Applying for ON Accelerate is a three stage process:

Step 1: Your online application

All applications for ON Accelerate are to be submitted via our online portal using the email address of your research institute.

The application form will ask you to complete questions regarding your proposition, the challenge it addresses, whether you have validated this challenge and the market opportunity for your solution. You will also be asked for details on your team size and members.

To complete your application you will be asked to submit a short video of you and your team explaining your idea, describing your target market and customer segments, explaining how your solution solves the problem or unlocks the opportunity for impact for your target market, and how your venture will generate positive impact for Australia.

Details and tips for making a video are available in the ON Application portal .

Step 2: Validation and evaluation

At the closure of the application period, all applications will be validated by their sponsoring institute prior to progressing to the evaluation stage. This is to ensure that each team has engaged their sponsoring institute and has full support to participate in the program.

Applications are then evaluated by a team of external experts in research, commercialisation and investment.

Step 3: Selection Bootcamp

A shortlist of teams will be invited to attend a two-day Selection Bootcamp in Sydney, where they will gain a preview of the ON Accelerate experience and be tested on learning velocity and coach-ability.

Ahead of Bootcamp you may be asked to participate in a team interview. This is to help you prepare for and get the most out of Bootcamp.

After Bootcamp, a cohort of up to 10 teams will be selected for ON Accelerate.

Applicants who do not successfully progress to Bootcamp will be provided with access to detailed feedback from the evaluation process to help them refine and continue to work on their sci-tech ideas.

For information on the next round of ON Accelerate, please register your interest by providing your name and email in the form below.


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