Dedicated desks, Dedicated offices, Hot desks, Shared office desks
Welcome to the page for UNE SMART Region Incubator (UNE SRI).
The UNE SRI was created as a ‘strategic partner’ to the UNE SMART Farms where the SMART stands for Sustainable, Manageable, Accessible, Rural Technologies. In this way we stand together as advocating for business and community being strengthened by technologies that build our resilience and innovation. This is a well-known and respected brand for UNE.
Supporting AgriTech, HealthTech, CleanTech, Creative and Cultural Industries to grow in New England North West - we're giving support to startups with innovative business ideas by providing a community that a new business needs to succeed. With spaces in Armidale (NOVA), Tamworth (Peel House), Moree (Social Co House) and Narrabri (The Exchange), we're here to help.
The NOVA building in Armidale CBD officially opened in December 2021. The redevelopment of the former library includes a 35 bookable hot desks and micro-offices, along with meetings rooms, digital suites for videos and podcasting and a 90 seat auditorium for on-site workshops, presentations and launches.
Be it work space, expertise in the form of experience or research, data or information on funding opportunities, the UNE SRI is equipped to assist with the development of businesses in our region.
In 2020 the SRI supported 72 business founders and 58 start-ups who have created 151 jobs and attracted nearly $14 million in investment in the New England region. It is recognised globally as one of the leading regional incubators adding value to remote, rural and regionally based business and start-ups.