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SME Connect program matrix
Innovate to Grow Generation STEM Links CSIRO Kick-Start Innovation Connections STEM+ Business
Free online training course to understand how R&D can benefit businesses. A business internship for NSW STEM undergraduates or equivalent students. Connects start-ups and small with CSIRO research expertise and capabilities to pursue R&D activities. Supports businesses with R&D projects with leading researchers from Australian universities. Places early career STEM researchers into businesses to undertake a research project.
Open to SMEs working in relevant intake sector NSW STEM businesses with >5 employees <$1.5M in turnover OR <3 years trading $1.5M–100M turnover and >3 years trading Completed Innovation Connections project
10 week program Minimum 200h program Up to 1 year project 2–12 months project 2–3 years project
Sponsorship opportunities available NSW STEM university or VET/TAFE organisations CSIRO only All public research organisations All public research organisations
  $2,500 grant 2 x up to $50K 2 x up to $50K
(+ $30K graduate)
up to $115K per annum

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