iAccelerate

The region’s first purpose-built business incubator and accelerator stands proud as a landmark on the corner of Innovation Way, Innovation Campus. The 4,000 square metre facility was opened in 2016 and features ‘plug and go’ expandable space allowing companies to accelerate and expand at a phenomenal pace. It is an architectural marvel featuring many local building products and was designed to pay homage to the history of the Illawarra region.

A place like no other, iAccelerate supports and empower startups, scaleups and intrapreneurs to shape bold new paths to sustainable growth within a thriving community of likeminded entrepreneurs with vision, purpose and passion.

iAccelerate is dedicated to helping build and scale sustainable businesses that have a positive impact in our region, our nation and the world. By seeking out entrepreneurs that harness technology to enable services and products that can be scaled and applied globally, iAccelerate is helping people and the planet thrive.

The iAccelerate’s suite of programs is designed to assist businesses grow and scale through a robust educational programme, formalised business acceleration and mentoring. It paves the way for the Innovation Campus to continue to drive growth of the regional innovation ecosystem which will have impacts in the region and beyond.

Hear more about the iAccelerate Centre and its program from their enthusiastic team.

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PRODUCTION OF 3D PRINTED MEDICAL FACE SHIELDS RAMPS UP

The University of Wollongong-led team producing 3D-printed medical face shields for health workers is calling on community-based makers to register their interest in helping 3D print the face shields should future demand exceed current manufacturing capacity.

Several teams from across the University have pooled their 3D printing capabilities to produce the face shields, which can help protect health workers from COVID-19.

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