The University of Newcastle’s Hunter Cleantech Accelerator has been awarded $438,375 in funding through the NSW government’s Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund.
The accelerator is operated through the university’s Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) and is “designed to build the capability and competitiveness of tech-enabled entrepreneurs” in the region, according to a statement from University of Newcastle on Thursday.
It operates across clean energy, clean water, recycling and waste, supply chain, built environment, air quality and transportation sectors.
“Our region has already shown that it can lead the state in clean technology with projects like our Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy program, the Decarbonisation Innovation Hub and Port of Newcastle’s Clean Energy Precinct,” said Professor Alex Zelinsky, the university’s Vice-Chancellor
“We have the innovation capabilities and the industry relationships and now this NSW Government investment will allow us to provide a tailored program for grassroots clean technology innovators and entrepreneurs in the Hunter. I am excited to see what comes from this program.
Picture: I2N’s Innovation Common area (credit University of Newcastle)