The Funds invest in translating Australian research into new companies that solve the greatest challenges in health, food, space, transport, security and decarbonisation.
Main Sequence was created by CSIRO to address the ‘valley of death’ between research and commercialisation. It solves the world’s greatest challenges by turning our scientific breakthroughs into the next century’s giants.
The first CSIRO Innovation Fund, managed by Main Sequence, has invested in 26 companies since it was formed in 2017. These companies have created 550 jobs by working with partners in industry, CSIRO, and 16 Australian universities.
Main Sequence’s origins within CSIRO reflect its commitment to amplifying connections between industry, research and infrastructure to accelerate deep technology development, and reinvesting economic returns from commercialisation back into science.
You can read more about Main Sequence’s portfolio of investments and the global challenges they’re solving here.
Work with Main Sequence:
- Pitch your start-up or spin out: If your start-up or small business has origins or connections to the publicly-funded Australian research sector, pitch to Main Sequence here.
- Invest in science-driven solutions: If you’re an investor, read more on the Main Sequence website about how to invest with Main Sequence here.
- Co-create a company: If you see an opportunity in the market to bring your business or your research together to form a disruptive new company, contact Main Sequence to talk about bringing the right people together here.
Latest news from Main Sequence:
- v2food secures AU$77M in Series B funding to take Australian plant-based meat to the world, 20 October 2020
- $3.5M for mine drone startup, 5 November 2018
- CSIRO startup takes aim at world’s biggest trade pest: fruit fly, 18 October 2018
- Investment in CSIRO innovation fund boosts jobs and innovation, 12 September 2018
- Coviu raises $1m to bring more interactive digital consultations to the healthcare sector, 19 April 2018
- Main Sequence Ventures Launch, 30 October 2017
- Jobs of the future on the agenda for CSIRO Innovation Fund, 30 October 2017
- Fund to supercharge Australian innovations, 4 December 2016
- CSIRO fund to support Australian start-ups, 7 December 2015