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

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Event • 1 Jun 2020

Creating Value in Uncertainty

Creating Value in Uncertainty is a three-part video series that provides practical approaches and tools to help new and established business owners and managers explore, evaluate and execute opportunities that…

Kylie Burrett

Event • 3 Jun 2020 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Kylie Burrett (Design Nuts)

Kylie Burrett believes most people are capable of drawing in the same way most people are capable of reading. She and her husband, Glenn Lawrence, have spent years working with…

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Latest news

Professor Alex Zelinsky

News • 7 May 2020

Vice-Chancellor shares insights into building a global tech company

Professor Alex Zelinksy AO shares his innovation journey as co-founder of tech company Seeing Machines at I2N's Startup Stories.

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.

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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.