I2N Hub Honeysuckle

The epicenter of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Hunter


Opening mid-2021, I2N Hub Honeysuckle is purpose-built to drive your startup's success with open plan co-working and private offices in addition to state-of-the-art facilities including Zoom enabled meeting rooms, breakout spaces, a board room, and a maker space.


Join a diverse community of globally-minded and innovative founders on a mission to drive positive change through their startup or social enterprise. Plus, you will receive expert advice from a dedicated network of mentors as part of Venture Mentor Service (VMS) and industry guidance and best practice at Office Hour appointments.


I2N staff are here to introduce you to University of Newcastle relevant researchers who are experts in their field and can help you overcome technical problems through R&D. Tap into the talented and pool of students through work integrated learning to identify your first hires.

Together with our inspiring people, we will cultivate a thriving innovation and startup culture and will bring global expertise and knowledge to drive the future of our communities.

Alex Zelinsky, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle


I2N's new home opens at Honeysuckle in mid-2021. Demand for membership at our purpose-built innovation hub in Newcastle's CBD has been high. Register your interest and we'll keep you posted on membership levels and how you guarantee your place in our community.


Getting there

Cycling: This Newcastle city cycling map shows low-traffic road routes and shared paths to the CBD. Secure bike storage and after ride facilities (showers) are available to Hub members.

Public transport: Check Transport NSW's planner for advice on bus, light rail and train connections. The nearest light rail station is Honeysuckle. The nearest train station is Newcastle Interchange.  The nearest bus stop is Hunter Street at Steel Street and is serviced by routes 11 and 13. Nearby routes include 14 and 23.

Driving: Off-street parking is metered at min $4per hour (M-F, 9-5pm). Hub members receive a discounted rate at nearby Civic West Car Park.

Park and Ride: A free shuttle for UON staff and students between Callaghan and Newcastle City campuses is available Monday to Friday, 7:15 AM - 10:15 PM. The shuttle does not operate on weekends or public holidays and services are restricted during semester break.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.