University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle is continuing its long-term strategic commitment to the growth and development of the Hunter region. The university is expanding its ability to foster regional small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups and create innovation clusters across NSW as part of an Integrated Innovation Networks (I2N).
Under the Program, the university is:
- operating Three76 Innovation Hub, a co working space located in the Newcastle CBD
that supports entrepreneurial activities of UON students, staff, researchers, graduates and the wider community by providing access to the University’s research and engagement with industry
- establishing a Defence Innovation Hub located at Williamtown Aerospace Centre which builds on the University’s acknowledged strengths in cyberspace, control systems, autonomous vehicles, simulation modelling and propulsion and energy storage; and engagement with industries servicing the defence sector both nationally and locally
- supporting the Upper Hunter Innovation Hub a co-location of office, teaching and lab spaces in Muswellbrook aimed at supporting the diversification goals of the Upper Hunter and its potential to transition into an innovation intensive region. The Hub is helping to foster an innovation framework that adds capacity for existing industries and becomes an enabler for new business and emerging industries
- supporting the Dantia Smart Hub (DASH) via a suite of entrepreneurial programs at the Charlestown co-working space, such as the I2N Incubator, which facilitates scaling-up opportunities for local businesses to drive emerging economic activity in the region.
NSW TechVouchers is a program adopted by the University of Newcastle, where businesses can partner with the university to access research, expertise, facilities and equipment.