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Welcome to Hunter iF

The Hunter region has a rich history of innovation and ingenuity, of reinvention and resilience, of gritty creativity and industry. With major infrastructure developments underway and an accelerating innovation scene, the Hunter region is fast being recognised as a centre for innovation in Australia.

Built on the back of at least a decade of activity, Hunter iF’s mission is to harness the Hunter region’s immense potential to help create a more innovative future and establish the region as an internationally recognised thriving centre of innovation that has successfully transitioned into a knowledge-based economy.

For more information download the iF Report or the Hunter iF Brochure.

Hunter iF’s Role in the Innovation Ecosystem

Hunter iF Limited is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It is a support organisation that encourages and facilitates investment, jobs and growth in the Hunter as the region undergoes significant change. It does this by providing a hub for innovation through a comprehensive, connected and cohesive package of services, programs and opportunities. Hunter iF helps accelerate innovative ideas and businesses to successful outcomes.

Hunter iF is an independent connector for innovation and new business development in the Hunter. The organisation is a conduit to support services and programs that aim to help new and innovative businesses on their pathway to success at different stages of their innovation journey. Hunter iF is a single point of contact and connection for the innovation ecosystem in the Hunter. Hunter iF is connecting innovation to opportunity.

Whether you are a startup or a scaleup seeking support, an investor looking for new investments or you are working in government to support new and innovative businesses, Hunter iF can connect you to the opportunities that are aligned with your objectives.

Explore the Innovation Ecosystem

Use the tiles below to explore innovation in the Hunter and connect with the support and opportunities available.

Upcoming Innovation Ecosystem Events

Dec 11
Developer Trivia
The Happy Wombat - 575 Hunter Street, Newcastle West, NSW 2302
Dec 12
Start House Unearth Event – Upper Hunter
TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre (CLC) - Scone - 26-28 Main Street, Scone, NSW 2337
Dec 14
Initiate 48 (Dec 2019) – University of Newcastle
NeW Space, The University of Newcastle - Hunter St & Auckland St, Newcastle, NSW 2300
Jan 28
Startup Business Power Hour
CJ's on Glebe - 62 Glebe Road, The Junction, NSW 2291
Feb 27
Collaborate to Innovate
NIER Block A, Conference Room - 70 Vale St, Shortland NSW 2307 Vale Street, Shortland, NSW 2307

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Hunter iF is a connector and enabler throughout the innovation ecosystem, connecting innovators to what they need, and connecting the innovation ecosystem. Hunter iF is a champion for innovation in the region and with your support it can grow the scale of impact and drive strategy and development for innovation throughout the region.

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Innovation Ecosystem News

Remain competitive and up to date by reading the latest innovation news and developments in business relevant to the innovation ecosystem in the Hunter region. Find out what’s new including information on startups and scaleups in the Hunter as well as what support is available for new and innovative businesses based in the region.