Integrated Innovation Network
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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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.
Event • 13 Dec 2023 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Twelve teams are ready to showcase their business to you.
News • 21 Nov 2023
Twelve teams - all led by inspiring women - are harnessing the training, knowledge, resources and support provided by the team at I2N to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into success.
News • 1 Nov 2023
Kelvin Htat, University of Newcastle Alumni, is the founder of Licode, a no-code platform that enables people to visually build scalable software applications.
News • 4 Oct 2023
Sarah Williams, University of Newcastle student, is the founder of What Were You Wearing (WWYW), a non for profit organisation providing education, awareness and advocacy on sexual violence.
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 founder, Ryan Lecchi, is helping Type-1 & Type-2 diabetics live an active lifestyle without disruption.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Dr. Gary Ellem, Dani Lloyd-Prichard and their team at iSeeVC are revolutionising video conferencing by hosting digital conversations in virtual worlds
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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.
Murray Corbett, Andrew Stace and Kesley Kernes are drastically reducing patient wait times and connecting remote communities to the services they need
Virtual Intern founder, Tricia Martin, is moving the needle on her startup with Venture Mentor Service (VMS).
Feedback Organic founder, David Sivyer, is solving food waste, one urban farm at a time.
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