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You are reading this notice because CSIRO is collecting your personal information for the purposes of administering and delivering the CSIRO Innovation Programs including (but not limited to) the Research to Value Workshop, Launch Camp, ON Prime Lite, ON Prime, ON Accelerate, Market & Community Discovery, D.Start Spark, D.Start Fuze and D.Start Ignite (the Innovation Program).

CSIRO collects your personal information throughout the Program for the purposes of receiving and assessing your application (including through team applications), facilitating program delivery, enabling mentoring and networking sessions, receiving and processing program evaluation information, and creating promotional material in relation to the Innovation Programs.

We may collect your personal information directly from you, or from other sources including your Team Leader, Mentors, Presenters, Coaches, Evaluators, CSIRO staff, other individuals and publicly available sources. If your personal information is not collected, we may not be able to adequately respond to your application or otherwise facilitate and deliver the Innovation Program to you.

The personal information that we may collect during the administration and delivery of the Innovation Program includes:

  1. your name;
  2. your contact details, including you email, telephone number and location including postal/residential address;
  3. your organisation;
  4. your role in the Team;
  5. your Australian Business Number (ABN);
  6. your gender;
  7. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status;
  8. your career experience including LinkedIn profile;
  9. your accessibility needs;
  10. any dietary requirements;
  11. your financial information, including bank details;
  12. your opinions and views shared via Program sessions, which may be recorded from time-to-time;
  13. videos, photographs or images of you which may be recorded for the purposes of delivering the programs, or for marketing and advertising networking events; and
  14. information in an evaluation survey to be completed at the end of the Program.

Some of your personal information may be provided to other participants within the Innovation Program for the purposes of enabling communication between participants (for example: your name and telephone number may be provided to your partnered mentor or mentee).

The way in which we handle your personal information is described in our Privacy Policy. This policy contains information about how you can access the personal information we hold about you, how you can correct the information, and how you can make a complaint if you believe we have breached our obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.

Third-party Providers

CSIRO will share personal information you provide with Research Triangle Institute (RTI, ABN 86 167 415 812) as a part of ongoing monitoring and evaluation processes for the Innovation Program. While RTI is based in the United States, it is required to use an Australian-based servers for any personal information CSIRO provides. For further information, please review CSIRO’s Privacy Policy ( and our Innovation Programs Privacy Notice.

If you are involved in a D.Start program that is delivered by CSIRO in partnership with the Australian Department of Defence (Defence), your personal information will also be disclosed to Defence for the purpose of facilitating the delivery of the program, and to benefit you and your organisation by linking you with potential contacts and/or end users of your technology, product or service. Your personal information will be managed by Defence in accordance with the Defence Privacy Policy.

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CSIRO will handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and our Privacy Policy.

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