ON is Australia's sci-tech innovation accelerator dedicated to unearthing amazing research and steering it towards high potential innovative ventures. Established by CSIRO in 2015, ON specialises in assisting researchers from the fields of science and technology working on projects that have the potential to shape Australia's future.
Have you got an interesting project but need help taking it to the next level? Then read on.
At ON we're interested in discovering innovative research in 'deep' science and technology – big ideas that could change the game forever. We're especially interested in discovering innovative research in the areas of food and agriculture, advanced manufacturing, medical technologies, cybersecurity, mining technology and energy, or perhaps you're working on something so big there isn't a category for it yet. Basically, we established ON to help boost Australia’s performance in the innovation space and we are looking for ideas that will help us to collectively do that.
ON offers a range of accelerator services to research teams at different stages of the innovation lifecycle. If you're working on some promising research but are trying to establish a real world application for it, ON Prime is the program for you. If your research has been validated and you’re seeking to take it to the next level, then ON Accelerate can help.
The good news is that whichever stream you choose, ON does not take equity or IP in exchange for the funding that teams are allocated when selected into the program.
And we did mention that we're powered by CSIRO, didn't we? Which means no matter which stream you choose – ON Prime, or ON Accelerate - you will get the full benefit of experts who know what it takes to get an idea from the lab to the market.