The University of Newcastle, Australia

Your innovation journey starts here

The University of Newcastle’s Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) supports entrepreneurs and businesses to make valuable connections, develop their ideas and thrive.

Supported by the NSW Government’s Boosting Business Innovation Program, our premium co-working spaces are for globally-minded, innovative, and diverse startups and SMEs on a mission to drive positive change through technology. Our programs provide opportunities for the ‘entre-curious’ through to established founders to engage in innovation, share knowledge and join the dots for collaboration.

I2N members working in the 376 Hub co-working space.

Co-working spaces

We believe you should be inspired by where you work. A great workspace is more than just a desk and computer. It should spark new ideas, encourage collaboration and networking, and elevate your startup or business to the next level. We have two premium co-working spaces available across the Hunter region for globally-minded, innovative, and diverse startups on a mission to drive positive change through tech. And with our flexible packages, you can decide what works best for you. Host meetings and workshops, brainstorm ideas, network with other entrepreneurs and see results.

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12N member gives a presentation to members as part of the Lean Startup Workshop series

Entrepreneurship programs

The I2N offers events, meet-ups, talks and workshops designed to support and advance innovation and entrepreneurship across the Hunter region. Learn how to turn a big idea into a successful business, hear from experienced founders, acquire new strategies for scale-up success and make valuable connections along the way. We also partner with Slingshot and CSIRO for the delivery of accelerator programs that take place in Newcastle.

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Community members listen to speaker at an I2N Icon Regional Accelerator presentation

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We know innovation happens when research, business, government and community forge strong alliances. That’s why, in addition to our national and international research partnerships with esteemed institutions, we’ve partnered with a number of professional organisations and groups.

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