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About us

We’re a community of innovators and entrepreneurs

developing a thriving environment in the ACT!

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The CBR Innovation Network (CBRIN) supports and promotes innovation in Canberra… then we get out of the way and let it happen!

CBR Innovation Network (CBRIN) supports and promotes innovation in Canberra. CBRIN is uniquely placed to be at the forefront of innovation in Australia, given Canberra’s high concentration of world class education and research institutions, both Territory and Federal Government infrastructure and capable populace. CBRIN is an ACT Territory Government initiative, six world class education and research institutions collaborate as Foundation Members of CBRIN: ANU, UC, UNSW Canberra, Data61, CIT and CSIRO. The mutually beneficial partnership of prominent organisations through CBRIN has seen connections and innovation support become available to entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups, students and established businesses, throughout the Canberra and the ACT.

Working with Government

We’re not a government department, though we enjoy a ready and fantastic relationship with both State and Federal Government. We are actually an open collaboration of innovators, dedicated to developing a thriving and diverse innovation ecosystem within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). We work with government as we take a central role in growing and promoting innovation in the ACT, providing practical insights to policy development at a Territory and Federal level, and building individual and corporate capability. The ACT Government has played a crucial part in the establishment of the network, and continues to provide on-going base-financial and other support.

CBR Innovation Network is honoured to be on the ancestral lands of the Ngunnawal people, we acknowledge the First Australians as the traditional custodians of the continent, whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay respect to the elders of the community and extend our recognition to their descendants.

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Foundation Members

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

The innovation community that we represent and support include:

  • World-class researchers
  • Entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • Innovation companies of all sizes
  • Service providers
  • Accelerator programs
  • Investors and venture capital
  • Co-working spaces
  • The ACT and Australian Federal Government