Since 2015, we've helped more than 500 Australian SMEs grow and gain a competitive advantage by accessing cutting edge research expertise and facilities through our programs.

Innovation Connections

An element of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources' Entrepreneurs' Programme, Innovation Connections is a free one-on-one facilitated service to assist SMEs in establishing research priorities, locating researchers and providing access to funding to fast-track R&D projects.

Kick-Start

CSIRO Kick-Start is a new initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.

STEM+ Business

STEM+ Business enables SMEs to build on existing successful collaborative projects by providing funding support for the placement of early career researchers from Australia’s research organisations into their business to develop and implement new ideas with commercial potential.

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