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Cicada x Tech23 - Apply Now

Are you at the forefront of solving the world's most pressing challenges through deep technology? Cicada Innovations is seeking Australia's most innovative deep tech pioneers. Join last year's trailblazing cohort, which included CSIRO Kick-Start alumni Native Secrets, Rainstick, Uluu, and Neurode. Don't wait - applications close on 12 April.

Funding opportunities 

Open programs – apply now!

Ecosystem events and opportunities

The India australia rapid innovation and startup expansion (rise)

Panel session & networking event

The India Australia RISE Accelerator welcomes you to meet our inaugural cohort of Indian and Australian startups and SMEs, bringing their innovative climate and environment technologies across borders. This event will be held in Dawes Point, NSW.

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Do you know about the R&D Tax Incentive (R&DTI)?

The R&DTI offers a tax offset for companies conducting eligible R&D activities. The Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR) holds regular information sessions to help companies understand and register for the R&DTI. Join an information session to learn more.

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Important decarbonisation survey to help SMEs

This survey is designed to help the University of Technology Sydney and other large organisations identify barriers and offer accessible tools and incentives to support small to medium enterprises in practical decarbonisation efforts. Your input is crucial for gathering this vital information.

Participate now

The CSIRO SME team are here to help

  • If you have a program, event or funding opportunity of interest to our start-up and SME network, please email with your submission.
  • Want to join one of our programs but not sure where to start? Contact us. There's a friendly facilitator who can help you.