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CSIRO ON Accelerate - validate and develop a high potential innovative venture

Opportunity for

  • Teams from an Australian university or publicly funded research organisation wanting the skills and support to validate and develop a high potential innovative venture.  

Opportunity description

Industry challenge:

Currently working on a game-changing, disruptive deep-tech innovation? CSIRO would love to connect you with entrepreneurs and investors to help you position your ideas and ventures. Most importantly, grow it quickly with impact!

Regardless of the domain, discipline or sector your innovation or technology idea/solution falls under - if it is a venture or project that has come from an Australian university or publicly funded research organisation, and you would like to fast-track your ability to get it into the marketplace, then ON Accelerate is the program for you.

Current opportunity:

CSIRO's ON Accelerate will provide teams with knowledge and skills in the areas needed to develop their high potential innovative venture. The program will connect you to a network of experts who will support and challenge you as you work to confirm customers, refine your business model and prepare for investment.

By the end of ON Accelerate, teams should have:

  • learned entrepreneurial skills to complement your strong technical expertise
  • confirmed first best customers and potential industry partners
  • developed a sustainable and scalable business model
  • strengthened your networking, pitching and investor engagement skills
  • developed a network of experts, investors and supporters.

Opportunity background:

CSIRO's ON Accelerate is a free program that gives teams from an Australian university or publicly funded research organisation the skills and support to validate and develop a high potential innovative venture. The program focusses on business models, market validation, capital raising and storytelling.

CSIRO will develop a bespoke coaching and skill development plan for every selected team that successfully completes the ON Accelerate bootcamp and immersion sessions. Your team’s bespoke plan will match you with the experienced deeptech startup and domain coaches and mentors you need to move your idea forward.

The end goal for ON Accelerate teams is that each one will leave with a solid business model and clear path to commercialisation.

Opportunity type

Seeking interest, Acceleration, Innovation challenge, Seeking solutions

Express interest by

Start 23:59 (AEST) Friday 23 September, Start your application before midnight Friday 23 September and you will have until Friday 7 October 2022 to finalise and submit your application.
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Readiness

Mid to Late (TRL 6-7)
For opportunities that are seeking solutions providers who are in the mid to late stages of readiness.
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

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Multiple industries
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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

As Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst, CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Dairy Fruits Natural capital assets Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries
  • Location

    Global

  • Organisation type

    Public research organisation

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