The University of Newcastle, Australia

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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Got an idea for a startup? Perhaps you want to take your research to the real world? Or you're looking to take your existing business to the next level? Here's how we can help.

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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.

Upcoming events

E101

Event • 6 Apr 2020 at 9:00am

Entrepreneurship101

Learn what it takes to launch a startup.Perhaps you have an idea for a business but don't know where to start. Or you just want to familiarise yourself with lean…

Matthew Barry

Event • 8 Apr 2020 at 8:00am

Startup Stories - Matthew Barry (Actified)

It was in 2015 that Matt and his two cofounders saw a gap in the financial commissions processing and licensee management space. The three founded WiSecure and set up shop…

Cyber Security - Join the Dots

Event • 29 Apr 2020 at 5:00pm

Join the Dots Virtually - Cyber Security

Join like-minded creative business people, innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs to stay informed and connected. For April's Join the Dots event, I2N will flip the physical dynamic as we dive into…

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Latest news

VC Alex Zelinsky talking to media on the Honeysuckle campus development site

News • 21 Feb 2020

Work to start on the University of Newcastle’s new home for innovation and creative endeavour

Taylor Martin MLC has today joined University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky, AO, to announce construction is set to begin on the first building within the University’s Honeysuckle City Campus.

News • 21 Jan 2020

Support for business owners impacted by bushfires

Small business owners whose business premises have been impacted by bushfires can access temporary coworking deskspace operated by several NSW universities, including the University of Newcastle's I2N Hubs at Newcastle City, Williamtown and Muswellbrook.

Hone

News • 13 Dec 2019

Hone takes research to the real world

A platform that helps farmers test the chemical properties of soil, crops and grain samples in-field and developed by a team of University of Newcastle graduates has secured funding for commercialisation.

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