We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended or tuned into the livestream of our 2019 ON Accelerate Demo Day!

As always, it was wonderful to welcome familiar and fresh faces alike from across the national innovation ecosystem. We were very pleased to see such a great turn out from our Brisbane friends, as we brought the showcase north for the very first time.

Congratulations to the pitchers from each of our nine teams. Each and every one of you did yourself proud, and it was fantastic to see how far you’ve come from the start of the program in February.

We’d also like to welcome our cohort into our Tribe of over 1100 people, including 40 other ON Accelerate graduate teams. We’re excited to see which heights you’ll reach next, and we’ll be there to support you on your journey.

Our special thanks to Dr Peter Riddles, CSIRO Board member for his opening speech. We can all agree that “innovation is not a spectator sport, you have to get involved”.

We’d also like to acknowledge our ongoing partners, the Stanford Australia Foundation (SAF), and their generosity in the support of the two $30,000 Stanford University grants. A big thanks goes to Steve Hawkins from SAF who joined us on the day to hand out the awards.

Melanie White from Inova Medical presents at Demo Day 2019.  ©CSIRO, HOMEPIX

Award Winners

This year the ON Accelerate program has been able to extend the Stanford Australia Foundation – CSIRO scholarship to not just one, but two exemplary members of the ON Accelerate5 cohort.

This scholarship allows the awardees to attend a Stanford University program run through the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California and is given to individuals who have displayed the most ‘entrepreneurial capacity’ during the ON Accelerate program.

This year, our winners are:

Stephen Trowell from Parts Per Billion, an esky-sized on the go lab quality molecule testing device.  ©CSIRO, HOMEPIX

Missed the action? Watch the full live stream on the external video site.

Want to get involved in ON Accelerate6?

Applications open 29 July 2019.

In the meantime, you can read all about the ON Accelerate program.

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