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It's not too late to be a game changer

We thrive on bringing people together from across the ecosystem and working with them on their pathway to translate and commercialise technology for end-users and customers and believe that the greatest wins will come through investing in people.

It’s one of the reasons we’re looking forward to working with two of Australia’s most reputable innovation and commercialisation experts – Cameron Turner and David Ireland - as facilitators of our reimagined ON Accelerate program.

We’ve been working with Cameron and David to help shape a program that will help teams turbo-charge their ability to grow, expand and raise capital.

Some recent program updates include:

  • We are now offering up to a total of $30,000 per team to fund their participation and incentivise market traction. This includes $20,000 per team, provided to TTOs to enable the engagement of specialist expertise to support and enhance the team during the program, and up to $10,000 per team performance bonus available, to be awarded based on team performance during the program.  
  • More time to complete your applications. ON Accelerate applications that have been started in the system by Friday 23 September will have until Friday 7 October to finalise their application. 
  • We've added an additional investor panel stage gate as part of program delivery. As part of bootcamp and immersion week, we’ll work with a panel of investors to select the most investment-ready teams to be invited to participate in the 14-week program. Investor involvement will continue through the program and funding may be available for teams once formed as companies. Some teams that progress through the program will attract funding under a standard $120,000 SAFE Note though our venture capital partners.
  • Time commitment spread across team members. For the duration of the program, teams should commit at least the equivalent of one full-time person to the project, with the workload shared across the team. Teams wanting to attract venture capital will be expected to have at least one team member available full-time. 

Read more about how the program can help your team develop a solid business model and clear path to commercialisation. 

ON Accelerate: Validate your innovative venture

Applications closing soon

ON Accelerate is a structured accelerator program for research teams to validate and develop high potential innovative ventures. Start your application by September 23 and you will have until 7 October to finalise and submit it.

ON facilitators prep for upcoming rounds

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We've been enjoying the chance to reflect on opportunities to refine and improve the ON experience.


Facilitators for our upcoming rounds of ON Prime and ON Accelerate gathered in Sydney with the Innovation & Engagement Services delivery team over two exciting days in late August. The group took part in a very physical workshop led by the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) to tune-up with online storytelling skills, before deep-diving into the ON Prime program content and discussing learning priorities for upcoming participants.

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.

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