The University of Newcastle, Australia

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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.


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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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.

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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.

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News • 11 Dec 2019

School forums presentations

Incase you didn't know, NI Business Development Managers (BDMs) are available to present to your school or research group.

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News • 10 Dec 2019

UON Research Improving Safety and Efficacy of Air Traffic Control

Air Traffic Control is a critical function of civilian and domestic aviation. The safety of personnel in the aircraft and on base relies upon the Air Traffic Controllers’ (ATCs) ability to manage multiple, high-attention tasks like the identification of unusual or suspicious behaviour in local and incoming air traffic.

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News • 10 Dec 2019

NI hold successful industry events

NI have held two hugely successful industry networking events in the last few months; one at Ourimbah Campus on 24 October attracting more than 60 guests (half of those from Central Coast industries) and on 20 November the NI End-of-Year Event attracted over 90 registrations including 60 from local industry.

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News • 29 Nov 2019

August Medical Research Commercialistaion Fund meeting update

NI's Health Business Development Mangager, Dr David Fox, attended the August Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) meeting in Wellington, NZ.

Four fighter jets flying above a canyon

News • 29 Nov 2019

Hunter defence task force launched

In December 2018, Hunter Defence launched the Hunter Defence Task Force to promote the Hunter's defence industry capability and represent existing and potential participants in the defence industry.



Event • 6 Apr 2020 at 9:00am


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…