The mission of Eighteen04 Inc. is to support early stage startups seeking to transform our energy economy, environment and build smart and sustainable cities. Smart cities is about enabling data to inform, guide and revitalise the way urban systems add to human development and includes energy, transport, health, access to markets, public services, and governance.

Our emphasis is on scalable product-based enterprises targeting global markets. Software and hardware startups are welcome as the space provides affordable office, collaboration, event and workshop facilities. Our dedicated team and resident cohort facilitates access to networks and creates a focal point for local action with strong linkages to the startup scene in Sydney and Internationally. The year 1804 saw Newcastle founded as a key economic port and a tough northern satellite to Sydney.

Back then its roots were in energy and resources and its grip on the coast made it a gateway to the global economy. Newcastle’s come a long way since then. Eighteen04 is a curated collaborative working space for technology startups in Newcastle and builds on regional strengths to launch scalable technology startups into a global market.


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