The iAccelerate Innovation Network represents a diverse group of business accelerators and incubators enhancing regional, national and international collaboration to promote and support entrepreneurs and their startups. 

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)’s Innovation Centre ‘nandin’ is a hub focused on deep tech initiatives empowering cutting-edge and disruptive technologies. nandin is a place where imaginative and inventive minds come together to challenge, design, create and innovate.  

What drives nandin is helping entrepreneurs apply science, technology, research and innovation to create solutions that solve the unmet challenges and problems in our world. nandin delivers this by engaging industry, delivering learning programs, prototyping, collaborating and mentoring, as well as providing facilities such as lab suites, offices, and design workspaces. 

The reciprocal arrangement between nandin and iAccelerate includes introductions to help entrepreneurs access new markets, expertise, and capital. Along with the opportunity for the exploration of further collaboration opportunities. 

“iAccelerate is committed to ensuring all entrepreneurs are provided with meaningful global pathways to facilitate collaboration, investment and market entry. We are thrilled nandin is joining the iAccelerate Innovation Network, so together we can create opportunities for research, industry and government to work together to solve real-world problems” said Omar Khalifa, CEO iAccelerate. 


“Together with nandin, we look forward to strengthening innovation ties in our national and international network to bring deep tech ideas to life”, he added.  

Collaboration between partners in the network includes sharing case studies, best practices and expertise to overcome challenges or create new opportunities. Partners can also choose to engage in further collaboration or provide market access opportunities for their startups across the entire network. 

Our collaboration with iAccelerate extends nandin’s global reach and connects us to like-minded innovation centres both within Australia and across the world. Collaboration and partnerships are at the core of ANSTO’s research and innovation mission, and are crucial in our efforts to overcome the world’s biggest challenges, deliver inspired solutions and ultimately create jobs for the benefit of society and the economy” said  Dr Tim Boyle, Director Innovation and Commercialisation, ANSTO.  

nandin is the eighth Australian member to join the iAccelerate Innovation Network together with national members Bega Valley Innovation Hub in Bega; Yarpa, NSW Indigenous Business and Employment Hub; HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program; Collab Highlands / The Mill in Bowral; Upstairs in Bathurst; Grounded Space in Parramatta; and Desert Knowledge Australia in Alice Springs.  

In addition, the iAccelerate Innovation Network includes the following international members:  Berlin International University of Applied Sciences in Berlin; Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) at Lingnan University in Hong Kong; MIT Enterprise Forum CEE in Warsaw; Global Venture Alliance in Moscow and San Francisco; Startup Lisboa in Portugal; Da Nang Entrepreneurship Support in Vietnam; Hatch in Sri Lanka; the National Science and Technology Park in Pakistan; and the University of East London’s Knowledge Dock Business Centre in the UK.  



To better support innovation and startups, iAccelerate is committed to growing the innovation ecosystem – in our region, across the nation and globally. The iAccelerate Innovation Network, brings together entrepreneurship hubs from around Australia and worldwide to forge powerful long-term collaboration opportunities. By sharing resources – education materials, industry expertise, speakers, mentors, investors, and more – we will drive innovation and ensure that more entrepreneurs and startups succeed. 


nandin (meaning look ahead in the local Dharawal language) is ANSTO’s Innovation Centre where imagination and invention come together to bring deep-tech ideas to life. nandin is a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, students and industries, developing ingenious solutions to solve unmet challenges in our world. nandin is a member of the Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) an organisation with 31 members spanning 24 countries and five continents, to increase cross-industry collaboration and co-creation. 


Note to media: Please contact us for any interview opportunities. iAccelerate’s address is iAccelerate Centre (Building 239), Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia. 

Media contact: Chris Petersilge, [email protected]

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