CBR Innovation Network

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We love the CBR Innovation Network. The team at the CBR Innovation Network invest in and encourage innovation in Canberra. Their office is also conveniently located near ours!

Are you starting a new business or have a great idea?

The CBR Innovation Network works on programs such as Inspiring Australia, Entry29, GRIFFIN Accelerator and KILN Incubator.

CBR Innovation Network’s vision is exciting, with a brilliant outlook for Canberra’s future. It is ‘to ensure that Canberra is recognised globally as a “clever, connected and creative city” fuelled by excellence in research, innovation and entrepreneurship, delivering a diversified economy, social impact, a vibrant creative sector and wealth creation.’

Upcoming Events

On Friday, April 22nd, Head of Data Driven Technologies and Advanced Analytics at Airbus Ronny Fehling is presenting in Canberra.

This presentation is a wonderful opportunity to connect with Ronny to discover and learn about best practices from one of the leading authorities in the world on data driven technologies and advanced analytics.

The FREE presentation followed with a Q&A session will be held at the CBR Innovation Network at 1 Moore Street from 11.30am to 1pm. Lunch will be provided.

To secure your place, register here.

Innovation Connect Proof of Technology grant

The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect Proof of Technology grant is now open for 2016 applications. The Innovation Connect Grant provides $5 – $50,000 to successful applicant businesses for prototype development.

To be eligible for an Innovation Connect grant your business must have:

  • an annual turnover of less than $2 million;
  • operations based in Canberra; and
  • an Australian Business Number (ABN).

To apply, your business will need to submit an expression of interest by recording a 90 second video pitch and submitting a business model canvas by May 3rd. From there, your expression of interest will be considered by the Innovation Connect Assessment Panel.

If your expression of interest is successful, you will continue on to a formal application by June 3rd and face to face pitch to the Innovation Connect Assessment Panel by June 14th.

Before you apply, you should read the Innovation Connect FAQs and Guidelines for applicants.