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ON Prime is a fast-paced, practical learning program to help teams find the real-world fit for their research.

ON Accelerate is our full-time free accelerator program that helps research teams develop high potential innovative ventures or companies.

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Heather Robson: It’ll blow your mind.


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It’s even better than you can even imagine.


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Steve Brodie: So, ON Accelerate takes the core of your research idea and builds a business model around that to help you move forward to success.


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Sherman Mak: I think one of the biggest changes that I’ve seen in the team is that when they first came out it’s almost like a baby, very shy and so forth. Now they can’t stop talking.


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Dr Jo Hawkins: It’s transformed every aspect of how my team think about our research, our discoveries and how we get those to consumers and into our communities.


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Heather Robson: Even if you’re afraid, even If you think, “Oh that’s way outside my comfort zone”,


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jump in, it’ll be an amazing ride.





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Dr Nancy Shellhorn
Former CSIRO scientist. Founder of RapidAim and ON Accelerate graduate.

ʻʻWe entered the ON program thinking we might have an interesting piece of technology. By the time we exited 13 weeks later, we had a pathway to market.ʼʼ

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