Applications for ON Prime:Defence are now open. Start your application now!

What is ON Prime:Defence

ON Prime:Defence is a part-time pre-accelerator experience designed for science and technology that has the potential to deliver real impact for Australia's national security and defence. This will be run as part of your local Prime hub.

Powered by CSIRO, and delivered in partnership with Defence Science and Technology Group (DST), ON Prime:Defence gives researchers a unique opportunity to fast-track their science or technology proposition with expert guidance from those who've been there and done it before. All you need to do to join Prime Defence cohort, is tick the box on your online application.

The ON Prime program allows participants will test paths for their IP, know-how or technology through a process of customer discovery and market validation, and build their entrepreneurial and business model capabilities to ensure they are working on the right problems, targeting the right markets and capitalising on the best opportunities. As a Prime Defence team, you'll be assisted by Defence mentors and be invited to travel to a special additional training day where you'll get to meet and work alongside other Prime Defence research teams nation wide as part of your Prime experience.

The great news is that there is no cost to participate in any ON programs, and all IP and equity remains the property of the participating team or their sponsoring institute.

What we're looking for

Innovative technologies that have the potential to deliver game-changing capabilities for Australia's national security and defence. Teams working on technologies that address the following priority areas with the potential for dual-use applications in the commercial market are highly encouraged to apply.

Integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance

  • space capabilities
  • enhanced human performance
  • medical countermeasure products
  • multidisciplinary material sciences
  • quantum technologies
  • trusted autonomous systems
  • cyber
  • advanced sensors
  • hypersonics
  • directed energy capabilities

What does participating in ON Prime:Defence involve?

The same commitment as your usual Prime experience, with one additional Defence training day. Travel costs for this will be covered.

Who is eligible to apply?

All ON accelerator experiences are open to teams with at least one research employee from CSIRO, Australian universities or Australia's publicly funded research agencies (PFRA's).

The research employee may be full time, part-time or casual employee of a PFRA.

Important information

  • Applications are now open Start your application
  • Applications will close 8pm (AET) 13 July 2018
  • ON Prime will commence in September 2017 and run part-time for eight weeks
  • ON Prime:Defence is delivered in partnership with DST Group.

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