The University of Newcastle, Australia

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.

71 businesses accelerated and incubated
$6M in funding raised
26 mentors
4400 community of entrepreneurs

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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.

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Cheryl Gledill Squiz

News • 20 Nov 2020

Digital innovator, pioneer, and startup junkie shares her experience of helping founders find insightful solutions

Cheryl Gledhill shares her innovation journey as product guru in some of Australia's most exciting companies at I2N's Startup Stories.

wind turbine in hyland

News • 19 Nov 2020

ARENA funding to accelerate small wind turbine innovation

University of Newcastle-born startup, Diffuse Energy, has secured more than $920,000 in funding contributions, including $341,990 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to deploy its small wind turbine technology in remote locations across Australia.

Featured story • 7 Sep 2020

The missing block to build an all-renewable electric grid

Coined Miscibility Gaps Alloy (MGA), the extraordinary blocks are capable of receiving energy generated by renewables, storing it cheaply and safely as thermal energy, then using it to run steam turbines at power stations instead of burning coal.

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