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    Our national SME Connect team connects local companies with the research sector and helps establish partnerships that will increase Australia's global competitiveness.

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    We facilitate researcher placements and projects to help small and medium businesses overcome technical challenges and implement new innovative solutions.

  • CSIRO staff member in factory at Textor Technologies production facility with moisture-trapping fabric co-developed with CSIRO. Rolls of fabric in background. Early-career placements

    For SMEs who have conducted collaborative research projects previously, we facilitate the placement of early-career researchers into businesses for longer-term research projects.

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  • About our SME Connect program

    Our national SME Connect team connects local companies with the research sector and helps establish partnerships that will increase Australia's global competitiveness.

  • Bringing researchers into your business

    We make it easy for SMEs to access the right knowledge and expertise, by bringing researchers to your business.

  • Our track record working with SMEs

    Since 2008, we've helped more than 180 small to medium businesses to grow and gain a competitive advantage through accessing cutting edge research and technology.

  • Our SME engagement team

    Our SMEconnect team are helping Australian SMEs get the most value out of their research and development activities in order to overcome technical challenges and improve their business performance. Come and meet our team.