CSIRO’s ON Program

Ready to take your research or tech from concept to market?

CSIRO’s ON Program has helped thousands of researchers to take their idea from the concept to market. Now it’s your time – you’re ON!

The ON Program is centred on equipping researchers with the entrepreneurial and commercialisation skills they need to help them engage with business and drive greater uptake of their research and ideas.

Our two free programs – ON Prime and ON Accelerate – are designed to support researchers at any stage of their project across all disciplines:

ON Prime – This nine-week program will help you develop the skills and confidence you need to undertake customer discovery and market validation activities. In ON Prime we work with researchers at any stage of their project who are exploring all pathways to impact.

ON Accelerate – A three-month full-time accelerator experience for research teams to validate and develop high potential innovative ventures. The program focusses on business models, market validation, capital raising and storytelling.

The ON program is delivered as part of a suite of initiatives being delivered by CSIRO aimed at supporting the commercialisation activities of Australian researchers.

Interested in sharing your expertise as an innovation program mentor?

Become a mentor and share your expertise, advice and guidance to help our teams as part of the ON program national mentor network.