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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 our 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

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Upcoming Innovation Ecosystem Events

May 29
Newcastle – Sell Your Business with Certainty!
Kahibah Sports Club - 63 Kenibea Avenue, Kahibah, NSW 2290
Jun 04
Start House Pitch Night – Newcastle
Newcastle Museum - 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300
Jun 05
I2N Immersive – Startup Financials with Steph Hinds (Growthwise)
I2N Hub Hunter Street - 376 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300
Jun 06
How to build a unique and positive company culture
Level 1/63 Ridley St - 63 Ridley Street, Charlestown, NSW 2290
Jun 12
I2N Immersive – IP & Trademarks with Jacqui Barrett (Hall & Wilcox)
I2N Hub Hunter Street - 376 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300
Jun 13
Optimising Cashflow
I2N Hub Williamtown - Building E, Unit 2.03 1 Technology Place, Williamtown, NSW 2318
Jun 13
Mentoring for Founders – Port Stephens
Spark Cowork - Shop 2/ 270 Sandy Point Rd, Salamander Bay, NSW 2317

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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.