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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.

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

News • 23 Oct 2020

$8.5m to continue largest women's health study

Australia’s largest and longest operating women’s health survey has secured $8.5m in funding.

Professor Vanessa McDonald

News • 8 Oct 2020

Asthma treatment – it’s not one-size-fits-all

With at least one asthma-related death each day in Australia, a team of researchers has been awarded $2.5 million dollars from NHMRC to investigate personalised approaches to asthma treatment.

Australian Researchers text

News • 1 Oct 2020

Our researchers recognised in The Australian’s Research 2020 magazine

The Australian's Research 2020 magazine paid tribute to several University of Newcastle researchers for their track record of excellence and contribution to their fields.

Next Generation of Researchers Target Better Treatments for Childhood Cancer

News • 14 Sep 2020

Next generation of researchers target better treatments for childhood cancer

The Isabella and Marcus Foundation passionately and tirelessly raises funds to support research into one of the most aggressive childhood cancers. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a devastating paediatric brain tumour that kills more children than any other disease. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less that 1% survive for 5 years. For promising young University of Newcastle researcher Evie Jackson the hope to change that is what drives her forward every day.

Featured story • 7 Sep 2020

The missing block to build an all-renewable electric grid

Coined Miscibility Gaps Alloy (MGA), the extraordinary blocks are capable of receiving energy generated by renewables, storing it cheaply and safely as thermal energy, then using it to run steam turbines at power stations instead of burning coal.

News • 4 Sep 2020

New green hydrogen made from solar power and air

In a remarkable first, a system that combines solar energy with water harvested from air has been used to manufacture low cost green hydrogen – a zero-emissions fuel.

Phoebe Breckell

News • 4 Sep 2020

Software engineer turned skincare guru shares her story of building a national brand

Phoebe Breckell shares her innovation journey as founder of natural skincare company Happy Skincare at I2N's Startup Stories.

News • 3 Sep 2020

Funding gives pulse to research aiming to improve region’s heart health

Each year in the Hunter New England region more than 900 people experience their first heart attack, placing the region within NSW’s highest cardiovascular disease mortality band.

Events

Events

Building a board

Event • 25 Nov 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots - Building a Board

Hear from founders and seasoned board members as they share their experience building their first board or joining an existing board, and the pieces of knowledge they wish they’d known back then, followed by networking to help attendees join the dots for potential future collaboration.