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RISE Accelerator program now open for applications

Get ready to RISE

The India Australia RISE Accelerator provides support to startups and small-to-mid sized enterprises (SMEs) who are working on science-backed technology and are considering overseas expansion between India and Australia.

The nine-month accelerator program enables Australian and Indian innovators and industry partners to tackle shared national and global challenges.

Startups and SMEs developing innovative business models, technologies, and/or resource ingenuity to support India's and Australia’s transition to a circular economy are encouraged to apply to participate in the first round.

The program will help you to navigate early steps in a new region, validate and adapt technology and research overseas, fast-track connections to the right partners, customers and talent, and build credibility to succeed in international markets.

The program will be delivered virtually, with a number of opportunities to travel between Australia and India.

There is no charge to participate in the program, and startups may also be eligible for non-equity grants. Non-equity grants will be up to A$75,000 for Australian organisations, or INR 4 million for Indian organisations.

RISE Accelerator is delivered through a powerful partnership between CSIRO – Australia's national science agency and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog – the Government of India's flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.

Apply today

Applications for the first round of RISE Accelerator are now open! Apply by 7 January 2024.

Help address the circular economy opportunity

RISE ACCElerator challenge statements

The circular economy

The first round of RISE Accelerator will focus on supporting startups and SMEs working to support India and Australia's transition to a circular economy.