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ATP Innovations

At ATP Innovations we grow technology startups into global businesses.


ATP Innovations partners with technology based startups and entrepreneurs to help them grow, achieve success and find investment through the support of personalised assistance and mentoring. Our experienced executive team has worked with more than 80 businesses over the last several years, helping them raise over $121 million, sell products across the globe, and for eight, sell their business. We don’t just incubate growth – we multiply your successes and help transform technology businesses into high value companies.

Whether you’re a technology business in engineering, cleantech, IT or Life Sciences – now is the time to take the leap. Let us become valuable members of your team, work with you to raise capital, build your team with the right skills, secure government grants, create new products, grow revenue, and ultimately exit the business profitably. ATP Innovations is host to Australia’s largest community of entrepreneurs where you’ll be working alongside companies, solving real problems for real people with real technologies.

Still don’t know who we are?

A technology business incubator


Some of our achievements

Million in capital raised since 2006
People employed by our technology businesses
Million in competitive government grants awarded
New products and services are launched every year
Million in revenue earned last year, with more than half from exports
Companies have been acquired from our portfolio
Of our client's new hires are recent graduates
Of our client companies have more than doubled in size

Our team

The team at ATP Innovations are highly experienced business builders. With expertise across a broad range of disciplines, they are able to quickly and effectively add value to your venture. Over the last five years we have worked with more than 80 businesses on capital raising, building teams, accessing grants, developing new products, growing revenue and selling businesses.

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Hamish Hawthorn

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Ben Wright

Director, Commercial Development
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Petra Andren

Director, Strategy & Business Development
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Eitan Bienstock

Director, Global Growth
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Jackie Ariston

Community & Program Manager

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Hamish Hawthorn
Chief Executive Officer

Hamish has served as the CEO of ATP Innovations since 2007. His extensive business networks span all areas of technology, and he has a proven track record in building early-stage businesses. He has led capital raisings and strategic investments for a number of companies and serves on the boards of several portfolio businesses.

Prior to joining ATP Innovations in 2005, Hamish held senior roles in business development and strategy. He was the Director of R&D for the leading custom automotive wheel manufacturer, where he ran product development programs for race and road applications.

Ben Wright
Director, Commercial Development

Ben has worked in the commercialisation space for nearly 15 years and joined the ATP Innovations team in 2010.  He has held research and management positions in numerous life science businesses, gaining significant experience in research & development, clinical trials, business development, operations, and the financial management of both private and ASX listed biotechnology and medical device companies. Ben has also launched two successful small businesses of his own since 2005.

Petra Andren
Director, Strategy and Business Development

Petra is a multilingual corporate strategist with a proven track record of building and growing tech businesses in Australia, Europe and the US. She has worked extensively with startup founders and investors turning incredible ideas into successful businesses and beyond.
In addition to her work at ATP Innovations, Petra serves on several boards, lectures entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney Business School and is a business mentor and program advisor for numerous business incubator and accelerator programs in the Australian startup ecosystem.
Petra has held several senior and executive roles in business development and management consulting with a focus on business strategy. Prior to joining ATP Innovations, Petra was the Australian based MD of a global Swiss biopharmaceutical company for which she was able to secure a government tender valued at $70 million per year.

Eitan Bienstock
Director, Global Growth

Eitan spent the past 20 years working for fortune 100 companies, venture capital firms as well as founding number of startups and investing in early-stage ventures. Eitan is actively involved in the startup ecosystem in Australia and Israel, as an angel investor, a mentor and advisor to variety of startups, incubators and accelerators programs.

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Our Services


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Accelerator HUB Sponsors

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Cook Medical
Commonwealth Bank

Client Companies

Life Sciences

Essence Group
Clarity Pharmaceuticals
Endoluminal Sciences


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Incoming Media

Our University Shareholders


Our Partners

Heads Over Heels
California Technology Council

 Success on a whole new level. 

Our Latest News

News for 2015

Propeller Aerobotics raises $1m from Blackbird, Gonski for drone start-up

Sydney-based start-up Propeller Aerobotics, founded by Francis Vierboom and Rory San Miguel, has developed a digital platform that allows 3D maps created by a…

Four UNSW staff have received citations in the 2015 Australian Awards for University Teaching

Innovation and excellence in teaching are the cornerstones of quality higher education, and UNSW academics have been recognised for their outstanding contribution…

Meet Bugcrowd: paving the way for crowdsourced security

There are many more bad people hacking computer systems than good ones helping them not to get hacked. Each week it seems…

Australian technology Park sale and update

There has been a lot of press around the sale of the Australian Technology Park (ATP) that has some people concerned about the…

Revenue is the goal, not raising money: Vero co-founder

Founders need to stop using investment rounds as benchmarks for success and instead look towards customers and sales, Vero co-founder Chris Hexton…


News for 2014

Clarity Pharmaceuticals announces key appointment

Sydney based biotech company Clarity Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce that Professor Dale Bailey from PharmaScint, a specialist clinical trials imaging and analysis…

NSW Minister for Health announces two prestigious scholarships for medical device researchers.

  The Hon Jillian Skinner, NSW Minister for Health, last night awarded prestigious QB3 Rosenman Scholarships to Dr Sheridan Gho and Dr…


News for 2013

ATP Innovations congratulates incubator alumnus Lithicon AS on its sale to FEI.

ATP Innovations, Australia’s leading technology startup incubator, congratulates Lithicon AS on its $US 68million sale to FEI, a world leader in imaging…

ATP Innovations partners in $650k Challenge Cup for Startups

ATP Innovations has partnered with 1776, a Washington based incubator that runs the Challenge Cup. The Challenge Cup is a global competition…


News for 2012

AIMEDICS’ HypoMon receives TGA approval 28/11/2012

The Therapeutics Goods Administration has approved the HypoMon, a potentially life-saving, non-invasive alarm that can protect young people with type 1 diabetes…

LX Group branches into in-house consulting

LX Group’s award winning design and engineering services is breaking out of their Australian Technology Park headquarters and joining development teams all…


Contact Us

Suite 145, National Innovation Centre, 4 Cornwallis Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015, Australia 

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+61 2 9209 4444

Our Location

ATP Innovations is conveniently located to the Sydney CBD. The incubator is based at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh, next to Redfern train station (alight on Platform 10 for direct access). It is 10 minutes by car from Sydney’s CBD and 15 minutes from Kingsford Smith International Airport.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us for information or enquiries. If you would to join the ATP Innovations incubator portfolio, please refer to our Application Page. ATP Innovations accepts incubator applications from entrepreneurs and early stage technology based businesses 365 days a year.