Are you are regional startup or small business
with a sustainability focus & looking for ways to accelerate your growth?

Let us CONNECT you.

CONNECT Sustainable Industries is an exciting program of activities being held between July and December 2022 including networking events, mini hackathons, commercialisation mentoring, an investor roundtable, and regional showcase.

The program includes a free BUSINESS INCUBATOR that will support you to grow your business through skills development, mentorship, new connections
and investment opportunities.


  • Online and in-person workshops with expert facilitators

  • Individual matching to a business mentor
  • A designated booth at the regional showcase to demo your business
  • Exposure to government, industry, corporates and  potential investors
  • Media and promotional benefits for your business 
  • Connection to a community of like-minded businesses
  • Membership of the CONNECT alumni 



Business Bootcamp: 

26/27 July 2022


Fortnightly Masterclasses:  

August-October 2022



August-December 2022

Applications for CONNECT Sustainable Industries close in

“The CONNECT program helped build my capabilities and as a result I was able to secure a $3mil government grant for CipherTel to deliver a high speed digital farm network in the Esperance region.”
Matthew Frontino, CipherTel
"We've really enjoyed and gained so much knowledge through the CONNECT program and the many workshops and mentors who have provided their advice over the past few months. It has been a very worthwhile process and has helped our team immensely."
Florian Popp, Gemtek


Motivated entrepreneurs with a sustainability focused startup with a strong value proposition and scaleable business model, who are keen to learn from business experts and connect to new networks.

The program is open to regional based businesses, or businesses that are focusing on impact in the regions. 

 The CONNECT Sustainable Industries Business Incubator will run from July to December 2022 with the Business Bootcamp on 26th and 27th  July, 6 masterclasses held fortnightly August-October and mentoring sessions from August-December.
Innovation Cluster have been highly active in the innovation space across regional WA for over 3 years. Our team are highly experienced in supporting entrepreneurs and scaling businesses. We have engaged face-to-face with more than 200 businesses through our workshops, incubator and accelerator programs. Innovation Cluster has delivered eight highly successful CONNECT Regional Innovation hubs across regional WA.

The CONNECT program selects 6-10 businesses and this is dependant the number of applications received. 

We have an extensive network of business leaders and trusted advisors that we utilise for training and mentoring, and will select guest speakers who will present on topics relevant to the cohort’s needs. 

The masterclasses will be based at Innovation Cluster’s new base in Vasse with office, training room and co-working space. There are also Perth networking events scheduled. We also have access to meeting spaces in the Perth CBD if required for project and mentor meetings.  


Those who apply from outside the south west will have to be prepared to travel at their own cost.

We have delivered multiple programs since covid began, including pivoting an entire accelerator to online format in March 2020. We have run several programs since as a hybrid virtual and face to face, which have been highly successful. If covid restrictions are enforced again, many of the face to face events planned can be delivered online, or delivered at a later date. 

Yes, CONNECT Sustainable Industries also includes networking events, mini hackathons, commercialisation mentoring, investor roundtable and regional showcase event. Please get in touch here through our EOI form. 

Applications for CONNECT Sustainable Industries
close 5pm Friday 1st July 2022

CONNECT Sustainable Industries is supported by the  Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation through the New Industries Fund – X-tend WA Program

Application for CONNECT Sustainable Industries Business Incubator

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Applicant's Name(Required)
Which of the following best describes your venture?(Required)

Founder, Director, etc
Business Address(Required)
The problem you are addressing / How your products/services are solving that problem / The gap in the market and your competitive advantage / How the business is both innovative and scaleable.
Examples could include customer feedback, sales, supply agreements, seed funding etc.
Examples could include entry to new markets, export opportunities, growth of business, diversification to new products/services, investment etc.
Please check the following to confirm your availability and commitment to the program if selected.(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

For queries please contact 

We value diversity and strive to cultivate a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We are committed to equitable treatment and elimination of discrimination in all its forms throughout all programs.

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