The North Sydney Innovation Network promotes and enhances the contribution of innovation-related businesses, particularly new startups and fast-growth businesses, to the economy and society of the North Sydney region.

We connect startups, established businesses, VCs/investors, government agencies, NFPs, and education institutes. NSIN supports events, an online community, policy and advocacy initiatives and the development of a major innovation precinct for the north.

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The Terms of Reference (also known as our vision) for the operation of the North Sydney Innovation Network are:

    1. To promote the North Sydney region as a hub for startups and innovation-driven businesses.
    2. To create a collaborative network of businesses, educational/research institutions and shared workspace providers involved in the innovation sector, operating on the North Shore of Sydney.
    3. To provide and promote opportunities to increase knowledge and ideas among stakeholders in the innovation sector of North Sydney.
    4. To promote the learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, together with art (STE(A)M) subjects among students (predominantly primary and secondary school) in the area to ‘future-proof’ the region via its ‘human capital’.
    5. To link and encourage the activities of all three levels of government in support of local startups and Innovation-driven businesses.
    6. To provide feedback to the Member for North Sydney on federal policy settings to enhance Innovation locally and nationally and support Australia’s Knowledge Economy.