CSIRO Kick-Start

The CSIRO Kick-Start program provides maximum matched funding of $50,000 to eligible SME businesses to assist them to develop projects, which will “help them become Australian success stories.”  The funding is provided to research, develop or test new or improved products or processes ideas, which have commercial potential and can be completed within 12 months.

The CSIRO team works with SMEs identifying the required research needs of the company’s and arranges researcher introductions and project scoping. They also assist with the application process and maintain an end-to-end engagement with companies and researchers to ensure favorable outcomes for all parties.