at iSeeVC are revolutionising video conferencing by hosting digital conversations in virtual worlds

Creatures and Co

Creatures and Co

Yolanda Surjan is the founder of RadVet, a startup which uses proven radiation therapy for humans and applies it to skin cancers for animals. Since 2017 RadVet has been delivering clinical trials for this radiation therapy to horses, cats and dogs in Sydney.

Teledermatologist

Teledermatologist

Murray Corbett, Andrew Stace and Kesley Kernes are drastically reducing patient wait times and connecting remote communities to the services they need

Virtual Intern

Virtual Intern

Virtual Intern founder, Tricia Martin, is moving the needle on her startup with Venture Mentor Service (VMS).

Feedback Organic

Feedback Organic

Feedback Organic founder, David Sivyer, is solving food waste, one urban farm at a time.

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