The North Coast Innovation Festival was launched in 2009 to raise public awareness of the Mid-North Coast’s reputation as an innovative and entrepreneurial region, and harness this culture in a way that will help ensure the region’s sustainability and future economic growth.
Following on from the successful 2009 MNCIF and the Northern Rivers Innovation Awards, the 2010 Festival will expand to include the Northern Rivers. The North Coast Innovation Festival will encompass the entire NSW North Coast from Tweed Heads to Foster-Tuncurry covering a population of almost 600,000.
The 2010 NCIF is a series of individual events that are designed to showcase the intellectual capital and innovative creativity on the NSW North Coast. Each event will incorporate aspects of innovation, sustainability, research, knowledge and entrepreneurship with the aim of bringing together businesses from all industry sectors to share new ideas and approaches on how to work smarter.
Festival events cover a wide range of businesses and organisations which will involve the entire community including community groups, students and industries.
North Coast Innovation Festival – How can you get involved
Attending an event – Download the event calendar. Full details of events including registration details are coming soon.
Hosting an event – businesses or organisations can host an event that will showcase their innovative work practices, products or service.
Sponsoring the festival – we encourage the business community to support the festival through sponsorship. There are packages that suit all budgets and marketing needs. Download the sponsorship prospectus.
Advertising in the festival guide – 10,000 festival guides distributed along the NSW North Coast. Download the advertising fees.
Sign up for the e-newsletter – launching in March and will contain information on festival events, local innovative businesses and products and success stories for entrepreneurs from our region.
Festival events will help facilitate networking between innovators and investors that will reinforce the innovation and entrepreneurial process, from idea to market. Businesses, organisations, students and entrepreneurs will also benefit from sharing new ideas and approaches on how to work smarter.
The overall management and guidance of the NCIF is undertaken by a Management Committee made up of regional stakeholders and each of the events held during the festival month are developed and managed by individual Event Managers.