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March 2023

Welcome from the CSIRO SME team

Open programs and opportunities – apply now!

Innovations Connections: Spotlight Series

Through Innovation Connections, CSIRO connects SMEs with Australia's world-class research expertise, including Australia's 40 universities. Through this Spotlight Series, we demonstrate the breadth of impact that has been achieved through SME and university collaboration over the last eight years.
University of Newcastle

Building strong networks

Thanks to Innovation Connections, Strategic Group partnered with the University of Newcastle to develop a new fleet of IoT devices in smart infrastructure environments.

University of Queensland (UQ)

Sustainable solutions benefit everyone

Tweed Bait developed a new range of fully marine biodegradable film packaging for fish baits with the support of an Innovation Connections grant and researchers from UQ.

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Brewing up sustainable solutions

Hawke’s Brewing Co. partnered with UTS through Innovation Connections to design a system that captures the CO2 from fermentation and reuses it to enhance plant growth.

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If you have a program, event or funding opportunity to share with our business network, please contact us with your submission.

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The CSIRO SME Team are here to help

  • Looking to work with CSIRO or University researchers on your R&D project? Innovation Connections might be for you.
  • Start your expression of interest form to get going on your Kick-Start project, working with CSIRO researchers.
  • Not sure where to start? Contact us. There’s a friendly facilitator who can help.