The Sydney Innovation Hub was established in 2016 to provide a facility for University of Sydney students, staff and alumni to create and innovate with industry, community and each other.
Our aim is to help students, staff and alumni transform their ideas into high potential start-up businesses. The Hub provides an approachable, collaborative and supportive environment for early stage start-ups.
Start-ups gain access to:
We offers a range of opportunities to those who have an interest in start-ups and innovation – whether you want to attend a panel event, enter an innovation competition, prototype a product or launch a start-up.
HATCHLab is an incubator program that provides a supportive environment for early-stage start-ups to hatch and grow, for up to 12 months. The first 12 months is a critical time for every start-up and having expert help, resources and support can maximise your chances of success. Starting a business is challenging, however, working alongside other early-stage start-ups can help you stay creative and focused.
An essential part of the HATCHLab program are the Expert Helpdesks. Startup teams admitted to the program can book 45 minute sessions to receive one-on-one expert guidance in the following areas:
Express your interest in an upcoming HATCHLab program.
Insights into Start-ups is a series of panel events hosted by the Sydney Innovation Hub that seeks to educate students about the opportunities provided by start-ups and the intracaies of running or working for one.
The Sydney Innovation Hub offers one-day workshops to give University of Sydney students real insights into how start-ups generate ideas and turn them into innovative products and solutions. The workshop is conducted for current students from a range of different backgrounds. You do not require any start-up ideas or entrepreneurial background to attend.
What will you learn?
The term ‘start-up’ gets thrown around so often, but does anyone really know what it means? All businesses start somewhere – so what actually makes a ‘start-up’ special and how is it different to a traditional business?