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How we can support you

Welcome to CSIRO, where innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you're a STEM student, an aspiring entrepreneur, or a thriving small to medium-sized business, we're here to help your journey. Our diverse range of initiatives is tailored to support you every step of the way, from validating your ideas to scaling your success. We’d love to collaborate and help turn your vision into reality.



Programs for Researchers

Create real-world impact through research translation

The ON Innovation Program empowers Australia's brilliant researchers with the skills, networks and pathways to translate their big ideas into real-world impact. Since 2015, we have delivered training and support to more than 5000 people from over 50 Australian research organisations and universities, helping them realise the pathways to growth beyond academia.

Whether you are simply curious about the potential impact of your research or are ready to take your idea to market, we exist for all researchers at any stage of their career.

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Programs for SMEs

Connect your SME to R&D opportunities

Every day, we work to connect small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) to world-class research and development, whether within CSIRO or the Australian research ecosystem.

Our SME Connect team help Australian start-ups, small and medium businesses uncover what’s possible through research and development; taking an idea from concept through to execution to drive business growth. We can connect you to the right research expertise for your business, as well as access to funding support, world-class facilities, training, and links to other CSIRO opportunities, networks and the Australian research sector.

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Programs for Students

Launch your career in STEM

Our next generation programs help support and uplift talented tertiary students and graduates in STEM by providing on the job experience.

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.

Next Generation Graduates Program provides in-depth training and facilitates collaboration among students, researchers, and industry professionals. By doing so, the program aims to build a competitive and capable workforce that will drive the growth of the Australian tech sector.

Industry PhD Scholarship Program brings together an industry partner, a university, and CSIRO, to co-develop a four-year industry-focused PhD project. PhD students receive a scholarship and unique learning opportunities focused on impact-driven research and real-world experience.

Collaborative resources

Useful tools and spaces to help in your innovation journey 

Our Collaboration Readiness Levels is a digital tool useful for any start-up or small to medium business. It helps analyse your business’ readiness to collaborate, whether that be with an R&D partner or other party.

The National Artificial Intelligence Centre is a space that coordinates Australia’s expertise and capabilities in AI. It aims to build a strong, collaborative ecosystem in AI that benefits all Australians.

The Lindfield Collaboration Hub is an innovation incubator. A dedicated space for start-ups and SMEs to develop unique, high-tech products and devices.

Partnership Opportunities

Accelerate growth and success through partnership

As Australia’s national science and research agency, we are home to some of Australia’s most promising research breakthroughs and brilliant minds. Partner with our research teams to help solve a business problem or find industry investment to help bring your research into market.

Our IP and Commercialisation team 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.

Main Sequence (Venture Capital Firm) Investing in translating Australian research into new companies that solve the greatest challenges in health, food, space, transport, security and decarbonisation. 

Mission driven science Missions are focused on complex problems that demand broader sociotechnical responses and capability. The missions leverage capacity across the innovation system by convening, partnering, and integrating with others to achieve holistic solutions.  

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