We are currently focused on delivering the Regional Incubator Facilitator service to Western Australia, on behalf of the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science.

Below is a description of that role and the government-funded services (free for users), and further below, other (commercial) services.

Regional Incubator Facilitator Services

The Incubator Support Initiative (ISI) exists to enhance new and existing incubators’ role in growing innovative startups and advancing the innovation ecosystem. To date (April 2018) nearly 50 incubators have received a total of more than $7 million to support their delivery of incubation services.

The Regional Incubator Facilitator role is to particularly support potential regional applicants to develop effective, sustainable programs. The intended beneficiaries, ultimately, are entrepreneurs, innovators, regional communities and our national economy as per the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

In this role we can provide:

  • Guidance, feedback and support for applications from WA’s regional areas,
  • Facilitation and education to progress collaborative projects,
  • Introductions to relevant national and international experts, partners and resources,
  • Promotion of regional innovations to local, state, national and international audiences.

Contact us to access the Regional Incubator Facilitator services:

And, for fun, here’s a visual, unofficial summary of the program, requirements and useful resources: Xmind Mindmap http://bit.ly/ISIsummary or PNG image: http://bit.ly/ISIsummaryPNG

Commercial Services

We enable outcomes through engagements aligned with these innovation services.
Review previous projects for further examples and the benefit of our services.
Costs and rates vary by scope, audience and anticipated benefit.
Contact us to explore working together.


Program design and facilitation for education programs to grow better ventures e.g. networks, accelerators, tertiary institutions, corporates

Precedents include:

  • Programs that have been repeated and replicated (some internationally), including:
  • Facilitating more than 300 public or private workshops, including
    • Co-design, urban regeneration and land management in regional WA,
    • Award-winning deliberative processes for sustainable communities
    • Visioning, backcasting and innovation for corporates and governments.


Writing, presentations and content for publications that illuminate possibilities and enable shifts perceptions for multiple audiences e.g. magazines, websites and newspapers

Precedents include:

  • More than 100 presentations on innovation and sustainability including: Social Impact Festival, Innovator of the Year, SEGRA, CEDA and national conferences
  • More than 100 pieces authored for: WorldChanging, StartupWA, Meshpoints, Pollinators and Arising,


Mentoring and coaching for founders and originators creating new possibilities for whole communities, domains or humanity e.g. founders, social entrepreneurs and innovators

Precedents include:

  • Mentoring individual innovators creating new possibilities in health, technology, sustainability,  renewable energy, land management, and sports technology
  • Coaching sustainability champions in UK corporates, Western Australian local governments and international Masters programs,
  • Mentor at Startup Weekend, GovHack, Curtin Accelerate etc.


Generating valuable original insights through inquiry and research to enable better investments e.g. governments, impact investors, philanthropic funders

Precedents include:

  • Providing advice to funders (government, philanthropic and private) and applicant ventures for social enterprise, social innovation, coastal conservation, regional innovation, renewable energy and technology,
  • Co-authoring and advising on implementation of regional and state level innovation strategies, action plans and ecosystem mapping,
  • Strategies for governments, tertiary education institutions and corporates relating to sustainability, NRM, water conservation, biodiversity and coastal management.

Contact us to access the Arising services:

  • Email – hello [at] wearearising.org
  • Twitter – @ArOuthwaite
  • Phone – 046 6694 702

Andrew Outhwaite also plays a significant ongoing role in these related ventures:


Chairperson of StartupWA

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Co-founder of Meshpoints


Co-founder of Pollinators Inc