Our vision is to foster knowledge exchange, research translation, strategic partnerships and commercialisation, to develop and grow an ecosystem of growth industries tomorrow. We embrace challenge-based innovation and smart design thinking, to help create science and tech-based solutions to solve the unmet challenges in our world.

Through our mentoring & support programs, we’ll help you from idea, to design through to commercialisation. We also have the facilities you need, like design workspaces, hot desks, offices and lab suites.

5 reasons your startup should be at nandin

1. Deep tech focus

We focus on innovations in science, engineering and technology. nandin is a like-minded, can do STEM community supporting and helping each other.

2. Design thinking

We champion designs for deep tech and our team are global leaders in the application of design thinking and science. We’re also part of the Design Factory Global Network – an international group supporting cross industry collaboration and co-creation around the world.

3. Translating research

We help entrepreneurs translate and commercialise research outcomes.

4. A great place to do business

nandin is a professional, fit for purpose workplace with affordable and flexible office spaces, meeting and multipurpose rooms – large and small. Use the Proto Lab for making prototypes and the Create Lab for producing your digital content.

5. Location, location, location

nandin is the only dedicated deep tech startup and innovation community in southern Sydney.

What’s it like being part of nandin?

Iwan Cornelius, Founder, Amentum Aerospace

nandin member since 2018

What do you like most about being part of the nandin community?

I love the impromptu conversations with fellow nandin members, sharing war-stories, celebrating the wins, letting each other know about opportunities, and generally bouncing ideas around. The business development and marketing support from ANSTO is a massive value-add.

What’s your favourite space in the nandin innovation centre?

The kitchen! A great place for those serendipitous conversations over lunch.

What’s your top tip for other deep-tech entrepreneurs?

Find and delight customers.

What’s your business pitch in 30 words or less?

Amentum Aerospace makes it easier to access predictive scientific models with our web APIs. We support innovation in industries from defence, space operations, navigation, aviation safety, through to mineral exploration.

Matt Lynch, Founder, Affirmer

nandin member since 2019

What do you like most about being part of the nandin community?

Everyone is at different stages of their business journey and they all have valuable advice that can benefit everyone. Having the ANSTO team around to bounce ideas off and get feedback from has been incredible.

What’s your favourite space in the nandin innovation centre?

The Create Lab media room. Setup to “walk in and record”, makes it easy for founders to produce great quality media content in a dedicated space.

What’s your top tip for other deep-tech entrepreneurs?

Lots of people will tell you that they like your idea, but that can be a long way from a client signing on the dotted line and buying your product.  My tip is – find a real problem and match it with a great solution. A system or product that provides a small improvement in efficiency or process probably won’t be enough to get the sale.

What’s your business pitch in 30 words or less?

Affirmer is the future of flexible, engaging, and confirmed workplace training. Using the latest technology based on proven training methods, we make training easy for your organisation.

Maree Stuart, Founder, MAS Management Systems & LabLaw

nandin member since 2018

What do you like most about being part of the nandin community?

I love that I can be in an environment with other science and technology professionals who have new and exciting ideas and innovations. Everyone is supportive and no idea is too crazy!

What’s your favourite space in the nandin innovation centre?

I really like my office space because, as well as being the engine room where it all happens with MAS and LabLaw, I can gaze out on the bushland surrounding the building and think through solutions to problems presented by clients and plan the next stages of my 3 businesses using the many creative spaces and whiteboards.

What’s your top tip for other deep-tech entrepreneurs?

Be brave! Deep tech entrepreneurship requires quite a deal of risk and guts, and you’ll get things not going to plan as you try to commercialise your ideas. Places like nandin can support you through the good and the bad because we’re all facing similar challenges.

What’s your business pitch in 30 words or less?

We assist labs and technical organisations address legal, compliance and competence issues and improve their management systems.  By working collaboratively with our clients, we help them work better and smarter.

Jamie Walden, Founder, Bioair

nandin member since 2018

What do you like most about being part of the nandin community?

Being able to leverage off the incredibly professional and capable science community within nandin and ANSTO. They really are helping ideas come to life and it’s certainly exciting what the members and community will achieve in the coming years.

What’s your favourite space in the nandin innovation centre?

Well, the whole facility that’s just been completed is truly amazing, an award winning structure with an incredible fit out. There’s certainly some chemistry in the space.

What’s your top tip for other deep-tech entrepreneurs?

If you’re looking for a community and facility of leaders to help you realise your vision, nandin offers something that’s quite unique within Australia and something that few places in the world offer.

What’s your business pitch in 30 words or less?

At Bioair we ignite passion, community and service, on our journey to becoming global leaders in indoor air quality.