What is ON Prime:Northern Australia?

Northern Australia is a part-time pre-accelerator experience designed for research that has the potential to deliver real impact for our northern regions. Teams will test paths for their solutions through a process of customer discovery and market validation to ensure they are working on the right problems, targeting the right end users and capitalising on the best opportunities. Expert mentors and guest speakers with regional and topic expertise will be on hand to share their knowledge and help advance your solutions towards impact.

What we're looking for

Teams working on game-changing research that could unlock the full-potential of Northern Australia, including but not limited to:

  • remote and tropical health
  • agriculture and food
  • resources and energy
  • land, water and environment
  • supporting people, communities and traditional owners.

Important dates

  • Applications are now open Monday 3 July 2017
  • Applications close 8pm (AEST) Friday 28 July 2017
  • Successful team nominees will be notified the week of 21 August 2017

What does participating in ON Prime: Northern Australia involve?

ON embraces a get-out-of-the-building approach to learning, by encouraging hands-on, practical learning through customer discovery and business model development.

The commitment to ON Prime is five face-to-face sessions (six days in total) and approximately 1-2 days working as a team each week across eight weeks. In addition to this, each program culminates in a final 'Showcase' event that profiles teams, what they have learnt through ON Prime and includes an assessment of the team's Investment Readiness Level (IRL) by the lead Facilitator. Eligible teams will then be invited to apply for ON:Accelerate or to access additional support and services designed to get them ready for the next step in their journey to impact through ON:Runway.

Teams selected into ON Prime will be provided with a $5,000 operating budget to help them with travel and expenses. And the good news is, all IP and equity remains the property of the team or their sponsoring institute.

'For the ON Prime: Northern Australia' Hub teams will will work across several locations - Brisbane, Darwin, Rockhampton, Cairns and Townsville and will include the option to connect to some of the sessions via video link if you can't fly direct.

Exact locations and dates will be confirmed when offers are made to successful nominating teams.

Who is eligible to apply?

All ON accelerator experiences are open to teams with at least one research employee from CSIRO, Australian universities or publicly funded research agencies (PFRA). The research employee may be full time, part-time or casual employee of a PFRA.

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