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Entrepreneurs to Pitch their Startup to Investors

The four innovative entrepreneurial startup companies who have been chosen to participate in the GRIFFIN Accelerator this year are set to pitch to investors at a joint event with Capital Angels on the 13th September 2017. They hope to raise funds to enable them to expand their efforts to take their innovations to the world…

Innovation Community Survey

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! The CBR Innovation Network will be holding a Collaborative Innovation Session to help shape and enhance the innovation ecosystem over the next 3-5 years. To be a part of this session take our 2-minute survey to help us identify themes and we will be in touch with more information. Session…

CBR Innovation Network appoints new CEO

  The Board of CBR Innovation Network is delighted to announce the appointment of Petr Adámek as the Innovation Network’s new CEO effective 19 April 2017. Petr Adámek came to Canberra in 2014 and to date has been the General Manager for KILN Incubator in addition to being the Director of Programs and more recently…

Innovation is absolutely everywhere, even in your morning brew.

We sat down with Hugh Kelly from ONA Coffee moments before being titled the Australian Barista Champion for the second year in a row.   Looking around here at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo, there are so many new ideas and innovations in the coffee industry, how is that important to what you do day…

Women in Innovation & STEM

The CBR Innovation Network is highlighting the hard work and accomplishments that our Canberra women do within the innovation space. We interviewed incredible women about innovation and what drives them to make a difference in their industries everyday. Are you passionate about innovation or know of someone who should be featured? We would love to…

Multinationals join forces with CBR Innovation Network to accelerate innovation in Canberra

Dr Sarah Pearson, CEO of the CBR Innovation Network has announced an exciting partnership between the CBR Innovation Network and King & Wood Mallesons, PwC and Optus. The partnership is based on a common vision to grow new industry and jobs by connecting innovative businesses, researchers and entrepreneurs; to promote their success and to accelerate…

Startup Essentials

Every startup and entrepreneur is different, but among the hundreds GRIFFIN Accelerator’s CEO, Craig Davis, meets every year, he sees a few common and easily avoided mistakes. In the Startup Essentials talk, Craig will take you through some of the key steps all entrepreneurs should take to maximise their chances of getting their innovation to…

Agtech start-up, The Healthy Grain successfully completes $8M capital raising round

Agtech start-up The Healthy Grain has successfully completed an $8 million capital raising round, with the full amount invested by Teijin Limited, a Japanese listed group operating a wide range of advanced technology businesses. The Healthy Grain was founded in 2014 by CSIRO and Australian Capital Ventures Limited (ACVL) to commercialise a portfolio of non-genetically…

Canberra to receive federal funding for women in STEM and entrepreneurship programme

The Minister of Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt MP announced today that he has awarded a Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Grant of $240,000. This programme will be led out of the CBR Innovation Network who is one of twenty-four grant recipients nationwide. The funding will go towards creating an out of school 10-week…

CBR Innovation Network excited to host the US Ambassador to Australia, John Berry, and to showcase Canberra’s innovation ecosystem.

John Berry, American Ambassador to Australia, visited the CBR Innovation Network on Friday, the 12th of August, 2016, and explored the myriad of innovation and entrepreneurship arising from the space. Ambassador Berry also visited the Griffin Accelerator and the Entry 29 co-working space, both of which are collocated with the CBR Innovation Network, on the…