The University of Newcastle, Australia

News and events

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

Claire Quigley squiz

News • 12 Jun 2020

Newcastle businesses looking to improve their impact

Practical approaches and tools shared to help new and established businesses create new value for customers and extend their core business

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.

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.

Image of a man presenting a seminar in front of a crowd of people

News • 11 Dec 2019

Defence SME Training Seminar Series with Hunter Defence

Hunter Defence in collaboration with a number of it key affiliate organisations including The University of Newcastle, has launched a Defence Ready Seminar Series.

An auditorium full of people with a presentation being shown

News • 11 Dec 2019

AGL briefing brings over 250 Industry Attendees to Campus

On Friday 29 November AGL presented an Industry Briefing Session on the construction of the proposed Newcastle Power Station to local business at The University of Newcastle's Callaghan Campus.

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.

Grand Challenge AMA NBN

Event • 2 Sep 2020 from 10:00am - 11:00am

Grand Challenge: Ask Me Anything with Nothing But Nets

At this Ask Me Anything you'll have the opportunity to pick the brains of people at the forefront of mosquito interventions to help you develop and refine a potential solution for submission to the Grand Challenge.

Build an all star team

Event • 7 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: Create Real-World Value

Having a great idea is one thing, but do you know if your solution is really providing the biggest value to end-users, beneficiaries, or customers so it can have the greatest impact?

2019 winners

Event • 9 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Grand Challenge: Ask Me Anything with 2019 Grand Challenge Winners

At this Ask Me Anything you'll have the opportunity to pick the brains of some of the teams that successfully secured funding in the 2019 Grand Challenge to help you develop and refine a potential solution for submission to the Grand Challenge.

Sustainable impact

Event • 14 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: Create Sustainable Impact

Take advantage of this professional development opportunity where you will learn how to utilise the 'lean startup' process and why the Business Model Canvas or the Mission Model Canvas is key to sustainable impact.

Ask me anything with Dr Cameron Webb

Event • 17 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Grand Challenge: Ask Me Anything with Dr Cameron Webb (NSW Health)

At this Ask Me Anything you'll have the opportunity to pick the brains of people at the forefront of mosquito interventions to help you develop and refine a potential solution for submission to the Grand Challenge.

Pitching workshop

Event • 19 Oct 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: How to Pitch an Idea

At this workshop you'll learn the three elements of communication, how to build a compelling pitch and how to overcome nerves.