I2N Hub Honeysuckle

Welcome to the epicentre of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Hunter.

I2N Hub Honeysuckle has been purpose-built to support enterprise skill development, new venture creation, and scale-ups. I2N Hub Honeysuckle comprises:

  • Innovation Common (ground floor) offering innovation concierge service, free co-working and meeting rooms for pre-startups, a flexible event space, and the Maker Space;
  • Seminar Space (level 2) for the delivery of I2N and affiliate programs and events, and venue hire; and
  • Incubator (level 3) offering paid co-working and private offices for startups and scaleups complemented by Zoom-enabled meeting rooms and a board room, breakout spaces, and a communal kitchen.

Incubator membership plans

You will be coworking with a diverse community of globally-minded founders and first-hires while accessing the support you need to grow your business, regardless of your affiliation to the University of Newcastle.

Hot Desk

Connect

Full-Time

Office1

Startup rate (plus GST) per month

$300

$420

$540

$1,800

Corporate rate (plus GST) per month

$450

$630

$810

$2,700

Terms

per person
per month
min 3-month initial term

per person
per month
min 3-month initial term

per person
per month
min 3-month initial term

per office
per month
min 6-month initial term

Access

8 days per month
M-F 8am-5pm

M-F 8am-5pm

24/7

24/7

Desk type

Flexible

Flexible

Dedicated

Dedicated

Bookable meeting rooms

Limited to 1 hr duration

Limited to 1 hr duration

Limited to 2 hr duration

Limited to 2 hr duration

Dedicated storage

No

YesYesYes
Bookable boardroom

Fee applies

Fee applies

2 x 2hr/month

2 x 2hr/month

Access to Williamtown Hub and Muswellbrook Hub

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Printing

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 Each office accommodates up to 3 people. Limited to one office per ABN.

Incubator membership inclusions

  • Monthly billing
  • High-speed wifi
  • Swipe card access
  • Commercial business address
  • Mail and courier management
  • Access to the University of Newcastle Library, including journals
  • Access to Entrepreneurship101
  • Access to Office 365
  • Access to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Access to Zoom Pro
  • Access to Fitness Passport
  • Partner perks including HubSpot, Stripe, Airwallex, AWS Activate
  • Access to Office Hours
  • Access to Venture Mentor Service
  • Discounted rate for I2N workshops and programs
  • Access to Maker Space (pending induction)
  • Access to breakout spaces and call booths
  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Ergonomic seating
  • End of ride facilities including bike storage, showers, lockers
  • Discounted daily rate for Civic West Carpark
  • Free shuttle bus between City and Callaghan campuses
  • Regular cleaning and COVID-19 safe protocols
  • Work Integrated Learning student sponsor discount
  • Team discount
  • Member-only events

Incubator perk partners

Airallex
AWS Activate
Hubspot
Stripe
Twilio Sendgrid
Twilio Startups

Frequently Asked Questions

Startup memberships are applicable to startups and scale-ups (including social enterprises and not-for-profits) that are leveraging technology to create products and services intended for global reach.

Corporate memberships are for other users and are considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are unsure please email i2n@newcastle.edu.au to determine which membership is for you.

If you are working as part of a tech startup, or making the transition to selling your own tech product or platform then you are eligible to make an application. As a rule of thumb, if you’re spending half your working time on your tech startup then you’ll benefit as a member of the I2N Incubator community.

You can book a tour and get a feel for I2N Hub Honeysuckle and the community. We host regular tours Wednesday mornings. If you have made up your mind and want to start as soon as possible you can sign up for membership.

The initial term of your membership will be 3-months, billed monthly. After the initial 3-months your membership will automatically renew on a monthly basis unless you cancel your membership. Take a look at the Terms and Conditions for all the details.

I2N Hub Honeysuckle offers free coworking at the Innovation Common (ground floor) which can be accessed Monday to Friday, 8AM to 5PM. See the Innovation Concierge desk at the entrance for more details.

Be sure to introduce yourself to the I2N Slack Community and engage with 500+ people in the ecosystem.

Our monthly newsletter is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse and keep up with upcoming I2N events and programs as well as those from our ecosystem partners.

Getting there

Active Travel

Ride, walk, scoot or skate! Modern end-of-trip facilities are located on the ground floor of Q Building with showers, lockers, and secure bike storage for over 28 bikes. Active Travel guides for a number of key routes to and from the city are available to assist you in planning your trip.

Campus Shuttle

Why drive past Callaghan on your way to the city? Park your car at Callaghan and catch the free City Campus shuttle bus. The route includes Q Building and Marketown and operates from 7 AM to 10:15 PM.

Find out more here.

Public Transport

Buses, trains, ferries, and light rail service the CBD, and using the Transport NSW website can help to plan your trip to the city. Public and private bus operators service most suburbs within Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. The Newcastle Line and the Hunter Line are the two passenger rail lines that service the Lower Hunter. ​​​​​​​

The nearest light rail stop is Honeysuckle which is a 4-minute walk from Q Building.

Click here for more information about commuting using public transport.

Rideshare

Ridesharing is a great way to save money, share your drive and reduce your carbon footprint while travelling to work. At the Newcastle City campus there are 20 FREE, dedicated Rideshare bays conveniently located behind the Conservatorium of Music on Laman Street. To access these car parks, follow these three easy steps:​​​​​​​

1. Download the free Liftango app from the Apple App Store or Google Play
2. Sign up with your student or staff email address and password
3. Enter your ride requirements and start sharing!

Find out more here.

Driving and Parking

Planning on driving to the city? Newcastle City has several short and long-term parking facilities available. Staff and students can access a discounted parking rate of $10/day at Civic West Car Park. Civic West car park is located five minutes away from Q Building and is open 24/7. Click here to find out more about parking at Civic West.

I2N Startups and Scaleups

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Design Nuts

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Diffuse Energy

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Hone

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iSeeVC

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Teledermatologist

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