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$10,000 - $50,000

Matched funding to undertake R&D activities with CSIRO researchers

12 months

Maximum length of project


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180 Australian businesses

Number of businesses we've supported

Kick-Start projects span many sectors

R&D support

CSIRO offers a range of R&D support for small and medium-sized businesses, regardless of sector, through funding and facilitation. We can help you refine your research problem, find the right researcher, and provide matched funding. 

With the help of experienced researchers and innovation experts, participants can examine their technical and/or business challenges, explore their R&D and innovation opportunities, and develop actionable business and funding plans.

  • Kick-Start - aimed at start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to support R&D.
  • Innovate to Grow - a free 10-week program for those at the start of their innovation journey.

Kick-Start projects span many sectors

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