Startup thinking will Save the Earth
We believe founders harnessing new innovations in Science and Engineering will solve our biggest problems.
X-Lab Programs
Deliberate programs to train entrepreneurs, refine and filter for excellence, and draw together ecosystems of dreamers, technologists, storytellers, investors and customers.
FISH-X – CATCH INNOVATION
Transforming Australia's Fisheries and Aquaculture Industries with Startup Science. In partnership with Australia's Fisheries Research Development Corporation.
June 2018 Workshop Open for Applications Now!
COTTON-X
Design Thinking & Lean Startup Methods in Cotton R&D, in partnership with Australia's Cotton Research Development Corporation
H4D – HACKING FOR DEFENCE AUSTRALIA
Evidence-based Innovation connecting university innovators with defense problems, in partnership with Stanford's BMNT partners, the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Base East and the Australian Department of Defence's Defence Science Technology Group.
SBE AUSTRALIA E3 - EMPOWER, EVOLVE ESCALATE
We co-designed, co-wrote and delivered the pilot Sydney instance of SBE Australia's successful E3 Program for Female Entrepreneurs. The program has just completed its second iteration in Melbourne.
UNSW FOUNDER 10X PROGRAM
X-Lab co-designed and co-delivered this new UNSW Deep-Tech Entrepreneurship program with Stacked Venture Builders' Managing Partner Jennifer Zanich.
NEWSPACE & INNOVATION CHALLENGE @ IAC2017
In partnership with NewSpace industry cluster the Delta-V NewSpace Alliance and Airbus Defense & Space, we co-designed a multi-round competition for NewSpace and GeoSpatial startups, culminating in a standing-room-only pitch competition at the 2017 International Astronomical Congress.
X-Lab Partners
Industry clusters inspired by Deep Tech, looking to re-discover and re-invent how innovation is done.
The X-Lab Team
Passionate about Deep Tech. Looking to bring the future to life.
True believers in the power of inspiration, exploration and entrepreneurship.
Tim Parsons
Allen Haroutonian
Norm Jenkins
Julian Kezelman
Jennifer Zanich
Clare Hallam
Tristonne Forbes
Collaborator
Melbourne
Sam Birmingham
Cris White
Collaborator
Newcastle
X-Lab focus areas:
AgriFood

X-Lab Co-founders Tim Parsons & Allen Haroutonian lead our AgriFood Practice which encompasses digital/AgTech transformation, Deep Tech innovation, and entrepreneurship within regional and rural industry clusters.
Aerospace

X-Lab Co-founder Tim Parsons leverages his PhD in Aerospace Computing to lead our Aerospace Practice, leveraging his parallel role as CEO of the not-for-profit Delta-V Space Alliance, an industry cluster for NewSpace startup enterprises.
Impact

X-Lab Co-founder Allen Haroutonian leads our Impact Practice, which is aimed at Social & Environmental impact initiatives aligned to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Defence

X-Lab Partner Norm Jenkins leads our Defence Innovation Practice, leveraging his extensive network gained from 14 years in the military, as well as many years in his own energy and manufacturing automation companies. Norm now leads our Defence Initiatives:

- Hacking for Defence (H4D)
- DST Group service delivery.
Special Projects

X-Lab Partner Julian Kezelman leads our Special Projects Practice, which delivers bespoke innovation and acceleration programs for clusters outside the other practice areas. Examples:
• UNSW - Founder 10x Accelerator Program
• Innovation Dojo: Australia-Japan Program
• City of Sydney - Innovation Program
• SBE Australia E3 Female Founders Program.
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