AUS: CSIRO Kick-Start

CSIRO

CSIRO Kick-Start is a new initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.

The program offers eligible businesses access to dollar-matched funding of $10,000-$50,000 to undertake the following research activities with CSIRO:

  • Research into a new idea with commercial potential.
  • Development of a novel or improved product or process.
  • Test a novel product or material developed by the company.

Key Criteria:

Australian businesses will need to provide evidence they meet the following criteria as part of the application process:

  • Have an annual turnover and operating expenditure <$1.5million, in the current and each of the two previous financial years OR have been a registered company for less than three years,
  • Have an ACN and be registered for GST, and
  • Be able to demonstrate they can fully support their proportion of the project funding.
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