Welcome to Business Innovation and Incubation Australia
BIIA National Forum
BIIA National Forum Program 2017 ~ Wednesday 23rd August
Theme: “Leveraging Business Incubators for Economic Growth”
The 2017 Forum focused on International, National and Local issues affecting business incubation, innovation programs and economic development strategies that work. Australia has a mature business incubation ecosystem. Substantial assets operate in regional Australia and outer metropolitan suburbs. This year’s Forum showcased incubation programs at work and supported delegates to realise new business opportunities.
We congratulate our award winner and finalists for their achievements and being acknowledged on the big stage at the 2017 National Innovation Awards. Congratulations to Finalists:
Yarra Ranges Enterprise Centres (VIC): Executive Officer, Alison Fitzgerald and Team
Hunter Business Hub (NSW): General Manager, Kerry Hallett and Team
And the Winner of the 2017 National Innovation Award is Business Station! (WA): Chief Executive Officer, Kim Charles and Team (pictured below)
Incubator Support Program
Business Innovation and Incubation Australia Chair, Ms Lyn Hay welcomed the Incubator Support Program announced today by the Department of Industry Innovation and Science.
The Incubator Support Program includes $23 million to assist new and established business incubators to help start-up companies accelerate growth, access advice, capital and connections.