Program

Frontier Incubators is a search for innovative incubators and accelerators in the Asia-Pacific that are delivering impact through their work that supports the Sustainable Development Goals. This initiative of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s innovationXchange is being delivered by Conveners.org, SecondMuse and ygap.

Two interactive new resources for incubators and accelerators are being developed from the wealth of information shared in the capacity-building component of Frontier Incubators.

The Guide to Impact Incubation and Acceleration: Collaborative Insights and Strategies in the Asia-Pacific and the Gender Lens Incubation and Acceleration (GLIA) Toolkit combine some of the best insights, tools, frameworks and strategies from the Frontier Incubators Program Partners and Participants. 

They are an essential read for any intermediaries with an impact-focus in the Asia-Pacific. 

Both resources will be available early in 2020.

These resources combine some of the best insights, tools, frameworks and strategies from the Frontier Incubators Program Partners and Participants and are an essential read for any intermediaries with an impact-focus in the Asia-Pacific.

Both resources will be available early in 2020.

The Participant Experience

  • Flower with coins flying in
    Tailored training for their organisation, designed and delivered by global leaders in incubation and acceleration
  • Flower with rain
    Access to a community of expert mentors and advisors
  • Many flowers
    Opportunities to work with investors, build networks, and participate in other DFAT programs

FAQ

Q. How do we define incubators or accelerators?

A. Incubators and accelerators share a set of program characteristics that distinguish them from other forms of capacity development services. Specifically, they are time-limited programs that work with “cohorts” or “classes” of enterprises to provide mentorship and training, with a special emphasis on connecting early stage enterprises with investment (source: GALI).

 

Q. What do we mean by impact?

A. Broadly speaking, this is about contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. We have a strong preference for organisations that are measuring their impact.

 

Q. Who will provide the training, mentoring, and support?

A. The Program Partners - these global leaders in the field of incubation and acceleration are training and mentoring the selected participants. They have designed and are delivering world-class support to help strengthen their program and improve their services.

Q. Is there prize money or grant funding attached to the program?

A. While we will cover associated costs (e.g. travel and lodging required to participate), participants will not receive any direct funding.

 

Q. How many organisations will be selected to participate in the program?

A. There are 31 organisations participating in the program.  

 

Q. We were not selected for this program, are there other ways we can receive support?

A. Our program seeks to share / open-source the training materials and we will work with our partners to localise these resources where possible, in order to benefit a greater cohort of incubators and accelerators in the region.

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The Frontier Incubators program is delivered by Conveners.org, SecondMuse and ygap.

Frontier Incubators is part of the Scaling Frontier Innovation program, an initiative of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which supports social enterprises to scale their development impact in the Indo-Pacific region.

For more information visit scalingfrontierinnovation.org.