Who can apply?
Who can apply to the Bega Valley Innovation Hub?
The Bega Valley Innovation Hub is part of the iAccelerate Innovation Network and is not your average business accelerator. We help with more more than simply getting you off the ground – we set you up with the skills and know-how to build and grow your business exponentially into the future.
Anyone with a brilliant idea
Our programs are open to anyone with a brilliant idea they’re keen to pursue.
Our participants are startups, small to medium enterprises and large organisations looking to innovate. We’re also home to government bodies ready to do things differently and social enterprises with a higher purpose for humanity.
“iAccelerate helped transform an 80-year-old incumbent manufacturer of commercial plumbing products to think and act like a startup, resulting in a more agile, innovative and sustainable business.
Jason Hinds, Research and Development Manager, Enware
New intakes start with a written application then a pitch to our selection panel. Those who make the cut move to our trailblazing Educate program. Meeting the assessment criteria moves businesses into the seed funding, incubation and opportunities for further funding. The final step is graduation into the local economy as a well-prepared and sustainable business.
Where ideas flow, transform and gather momentum
Because the Bega Valley Innovation Hub is part of the iAccelerate Innovation Network we are part of a world-class, research intensive university, many of our existing participants and long residents are academics seeking to commercialise their research for the greater good.
We also leverage our close connection with teaching and learning to host students from UOW and across the globe, embedding future-focused skills in entrepreneurship and innovation in the next generation.
Diversity is what we’re all about
We believe that the sum of all these parts adds up to an energetic environment where ideas flow, transform and gather momentum.
Here, doors to valuable partnerships open every day.
It’s the ideal place to take your business into a whole new stratosphere. Apply now and watch your business potential unfold.
Get in contact
Get in touch with us and discover how we can transform your business together.