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.
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 email@example.com
Our newly refurbished space in the centre of the Wagga Wagga Campus offers excellent co-working facilities for new and nascent companies.
If requiring a hot desk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your booking. For payment, please see the Charles Sturt University Cashier (building 13) and quote code "E286" for payment.
($20 per person, per day or part thereof).
The AgriTech Incubator space is also available for bookings for events.
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.
What people are saying
The AgriTech incubator was a great experience for our team, the knowledge and skills we developed over such a short period was a huge benefit and carving out time each week to work on our idea really helped us make progress.
Daniel Winson, Founder of Agrinet
Through the incubator process we've been able to progress Kelpie from just a 'what if' into a fleshed out plan for a business. The Incubator Program has given us the momentum and speed to progress beyond two mates discussing an idea to something tangible and achievable.
Tim Klapdor & Ben Atkinson, Founders of Kelpie App
The CSU AgriTech Incubator provided an opportunity to meet with other entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business ventures. By the end of the eight weeks, I was not only ready to present my pitch, but put the initial phase of my business plan into action.
Jenny Rolfe-Wallace, Founder of #Sprout_Ed
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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 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.
All about fostering entrepreneurship and economic development in the Wagga Wagga region through the provision of a co-working space.
AgriTech Incubator Bookings
For bookings for events, please submit a booking request for hire of the venue using the form below. For further information, please contact email@example.com.
- Printable Booking Form [PDF]
- Indemnity Form - for external hirers [PDF]
- Catering Information
- Directions to AgriTech Incubator, Building 6, Carpark 11 [PDF]