The University of Newcastle, Australia

Take research to the real world

Our programs help researchers at any stage.



I2N Hub Hunter Street and I2N Hub Williamtown. On request.

LaunchCamp is a two-day experience designed to help researchers take the first steps towards understanding the market for their research. Develops skills to facilitate customer discovery, discover how lean innovation can be used to chart pathways to impact, introduce teams to tools and the mindset required to start the process of ‘proof of problem’. After completion of LaunchCamp, participants can then consider ON Prime or even ON Accelerate to take an idea forward.

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ON Prime

New Space. May and September.

Purpose built for researcher teams, this free 8-week program provides the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the people who could benefit most from your research and sharpen skills to communicate with that audience. Across six full-day face-to-face sessions, expert facilitators and mentors support teams to build evidence for the impact of research. Time is carved out in the sessions for teams to work on a project and connect with potential beneficiaries, new partners or industry. In addition to the face-to-face sessions, teams find opportunities during the week to have conversations with potential customers to gain insights from people outside the program.

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ON Accelerate

Australia-wide. February.

ON Accelerate is a structured full-time 12-week Accelerator for research teams to validate and develop high potential innovative ventures. Through ON Accelerate we work with you to shorten your path to impact, by focusing on your business model, market validation, capital raising and storytelling. During this program, researchers are provided with frameworks and coaching from world-class mentors and facilitators to develop and test the most suitable commercial model to achieve impact. Teams are also given intensive coaching around effective storytelling, networking, business planning and pitching. ON Accelerate concludes in a public 'Demo Night' where each team has the opportunity to showcase their ideas to industry and stakeholders – including multinational corporations, large Australian enterprises, SMEs, government, investors and universities.

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I2N Incubator

I2N Hub Hunter Street & I2N Hub Williamtown. Ongoing.

Cowork from I2N Hubs at no cost (I2N Accelerator or ON Accelerate teams), or for a fee (general public) and receive access expertise, promotion, University and global connections, team and individual development support and a great community of founders.

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Co-working spaces

New spaces ignite ideas

Ready to take your startup to the next level? I2N offers two modern University co-working spaces at Hunter St, Newcastle and Williamtown for entrepreneurs, technology experts, inventors and researchers.

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