New accelerator to help Australian and Indian climate tech startups RISE!

November 23rd, 2023

Science-backed climate tech startups looking to expand overseas between India and Australia will benefit from a new accelerator program.

Delivered in partnership by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and the Indian government, the Rapid Innovation and Startup Expansion (RISE) Accelerator program is purpose-built to help Indian and Australian SMEs and startups with mature science-led technology fast-track their cross-border impact.

Startups will be supported to navigate early steps in a new region, validate and adapt technology and research overseas, fast-track connections to the right partners, customers and talent, and build credibility to succeed in international markets.

The first round will focus on startups working on circular economy solutions or technology. Applications open 21 November 2023 and close 7 January 2024, with the nine-month program set to commence in early 2024.

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