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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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

media and marketing

Event • 27 Jan 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots - Media & Marketing

Join like-minded creative business people, innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs to stay informed and connected.

lachy gray

Event • 3 Feb 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Lachy Gray (Yarno)

Hear the experiences of an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the inside story.

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Latest news

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News • 2 Dec 2020

Major milestone for Honeysuckle campus as sustainable build “tops out”

The University of Newcastle’s first stage of its Honeysuckle City campus hit a major milestone today with the Stage 1A building ‘topping out’ and on track to be the first 6-star Green Star building for sustainable development in regional NSW.

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.

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