Working on something small that could be big?

Newcastle Innovation invites you to join fellow UON researchers and representatives from CSIRO in the launch of ON.

ON is CSIRO’s accelerator program, which fast-tracks the best Australian science and technology innovations into real world outcomes.

Applications for ON Prime open on August 1 and CSIRO is looking for Australia’s sharpest research minds to apply.

Are you working on a great research idea that has potential to change the way we live? If yes, then ON is for you.

Come along to this info session to learn how UON is partnering with CSIRO, and hear from a team of UON researchers who participated in the program earlier this year about the many benefits they gained from their experience.

When: Thursday 4 August
Where: ATC210
Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Register to attend

To find out more about ON Prime, and how to apply visit or contact Yeshesvini Chandar at Newcastle Innovation. Phone 4921 6490.

About ON Prime

ON exists to empower research teams to improve the world through science and technology that makes a real impact. It’s the entry level part time pre-accelerator that helps research teams validate a fit between their idea and a real world problem.

CSIRO provides you with an opportunity to test paths for your IP, know-how or tech, and help you unlock your entrepreneurial nous required to take your work to the next level. ON Prime embraces a ‘get out of the building’ approach to learning.

Participants receive:

  • Skill development
    • Market Discovery
    • Business Model
    • IP Strategy
  • Access to strong mentor network and support functions
  • Invite to ON Accelerate for eligible teams

Significant follow on funding is available for the best teams that complete ON prime.

What does participating in ON Prime involve?

The commitment to ON Prime is approximately five face-to-face sessions over eight weeks. In addition to this commitment, each program culminates in a ‘Showcase’ event that profiles teams and includes an assessment of the team’s Investment Readiness Level (IRL) by the head coach.

All IP and equity remains the property of the team or their sponsoring institute. After completing ON Prime, eligible teams will be invited to apply for ON Accelerate.


Each team successful in gaining a spot in ON Prime will be provided with an OPEX budget defined at the application stage to support program related expenses.

Important dates

Applications for ON Prime will open 1 August 2016, and close 19 August, and the program will commence in mid-September 2016.

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