Welcome to our second edition of updates for start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses from CSIRO and across the innovation ecosystem. If you have a program, event or funding opportunity to share with our business network, please contact us with your submission.
Investment Attraction Fund
Investment Attraction Fund $100m funding pool launched for WA-relevant industries such as METs mining and more. Expressions of interest are now open.
SME Recovery Loan Scheme
Still looking for support with pandemic recovery for your business? The SME Recovery Loan Scheme remains open until June 2022.
Net Zero Industry and Innovation Plan
NSW Government have provided $95 million in funding for business for clean technology innovations of the Net Zero Industry and Innovation plan.
Generation STEM Links
Applications are open now for our new industry work placement program. University/TAFE STEM students can gain real work experience with STEM based SMEs in NSW.
AI, Cyber, Modelling and Simulation for SME growth Symposium
Registrations are now open for SMEs to participate in this free conference in Sydney from the 2nd-3rd May. This two-day Symposium will bring together stakeholders in the AI, cyber, modelling and simulation space to help Australian SMEs to better understand how technologies and digital innovations could be used and can equip them to grow within a digitally enabled environment.
ULUU is producing an alternative to petroleum-based plastic using seaweed, thanks to funding from CSIRO Kick-Start and part of CSIRO’s plastic waste reduction mission.
If you’re early stage start-up or founder, an incubation or Accelerator experience might be for you. Pending outcomes of the recent federal budget announcement, we hope to have more to share on the return of the CSIRO ON Accelerator program.
Expressions of interest for the Melbourne Accelerator Program run by University of Melbourne are open all year around. You’ll need to be connected to the University or have social impact at your core to be eligible.
La Trobe University has launched The Big Leap, an incubator program with Digital Arrow for Australian migrant business founders. Apply before 30 April 2022.
We're now accepting submissions for Edition 3 our newsletter, due out July. Please send all details and an image to our inbox.