Australian Catholic University

ACU Collaborate Plus is a multidisciplinary innovation hub aimed at supporting and developing fledgling businesses and small-medium enterprises (SMEs) by offering:

  • Co-working opportunities

  • Business support- access to free business mentoring through state government programs

  • Events and networking - regular workshops to grow entrepreneurial network

  • Work integrated learning opportunities - students gaining work experience with resident businesses

Collaborate Plus is open to all students, staffs, alumni, startups and SMEs who are working on an innovative startup, project or business.


Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University innovation requires courageous minds to work together to solve real-world problems. The passionate people behind these initiatives are advancing economic and social wellbeing, developing sustainable environments, and creating a better future for all. Through innovation, we’re inspired to not only see the future in new ways, but to live it.

CenWest Innovate aims to support the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Central West NSW, to encourage interaction between small to medium-sized enterprises and the University, to support business innovation, and to encourage jobs growth in the region.

Supporting the start-up ecosystem and SME innovation across the Riverina. The AgriTech Incubator aims to spark innovation and economic development in the Riverina by offering incubator programs, providing co-working spaces, fostering greater participation of women in entrepreneurial activities, and supporting SMEs to overcome R&D challenges through access to University facilities and expertise.


Walan Mayinygu means strong for people in the Wiradjuri language. The Walan Mayinygu Indigenous Entrepreneurship Pop Up Hub Program is bringing business masterclasses, practical workshops and networking opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and businesses across New South Wales in 2017/18. Delivered by Charles Sturt University, the program features a series of events and activities that work as place-based generators of ideas, opportunities and momentum for the Indigenous Australian entrepreneurial sector. The roaming Pop Up Hubs overcome geographical isolation to provide powerful spaces for individuals and communities to generate their own business ideas.



CSIRO Lindfield Collaboration Hub is an innovation incubator. A dedicated space for start-ups and SMEs to develop unique, high-tech products and devices. Early stage and established companies can move to CSIRO’s Lindfield campus and access our facilities, science know-how, experience, business networks and commercialisation savvy. 


Macquarie University

The Macquarie University Incubator is a co-working and event space on campus available to students, staff members, researchers and the local community. We regularly host entrepreneur training courses and workshops, and we provide a supportive network for people or teams looking to turn their ideas into a viable venture. The BBIP has enabled us to kickstart our Go Program, which is a 10-week program focusing on a specific area of entrepreneurship each week, such as idea generation, customer discovery, and branding and marketing. It is open to everyone and is attended by a mix of students, staff and local SME’s. We encourage you to come and be part of the Innovation community.


Southern Cross University

Southern Cross Enterprise Lab


University of New England

The UNE SMART Region Incubator is located in Armidale (on campus) and in downtown Tamworth and provides a friendly, focused and connected space to support businesses with growth potential working within agricultural industries and regional economies. The BBIP has enabled the sharing of world class research with entrepreneurs who are able to turn research outcomes and ideas into action.


University of New South Wales

Techconnect is a unique incubator program for NSW SME businesses. We exist to help your business hack a path to rapid global expansion. The program provides subsidised R&D expertise, access to world-class facilities, free innovative training programs and an extensive global network to support your expansion.

As the largest supplier of STEM talent in the nation with over 5000 Academic staff, UNSW graduates more CEO's of ASX-listed companies and entrepreneurs than any other university in Australia. Over the last 12 months, Techconnect has delivered over 20 training programs, forums and networking events for hundreds of SMEs and innovators. We've provided subsidised research and support to over 30 businesses and generated more than five new jobs including;

  • launched the world's first crypto rewards program

  • helped a surveying company to gain access to a new market in agriculture

  • supported the development of lycopene skincare

  • accelerated the prototyping and development of virtual sales agents

  • improved satellite communications - live in orbit

Talk to our Experts in Residence about your new product or service development and we'll help you unlock the capabilities of Australia's Global University.

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University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle's (UoN) Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) provides the enabling infrastructure and programs needed to support and celebrate entrepreneurship, driving broader economic growth and creation of new businesses within the Hunter Region. Currently I2N provides this support to four innovation hubs located at Hunter St NewcastleWilliamtownMuswellbrook and Charlestown.


University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is a world leader in research and innovation with a strategic goal to facilitate the growth of the ideas economy and bridge the collaboration gap. We are establishing an Innovation and Knowledge Cluster to foster engagement with industry and community partners and to develop a culture of entrepreneurship. It includes:

  • A Knowledge Hub which brings business, industry and researchers under the one roof to collaborate on projects, with access to core facilities including prototyping and fabrication facilities. One project is establishing a unique manufacturing and training facility that provides cost effective solutions for Small Medium enterprises, academics, clinicians and larger pharma for early phase clinical trials in Australia.

  • Delivering programs on innovation and entrepreneurship, through two Massive Open Online Learning Courses (MOOCs) - “Design innovation” led through the School of Architecture, Design and Planning focuses on human design and prototype development; and ‘Design Strategy’ led through the Business School brings design thinking into the corporate strategy process. These provide quick access to the general community to build entrepreneurship skills and thinking.

  • NSW TechVouchers in partnership with Cicada Innovations – Australia’s largest long- term business Incubator for Deep Technology.

  • Connecting programs to build on existing incubator initiatives including Genesis, the University of Sydney School of Business’s cross faculty start up incubator program and INCUBATE -an award-winning start up accelerator and entrepreneur program.


University of Technology Sydney

The University of Technology Sydney actively engages with organisations of all sizes to develop practical and cutting-edge solutions that respond to your business needs. By collaborating with UTS, you gain access to a wide range of leading facilities and the skills, expertise and innovative capacity of our talented researchers. And our simple and open intellectual property (IP) policies are designed to ensure we’re easy to work with. Our Research Engagement team are available to help match you with the right research talent, resources and funding opportunities for your business. Part of the Boost program, UTS established The New South Wales Deep Green Biotech Hub (DGBH). The DGBH offers programs to support industry and entrepreneurs in developing new biotechnology-based businesses. Get in touch to learn how we can work with existing businesses, entrepreneurs and students to create new, sustainable biotech products, services and businesses.


University of Wollongong

Australia is strong in the production of research.  However, when it comes to our efficiency in converting research dollars into innovation and commercial success, we perform poorly due to low levels of collaboration between industry and research institutions. Over the last year, the University of Wollongong (UOW) has been experimenting with a new way of engaging with the local Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) community – called "Advantage SME".   Advantage SME is the University of Wollongong’s in-house industry matchmaker. We help businesses and researchers find their ideal partners and build beneficial relationships. We run events and provide flexible funding for collaborative research. A great example of a collaboration funded though Advantage SME is a collaboration between two SMEs (an algae farm and a chemical manufacturer) and UOW’s chemistry department to develop an innovative healing cream with global potential.


Western Sydney University

The Launch Pad is Western Sydney University’s Technology Business Incubator located at Werrington and Parramatta. The Launch Pad has developed a Smart Manufacturing Accelerator program which delivers events, training and projects to drive the uptake of digital technology and creating game-changing digital transformation projects for Western Sydney regions manufacturing sector. A Makerspace facility has been established with the Werrington Launch Pad which features a Digital facility; developing specialisations in VR, AR, Visualisation and gaming as well as equipment to allow businesses within the region to create and assemble new designs and prototypes