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June 2024

Welcome to our newsletter sharing updates and opportunities for start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises from CSIRO and across the innovation ecosystem.

New partnership announcement

Attention Regional Queensland SMEs: Check Out Our New Funding Opportunity!

CSIRO's SME Connect team has teamed up with the Queensland Department of Environment, Science, and Innovation (DESI) to bring you the Regional University Industry Collaboration Program (RUIC). This program provides facilitation and dollar-matched funding for collaborative research projects between regional universities and SMEs in Queensland.

Open programs - apply now!

Ecosystem events and opportunities

Time is running out to get your ticket for our Ecosystem Drinks: DeepTech Innovation event

We're joining forces with Stone and Chalk's Melbourne team to host an Ecosystem Drinks: DeepTech Innovation event on 27 June at 5PM. Come and meet our researchers and program facilitators for a night of DeepTech.

Defence industry development grants program

This program is designed to help small to medium enterprises enhance Australia's sovereign capability, boost global competitiveness, achieve technical superiority, and strengthen national security. It offers funding across four key streams: sovereign industrial priorities, exports, security, and skilling.

CSIRO Kick-Start success story

date with density: the science behind yfresh's jujube revolution


Australian family-owned YFRESH is developing a shelf-stable jujube fruit with R&D support from our Kick-Start program.

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