Ready to take your future ON?

Ready to take your future ON?

Applications opened this week for the next round of Australia’s only sci-tech Accelerator, ON. CSIRO’s 12-week intensive program brings together the best partners from science and industry to take your idea from bench to beta.

The ON acceleration programs are open to employees of Australia’s publicly funded research agencies (PFRA), including CSIRO and Australian universities.

The program is designed for researchers and their collaborators – participating teams may be comprised of Commercialisation Managers, IP Managers, PhD candidates and undergraduate students. The only requirement is that each participating team must include at least one full-time employee from an eligible PFRA.

Check to see which ON program your project idea is best suited to:


ON Prime: Queensland is Calling for Big ideas for Australia’s Food and agriculture sector.

The first ON Prime available in QLD will be based in Brisbane, and they are seeking applications from researchers with big ideas for Australia’s Food and Agriculture sector.

They are keen to hear from teams working on:

  • functional ingredients
  • predictive procurement
  • new food processing technologies
  • sustainable packaging
  • nutrition.

Or perhaps you’re working on something so new there isn’t a category for it yet!

If you have a big idea that doesn’t fit in this category, don’t fret! There are four other ON Prime programs available across the country. Successful teams are provided with an OPEX budget, defined at the start of the program, to assist with travel related expenses such as interstate travel.

Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (


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