nandin celebrates five years of cutting-edge innovation

As the flagship facility of ANSTO’s Innovation Precinct at Lucas Heights, nandin recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in a special gathering held last week for its startups, businesses and innovation community.

nandin (meaning ‘look ahead’ in the local Dharawal language) was created in 2018 and has become a hub of innovation and technology in Southern Sydney, helping to accelerate the development of deep tech and science ideas for over 40 startups and businesses.

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Add energy and inspiration to your thinking

  • Like to realign your team behind new goals?
  • Have a complex problem which needs solving – fast?
  • Need effective ways to brainstorm and get creative?
  • Want to better understand your customer needs?

Introducing nandin’s new Design Programs aimed at adding creativity, energy, and inspiration to the way you think and work.

Several workshops are available including:

  1. Design Sprint: Creativity & Innovation: For individuals or teams to learn about design and innovation
  2. Design Sprint: From Problem to Solution: For teams to work on a specific project or problem through a design sprint.
  3. Team Compass: Finding True North: Explore your team’s “why”, “how”, and “what”, to set your “true north” direction.



If you need a bespoke workshop to suit your business needs, the nandin team can design a custom program for you.

For more information and costings, please contact us

New network for innovators, creators and entrepreneurs in Southern Sydney

A new innovation and entrepreneurship networking community launches this month. The Southern Sydney Innovation Network (SSIN) will boost the region’s capacity to drive economic development and entrepreneurship by linking startups, businesses and representative groups in the Bankstown, Georges River and Sutherland Shire local government areas (LGAs).

SSIN evolved following a 2020 roundtable, hosted by Georges River Council, which brought together business leaders and representative groups. The focus at that time was to address both the impact of the pandemic and to plan for southern Sydney’s recovery.

Roundtable participant, Tim Boyle, Director of Innovation and Commercialisation at ANSTO, believes SSIN will increase engagement across LGAs, commenting, “The aim of SSIN is to foster connection and networking to facilitate opportunities to share ideas, collaborate and increase knowledge among the expanded community.

“We know that there are over 62,000 rate payable businesses with premises across these three LGAs. Rather than replicating existing groups and services, SSIN will act as the conduit for greater connection and innovation, involving precincts, higher education, research and innovation, coworking incubators and industry clusters.”

The concept for SSIN follows the establishment of other successful groups including the North Sydney Innovation Network and the Bondi Innovation Hub.

SSIN will be free to join, and its activities will empower startups and innovation-related business, allowing them to connect, collaborate, showcase and network to build partnerships and stronger businesses across the region.

The VIP launch of SSIN takes place on Thursday 20 October 2022, at Highfield Caringbah. There are still a small number of free tickets available for business owners and innovators interested in attending:

Media Contact   

Jo Ryan, Infodec Communications,, Phone: 0421 059 866

The launch of SSIN will occur as part of The Spark Festival – Australia’s Festival of Innovation, Tech and Ideas with programs across Australia held during October.