Indigenous-led innovation hub

Gandaywarra is an Indigenous-led innovation hub driven by the aspiration to embed traditional Indigenous technology, knowledge and practice into the already existing innovation ecosystem, supporting the fourth industrial revolution and aiming to decolonise conventional business and innovation practices. It will create a culturally safe environment, providing access to collaborative and strategic partnerships, events, resources and mentorship for Indigenous and non-Indigenous innovators. Gandaywarra will act as a vehicle to empower Indigenous Australians to overcome historic marginalisation and to become economically self-determined.


Gandaywarra will develop technologies, methodologies and capabilities to grow Indigenous entrepreneurship, country-based enterprises, emerging markets and innovative ESG models. Indigenous values of Country, Culture, Community and Prosperity will be embedded into all activities that stem from the hub. With additional funding and support, Gandaywarra can break the systemic marginalisation brought about by racism and poor policy, and enable life-changing impact.

First Nations Portfolio

Acknowledgement of Country

ANU acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land upon which the University’s Acton campus is located.

This Ngunnawal-Ngambri land supports students throughout their time at ANU. It will continue to hold a space for future generations to come together, and learn from Country and one another.

We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Indigenous peoples, past, present and future, and acknowledge that this land from which we benefit has an ancient history that is both rich and sacred.

The ANU community makes a commitment to always respect the land upon which we stand and ensure that the voices of this land’s Indigenous peoples are both heard and listened to so that we may move towards a future marked by cooperation and mutual respect.