News & Analysis

The CSIRO is shutting down its ON startup accelerator program

- October 10, 2019 2 MIN READ

David Burt, executive manager and co-founder of the CSIRO’s ON program. Photo: supplied The CSIRO is shutting down its ON startup accelerator program as funding for the program established as part of former Prime Minister’s Malcolm Turnbull’s “innovation nation” dries up. ON launched in 2015 as part of CSIRO’s Innovation Catalyst strategy, the program landed… Read more »

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A new $90,000 fellowship is giving 3 scientists the chance to commercialise their ideas

- July 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

The CSIRO’s ON accelerator program, in partnership with the Menzies Foundation, has launched a $90,000 12-month fellowship to help scientific entrepreneurs commercialise their ideas. Three Menzies Science Entrepreneur Fellowships will be offered this year.  David Burt, executive manager of CSIRO’s ON program, said the no-strings-attached fellowship is about supporting the nation’s talented science entrepreneurs in… Read more »


Here’s the vital thing missing from Australia’s incredible innovation research

- May 13, 2019 2 MIN READ

David Burt, Executive Manager at the CSIRO’s ON Accelerator Australians are great innovators. We created Wi-Fi, black box flight recorders, and cochlear implants to name a few. But despite the abundance of revolutionary science technology that has the power to reshape the Australian industry, too often, much of this technology exists in a theoretical phase.… Read more »