JCU Connect Innovation Resources

Innovation Resources

There are several incubators and accelerators in the innovation network that can assist your project or idea in reaching its potential. Below are some incubators and accelerators that you can explore to find out if and how a connection with them can propel your project.

Innovation is a key priority for both Federal and State Government with significant investment being directed towards support for entrepreneurial programs, innovation activities and events, and regional hubs.

National Government Innovation Strategies

Global Innovation Community

SLUSH

SLUSH is a student-driven, not-for-profit organisation that holds innovation-focused events all over the world.

University Industry Innovation Network

UIIN is a dynamic network committed to driving innovation and entrepreneurship through university-industry interaction.

National Innovation Accelerators and Incubators

CyRise

CyRise is a venture accelerator focused on supercharging the growth of early-stage cybersecurity startups.

EnergyLab

EnergyLab’s Acceleration Program was the first in Australia to focus on energy startups and is now one of Australia’s largest acceleration programs of any kind.

The Melt Accelerator

The Melt Accelerator is everything startups need to build great hardware products whilst ensuring the business model is sound, sustainable and successful.

SparkLabs Cultiv8

SparkLabs Cultiv8 identifies and nurtures new businesses with big ideas designed to digitise agriculture and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Further Reading

Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner’s essay “The Rise of Innovation Districts” provides an insightful and informative take on how innovation has developed into creating whole communities around the concept and pursuit of innovation.