Innovate

Supporting the start-up ecosystem and SME innovation across the Riverina

The AgriTech Incubator aims to spark innovation and economic development in the Riverina by offering incubator programs, providing co-working spaces, fostering greater participation of women in entrepreneurial activities, and supporting SMEs to overcome R&D challenges through access to University facilities and expertise.

Our purpose

The mission of the AgriTech Incubator is to support the development of the start-up ecosystem and SME business innovation in the wider Riverina NSW by:

  • Supporting human capacity and infrastructure development
  • Supporting other regional development, government and business agencies working towards similar goals
  • Collaborating with local businesses actively supporting start-ups and SMEs.

The AgriTech Incubator will achieve these goals through:

  • Tailored incubator programs
  • Providing co-working spaces in a dedicated Incubator Hub on CSU's Wagga Wagga Campus
  • Offering specialised programs supporting women and girls into tech and entrepreneurial activities
  • Providing TechVouchers to support small businesses solve R&D challenges.

How to get involved

If you would like to participate in one of our Incubation or 'Get into Tech' programs, rent a co-working space or learn more about TechVouchers, contact us at agritechincubator@csu.edu.au

Co-working

Our newly refurbished space in the centre of the Wagga Wagga Campus offers excellent co-working facilities for new and nascent companies.

TechVouchers

AgriTech Incubator TechVouchers give you access to CSU's tech capabilities and provide match funding of up to $15,000. These require a 1:1 funding co-commitment from businesses.

For example, if a business invests $10,000 they would receive $20,000 worth of research support in return.

To apply, visit industry.nsw.gov.au, fill in the TechVoucher application form and select CSU as your preferred delivery partner.

AgriTech Incubator Cohort 2

Applications are now open for the AgriTech Incubator Cohort 2.

The AgriTech Incubator program is a mix of face-to-face, online and guided self-learning, to grow your idea or business into a reality.

Applications close 15 December 2017 at 5.00pm AEDT

Limited spaces available

Individuals and Teams welcome

 

Our partners

NSW Department of Industry

Our team

John Mawson

John Mawson

Project Lead

John is Professor of Food Engineering at CSU and divides his time between his teaching and research activities and helping to lead the Faculty of Science's strategic engagement with the agrifood sector. John graduated from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) and PhD in Biotechnology and initially worked as Chief Chemist for the NZ Distillery Co Ltd, managing fermentation and quality operations.

Siobhain Howard

Siobhain Howard

Project Officer

Siobhain is an employee of CSU, based on the Wagga Wagga Campus. Siobhain is responsible for the project management of the AgriTech Incubator Hub and its initiatives, and is required to plan, schedule and coordinate the project within agreed timeframes, scope and quality. Siobhain is also responsible for managing relationships with program delivery partners and other partners and sponsors.

Working Spaces HQ

Working Spaces HQ

 

All about fostering entrepreneurship and economic development in the Wagga Wagga region through the provision of a co-working space.

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