Supporting great science and industry partnerships
Connecting SMEs to research and development opportunities
Programs for SME
Whether you’re a start-up or small to medium sized business, there’s an R&D opportunity for you.
CSIRO Kick-Start success stories
CSIRO Kick-Start is an initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small businesses, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business. View our success stories below of how we've helped businesses solve the challenges of the future.
Collaboration Readiness Levels
Our Collaboration Readiness Levels will help you discover where your business is at, ready for your next R&D move. Use the digital tool to analyse your business' readiness to collaborate with an R&D partner and others.
National Artificial Intelligence Centre
Coordinating Australia's expertise and capabilities for a strong, collaborative and focused AI ecosystem that benefits all Australians.
Create impact through research translation
Innovation programs for researchers
Our innovation programs are helping Australia's publicly funded researchers and SMEs develop the skills they need to fast-track their technology and ideas into the market at pace. To be notified of all future ON Prime and ON Accelerate application rounds, please subscribe to our mailing list.
ON Accelerate is a structured accelerator program for research teams to validate and develop high potential innovative ventures. To be notified of and apply for all future ON Accelerate rounds, please subscribe to our mailing list.
IP and commercialisation
By linking world-class scientific developments with industry, we take research from the lab to the market, creating real-world economic, environmental and society-wide value.
Support for the next generation STEM talent
Generation STEM Links
Generation STEM Links provides high‑quality internships to help tertiary students gain workplace skills and transition into STEM jobs after graduation. It also aims to build a pool of STEM-capable professionals for the future of NSW STEM industries through its partnerships.