What is an Incubator?

A business incubator gives support to startups with innovative business ideas by providing the resources a new business needs to succeed. Be it work space, expertise in the form of experience or research, data or information on funding opportunities, the UNE SMART Region Incubator is equipped to assist with the development of businesses in our region.

Safe to Fail + Safe to Grow

The UNE SMART Region Incubator is built on the understanding that success for our region comes from collaboration and shared resources, which is why we’re not only home to our startups or Founders, we also have great relationships with our Mentors and Innovation Partners to be sure we’re working together to continue growing agribusiness and agetch in our region.

We’re supported by the Department of Industry’s Boosting Business Innovation Program, developed to accelerate innovation in NSW by supporting greater collaboration between research organisations like University of New England and their business communities.

Come with Ideas, Come with Skill

With spaces in Tamworth and Armidale and connections across the state, the UNE SMART Region Incubator is the place to jump into the work of building the next generation of smarter AgTech.

Grow in business, Grow in Life

We’re bringing together remarkable data collected with cutting edge technology, internationally-renowned researchers and our business communities, with a common goal to cultivate a thriving regional economy.


Taking care of the Region, for the next Generation.

We’ve created a space to work hard, build smart, fail well and pivot fast.
Join us in the UNE SMART Region Incubator.

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Connect to an Ecosystem of Opportunity