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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.

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Upcoming events

Shane Darwin

Event • 9 Feb 2022 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Shane Darwin (JBHXR)

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

Patricipants in the Female Founders Demo Day

News • 16 Dec 2021

Female-led ventures shine at Demo Day

Nine inspiring female founders pitched their start-ups at the Female Founders Program Demo Day this week.

Adam Boyle

News • 27 Oct 2021

Scale-up CEO shares his exciting story of building through to acquisition

Newcastle scale-up CEO shares his story of building out a global tech firm through to their recent acquisition at I2N's Startup Stories

Daniel Smith from team Everydrop demonstrates the prize-winning app

News • 18 Oct 2021

University of Newcastle announces the best “hack” for water security

The New Futures Hackathon for Water Security saw seven teams learn from water security experts from Hunter Water, City of Newcastle, Hunter H2O, and the University of Newcastle before embarking on a 10 hour “hack” to evolve their ideas into a viable, technological solution.

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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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