Kick-Start projects span many sectors
Wash Wild’s W4C® blend of Australian oils is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditionally harsh household cleaners.
Tessara Therapeutics is a pioneering Australian biotech company accelerating the discovery and development of more efficacious drug candidates for neurological diseases
CSIRO Kick-Start assisted a Newcastle-based entrepreneur, and dog-lover, develop scientifically-sound pet food.
Beyond H2 are pursuing energy-efficient technologies to accelerate the development of Australia’s hydrogen economy.
Supported by CSIRO Kick-Start, Ominiwell is determining the feasibility of culturing human organoids using Ominiwell’s BioTwin chip for application in R&D and personalised medicine.
Unravelling multi-phase Archean gold and base metal mineralisation with the help of CSIRO technologies and expertise.
Tidetech provides oceanographic data to the commercial shipping industry to save fuel and reduce emissions.
CSIRO researchers helped Amber Electric develop a predictive model to forecast wholesale electricity prices to give customers the opportunity to adapt their energy usage to reduce costs.
Australian Plant Proteins
Australian Plant Proteins (APP) optimised the protein content extracted from faba beans to more than 80% through a CSIRO Kick-Start project.
CannPal Animal Therapeutics
CannPal identified a gap in the market for natural plant-derived animal therapies that are both safe and effective for promoting better health and wellbeing for companion animals, focusing on compounds derived from cannabis.
Helping goodMix to evaluate the nutritional composition of their superfood muesli mix Blend11.
Helping Conflux Technology commercialise its novel liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger technology.
An SME Connect introduction between retail leasing specialists LeaseInfo and CSIRO’s Data61 has revolutionised commercial lease abstraction.
With support from CSIRO Kick-Start, Data 61 and Molten Labs are working on robots that can clear land mines.
CSIRO researchers helped to optimise Q-Sera's blood collection technology for commercial use.
Aggravating or debilitating nerve pain affects one in twenty Australians. Medical devices start-up ReNerve is pioneering the way in developing ready-to-use products for the repair or replacement of damaged peripheral nerves.
The journey of agricultural products from producer to consumer is rapidly being redesigned with the introduction of innovative smart tracking software.
Supported by CSIRO Kick-Start, we are testing seaweed-derived polymers for use as an alternative to conventional plastics.
Worn Up accessed CSIRO expertise through the Kick-Start program to test and improve their recipe for turning the fabric from faded old uniforms into pieces of furniture.
Designed specifically for start-ups and established small businesses, CSIRO Kick-Start offers dollar-matched funding of $10,000 to $50,000 for collaborative research projects.
We find out what it takes to transition from a researcher to a founder, and celebrate the start-ups who have navigated the journey.
Traditional knowledge meets deep tech
We're supporting Indigenous science with cutting edge technology to shape a more innovative and sustainable future.
Ready, set, grow: how we're supporting innovation and commercialisation success
Our business and research commercialisation programs make up a comprehensive innovation ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship and funding opportunities for researchers, start-ups and SMEs across Australia.
Empowering women and youth-led SMEs to innovate
Innovation can be key to small business success, and reducing barriers for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to engage in research collaboration is vital.
Ready, set, collaborate: Five ways to boost your SME's research and development potential
Science, technology and research are key drivers of growth for small to medium enterprises (SMEs). However, many lack the resources to pursue research projects alone. Here are five measures an SME can implement in their business to get the most out of their research and development collaborations.
Eyes of AI collaborates with CSIRO's Data61 on revolutionary dental AI-imaging technologies
Sydney-based start-up, Eyes of AI, is collaborating with CSIRO to create ground-breaking machine learning models that can identify important dental features in radiographs.
CSIRO starts work on medicinal psychedelics
CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, is aiming to develop new psychedelics to help people with a variety of mental health issues including depression, addiction, end of life anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
AI-powered spinal segmentation technology could ‘save radiologists and surgeons thousands of hours of work’
A new AI-powered piece of medtech segments spinal vertebrae, partner Singular Health anticipates a 95% accuracy in two minutes, which could enable medical professionals to better plan their surgeries.
Track your pet’s movements in real-time with this smart collar
After releasing a 'fitness tracker for cows' in 2018, Ceres Tag in collaboration with CSIRO's Data61 are developing a prototype smart tracker for cats and dogs.
This AI-powered platform can identify insect and snake species from photo
Dubbed Critterpedia, the platform will enable the user to take a photo of a snake or spider from any smart device before a trained algorithmic system classifies it, providing information on the family, genus or species.
Protein processing hub
With our partners, we've scoped the long-term opportunities for manufacturing high-value protein ingredients in North Queensland.
SME Collaboration Initiative
Partnering across the ecosystem, we’ll deliver on the SME Collaboration Initiative aim, working to double the number of SMEs engaging with publicly funded research by 2030.
Innovate to Grow: Cyber Security and Digital Technology
Applications are open for the Innovate to Grow: Cyber Security and Digital Technology program.
University of Newcastle
Over the last eight years, the University of Newcastle has partnered with 117 small and medium businesses (SMEs) to deliver 167 projects through CSIRO SME Connect, making them our number one university in Australia for SME collaboration.