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Expressions of interest now open

Closing on Tuesday 30 April 2024.

Innovate to Grow is a free, 10-week online program designed to help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) progress their research and development (R&D) ideas.

Since its launch in June 2020, this program has empowered over 500 SMEs across various sectors of importance to Australia to engage with the R&D community.

For the first time, CSIRO is offering corporate entities the opportunity to collaborate and support this nationwide network of SMEs.

Partnership prospectus

Partnership details

The Innovate to Grow program actively engages with SMEs across Australia and has received support from government agencies and universities in various sector programs, including agrifood, cybersecurity, energy, and mining.

We are excited to invite third-party organisations to sponsor the Innovate to Grow from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025. Your sponsorship will enable us to run eight programs across various industry sectors.

Tailored sponsorship packages are available, and we will work with you to create a package that suits your business needs.

Partnership options and inclusions

Inclusions Description Partner
$50K pa
$25K pa
$10K pa
Brand recognition Tiered logo and support recognition on program marketing and in-program materials (eg. press releases, website, social media, program platform and workshops)
Content incorporation Opportunity to incorporate your aligned, branded online educational content in the program's virtual learning program  
Registered contact Your representative(s) contact details listed in key program contacts for participants and alumni  
Participant and alumni promotion Your services and product options distributed to participants and alumni opting in to receive program communications    
Promotional license Authorisation to promote Innovate to Grow sponsorship in association with CSIRO    

Who can apply to be a corporate partner?

Australian organisations that operate in the following sectors:

  • Banking and finance
  • Professional services (including R&D tax)
  • Marketing
  • Digital transformation and tools

Selection criteria

To be considered, your organisation must:

  • Engage with SMEs at scale
  • Add value to the program
  • Actively support SMEs
  • Be able to provide relevant informational / educational content

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