Blog icon

June 2022

Welcome to CSIRO's ON Program newsletter

Meet our D.Start Ignite and ON Prime teams

Two women sit at a table. They are writing on large pieces of paper on the table

Be among the first to hear our ON Prime and D.Start Ignite teams deliver their pitches as part of our virtual showcase events. 

These showcase events are an important opportunity for research teams to present their learnings and to connect with our wider network to continue their stakeholder discovery.

ON Prime teams will be presenting technologies that address the areas of future protein and drought resilience, while D.Start Ignite teams focus on technologies with a defence application.

Dialling in to these showcases is a chance for you to support our teams and help them progress their journey by sharing your insights and expertise.

The innovation journey never truly ends – our ON Prime and D.Start Ignite teams would be excited to bring you along on theirs. 

Register for D.Start Ignite showcase (Hub 1) | Tuesday 14 June 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Register for D.Start Ignite showcase (Hub 2) | Tuesday 21 June 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Register for ON Prime showcase | Monday 27 June 2022, 11:00am - 12:30pm

D.Start Fuze @ Indo Pacific

Two men stand at a trade exhibition.

Members of the D.Start alumni met key players in the defence ecosystem as part of the INDO PACIFIC held in Sydney in early May. 

The feedback from program participants points to the value of getting in front of the right people at the right time:

  • “I would recommend the D.Start program generally to those who are interested in Defence or dual purpose applications. Being an alumni of last year’s D.Start Ignite, the D.Start Fuze event enabled our team to explore our ecosystem as well [as] also refining our pitch at the PitchFest.” 
  • “The program has provided me an insight into commercial world especially in the defence ecosystem that I could have not achieved otherwise.”
  • “It has put me in front of the right people at the right time, rather than cold calling organisations.”

A massive thanks to our D.Start Fuze mentors Brad Sparkes, Gavin Cross, Ian Storie, Peter Kambouris, Rob Ormsby, Sherman Mak, and Stuart Anderson for their generosity in sharing their time and enthusiasm.

Interested in mentoring?

Our programs wouldn't be the same without our incredible mentors and we're inviting people with a passion to support teams and participants in our program to join our network of mentors. If you, or someone you know is keen to be involved as a mentor, please register your interest.

Register your interest

ON Alumni in the news

Ecosystem events