The Incubator program supports graduates starting up commercial enterprises from the Graduate Diploma in Management (Learning) with ongoing assistance and funding to create new companies, digital content and job opportunities.
As an industry leader, AIE wants to go beyond providing digital media training in Australia. Education is only the first part - we want to help our graduates achieve their dreams and the AIE incubator programs makes it possible.
Studio Premises and Equipment
Get your own office which your team can access 24 hours / 7 days per week. You've got your own dedicated desk and computer full of software to craft your masterpieces. There's a meeting room, printers, access to development kits and other hardware and software. The Incubator is run in a professional creative environment in separate premises from the AIE Campus
$150,000 Project Development Grants
All teams in the Incubator are eligible to apply for a combined pool of $150,000 of grants which can be used towards whatever they need to make their project a success. It could be a specialist game engine, rendering technology, server, hiring contract staff, drafting agreements or marketing their game online. These grants have been awarded for the past two years. Read more about the grants awarded in 2015 and 2014.
Mentored by Experts
AIE’s Incubator Program is coordinated by experienced industry and well connected professionals. Whether it is a game designer, marketing guru, accountant or writer, our Incubator Coordinators are there to assist you source what you need.
Exhibition opportunities and support
Incubator participants have the opportunity to exhibit at the top games expos in Australia. In 2015 over 38 AIE teams, 26 of them from the Incubator Program, exhibited their games at PAX Australia in Melbourne. Incubator teams were also supported in exhibiting at EB Games Expo and Game-On in Sydney, AVcon in Adelaide and Cancon in Canberra as well as multi-city expos like Supanova and Oz Comic-con. Incubator teams have also exhibited at PAX Prime in Seattle.
Pathway into the lncubator
The Incubator Program has been created for AIE graduates and assumes the knowledge and skills mastered in the Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning). Entry is based on application and assesses the potential of the team's current project.