We're nearing the close of the ON Prime4 program, and Finals are just around the corner!

Like programs before it, Prime4 has delivered on great ideas, with each team going through a journey of twists, turns, and pivots with the support of ON’s Mentors and Experts.

After several months of this hard work, ON Prime culminates in Finals, which acts as a showcase of the Finalist's ideas. Each team will pitch their project to a room full of researchers, investors, mentors, and spectators. Anyone is welcome to attend these Finals.

The Prime Final showcase is an event not to be missed and will be taking place around the country 18-29 June, 2018.


Tuesday 19 June
10:00am – 12:30pm
Microsoft Innovation Centre
Level 28
400 George St, Brisbane


Wednesday 20 June
10:00am – 12:00pm
Curtin Graduate School of Business
78 Murray St, Perth


Friday 22 June
10:00am – 12:30pm
Level 8 Seminar room (HB8-18)
University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute
UniSA City West Campus, North Terrace (next to the Morphett Street bridge)
Adelaide, SA 5000


Tuesday 26 June
10:00am – 12:30pm
The Incubator, Macquarie University
8 Hadenfield Ave
Macquarie Park


Thursday 28 June
10:00am – 12:30pm
The Events Room
Level 5, 1 Moore Street, Canberra


Friday 29 June
9:30am – 12:30pm
Swinburne Innovation Precinct
Swinburne University
John St, Hawthorn

The Prime objective

While every journey is different, the idea behind ON Prime is that through a process of customer discovery and market validation, it gives teams a chance to test paths for their IP, know-how or tech and help them unlock the entrepreneurial skills required to take their work to the next level.

But don't just take our word for it, here's what some Prime Alumni have to say about the experience:

"The ON Prime experience was a revelation to me and my team – if you have any aspirations to apply your research for profit, or just for the common good, you should do it."

"The program is like a recipe to cook success. You are able to identify what is required and is missing from the beginning, rather than waiting till you’re in the market, then scratching your head to try and figure out why it's not working."

"We had a really good idea, and then the CSIRO ON Prime program completely ruined it, and made it so much better! We're now back to the drawing board, but with a much more realistic and achievable vision for the future."

"The CSIRO ON Prime program provided a stronger understanding of how to prove a concept, and validate a product within specific markets. Recommended for anyone who wants to take their ideas and research into the real world."

"Where do I start?! I love it. I have grown so much, I know myself so much better. I am a better team member, public speaker, entrepreneur-in-training, scientist, this list could go on, as a consequence of this program. I know what I don't want to do anymore and that is so freeing."

Feeling inspired?

Have you got an idea with the potential for real world impact? Apply to be part of ON Prime5!

Applications open 18 June, 2018, and it's an easy two-step process. Find out more at How to apply for ON Prime.

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