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July 2023

Welcome from the CSIRO SME team

Open programs – apply now!

New program coming soon!

CSIRO is proud to partner with Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog to deliver the India Australia Rapid Innovation and Startup Expansion (RISE) Accelerator program! RISE is purpose-built to help Indian and Australian start-ups with mature cutting-edge technology fast-track their cross-border impact. More information to come in our next newsletter.

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SME alumni in the spotlight


A plant protein processing hub in North Queensland

CSIRO and partners scoped the long-term opportunities for manufacturing high-value protein ingredients in North Queensland.

Sahul Exploration

A challenge and an opportunity for the mineral explorers

Unravelling multi-phase Archean gold and base metal mineralisation with the help of CSIRO technologies and expertise.


A big congratulations to our SME Connect alumni companies that have recently secured funding!

Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) 
CRC-P supports short-term (up to 3 years), industry-led research collaborations in industry sectors with a focus on supporting projects in line with Government priorities. 

Advancell Isotopes, Canopus Networks, Enviropacific, Gilmour Space Technologies, H2EX, iTech Minerals and Speedpanel Holdings. 

National Industry PhD Program
The National Industry PhD Program supports PhD candidates to undertake industry-focused research projects to better translate university research into commercialisation outcomes.

Agscent, Biopoit, Canopus Networks, Effusiontech (t/a SPEED3), Hallett Group, Nutromics and Unityhealth.

WA Investment Attraction Fund (IAF) 
The IAF encourages new investment in Western Australia that will create local jobs and contribute to a more diversified economy.  

Franmarine Underwater Services, Fremantle Seaweed, Magellan Powertronics, Nexxis Tech and Opal Biosciences.

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