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.

71 businesses accelerated and incubated
$6M in funding raised
21 mentors
7000 community of entrepreneurs

Let's make big things happen

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

Idea Spark Workshop

Event • 10 Aug 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Idea Spark Workshop: Design Thinking

This Design Thinking Workshop will provide you with a framework to develop ideas for solutions that you can submit into the new Idea Spark Competition stage of the Grand Challenge.

Build an all-star team

Event • 31 Aug 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: Build an All-Star Team

Take advantage of this professional development opportunity where you will learn new skills, meet new people, and get a competitive edge - not just for the Grand Challenge but for your employability prospects too!

Phoebe Breckell

Event • 2 Sep 2020 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Phoebe Breckell (Happy Skincare)

Join us for Startup Stories and learn how Phoebe and her team are innovating skin care with some of Australia’s most powerful and effective ingredients.

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Latest news

MGA Thermal team

News • 7 Aug 2020

Materials scientist and founder shares his story of driving renewable energy uptake

Professor Erich Kisi shares his innovation journey as co-founder of renewable energy storage company MGA Thermal at I2N's Startup Stories

Josh Jeffress

News • 3 Jul 2020

Industrial designer and entrepreneur shares his story helping founders execute their ideas

Josh Jeffress shares his founder journey building Design Anthology at I2N's Startup Stories

Design Nuts

News • 16 Jun 2020

Edtech founder shares her story of empowering teachers and students

Kylie Burrett shares her startup journey as co-founder of edtech company Design Nuts at I2N's Startup Stories

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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.