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Here are the 12 deep tech startups CSIRO chose for its latest ON Accelerate program

- December 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

Science agency CSIRO has announced the 12 planned deep-tech startups selected for its ON Accelerate program in 2024. The ideas span everything from global health challenges to sustainability through circularity, and advanced manufacturing. The ON program gives university researchers access to a network of industry experts and investors, to help them refine and validate their… Read more »

Dr Megan Sebben

CSIRO opens the door for its R&D funding program, Kick-Start, to larger companies

- October 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

National science agency CSIRO has expanded the qualifying criteria its Kick-Start program, which offers Australian small businesses can now access research and development (R&D) funding. Businesses with a turnover of up to $10 million are now eligible, up from the previous $1.5 million threshold. The Kick-Start program offers dollar-matched funding to access CSIRO’s research expertise… Read more »

Drone, farm, agriculture, agtech

CSIRO has launched a free online innovation program for agrifood startups

- September 19, 2023 2 MIN READ

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is offering a new online learning program for free for startups focused on innovation in agrifood. The ‘Innovate to Grow: Agrifood’ program runs for 10 weeks from November and is designed to help early-stage companies assess how they can advance their technologies, solutions and ideas through research and development (R&D).… Read more »

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Other tech

How silicon are our valleys? New CSIRO mapping identifies Australia’s tech clusters

- August 1, 2023 2 MIN READ

Australia has nearly 100 Antipodean ‘Silicon Valley’ sites creating nearly two-thirds of the country’s tech jobs, according to a new report mapping digital technology clusters nationally for the first time. The report, ‘The geography of Australia’s digital industries’, was produced by CSIRO, and the Tech Council of Australia. It found there are 96 digital clusters… Read more »

Climate Tech

Why thermal energy storage is the overlooked solution to Australia’s renewable energy problems

- April 12, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australia’s transition to renewables is gathering speed, but there’s a looming problem with storage. We will need much more long-duration storage to get us through the night, once coal and fossil gas exit the system. We also need to find new and better ways to create heat for industrial processes. Renewables can supply much of… Read more »

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Climate Tech

CSIRO says Australia’s renewable energy storage capacity needs to 10x to keep the lights on

- March 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

The shift to renewable energy to meet net zero targets will mean Australia has to dramatically scale up its battery storage capacity, a new report from national science agency,CSIRO says. The Renewable Energy Storage Roadmap outlines a 10 to 14-fold increase is required in electricity storage capacity between 2025-2050 for the national electricity market (NEM) to… Read more »


CSIRO revives its ON Accelerate program

- August 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

The CSIRO has revived its ON startup accelerator program, three years after shutting it down, as the government and universities ramp up their push to commercialise research. ON originally launched in 2015 as part of CSIRO’s Innovation Catalyst strategy, supported by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. But in late 2019,… Read more »

Other tech

Climate change, going digital and autonomous: the 7 megatrends CSIRO says are shaping the world

- July 28, 2022 4 MIN READ

Around 3.7 million Australians have been unintentionally caught in an ocean rip. For the unprepared it can be a harrowing experience – but for experienced surfers, rips are a handy way to ride through the whitewash and out to the break. We’re not surfers, but we work at Australia’s national science agency in “strategic foresight”,… Read more »

Grill'd burgers, Fable

From plant-based burgers to insects: the CSIRO’s protein roadmap to where to invest

- April 19, 2022 3 MIN READ

As demand for alternative protein sources grows, Australians are increasingly looking for options that are healthy, sustainable and ethically made. At CSIRO, we have produced a “protein roadmap” to guide investments in a diverse range of new products and ingredients. We believe plant-based patties, lab-made meat and insects are just some of the foods set… Read more »

butcher, abattoir, meat, beef

Feeding the world more protein is a $13 billion opportunity for Australian tech, CSIRO says

- March 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

National science agency CSIRO has produced a technology roadmap for growth in protein production in Australia, believing the opportunity is worth $13 billion. Australian agricultural exports were worth around $50 billion in FY2021, and with that figure predicted to rise by 20% in FY22 to more than $60bn, options beyond beef are seen as the… Read more »

Vincent Gramoli
Other tech

Redbelly Blockchain spins out of University of Sydney and CSIRO as a high-speed commercial solution

- December 21, 2021 2 MIN READ

Redbelly Blockchain, an Australian blockchain developed by the University of Sydney and CSIRO, has spun out as a commercial enterprise, Redbelly Network, in a joint venture with blockchain venture studio Block8. Redbelly, unveiled in 2018 as the world’s fastest blockchain, says it is now also significantly safer and more corruption-proof than other blockchains in commercial… Read more »