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About the ON Program

The ON program is delivered as part of a broad suite of innovation initiatives. The directive of our innovation program remains the same as when the ON program was first formed  to fast-track technology and ideas into the market and to get it into people's hands more quickly.

Originally developed as part of CSIRO's Innovation Catalyst in 2015, the ON program has delivered industry-leading innovation training and support to thousands of people from Australian universities and research institutes.

Our program of events and experiences delivered throughout this time (including ON Accelerate and ON Prime) has been successful in driving impact and creating cultural change.

Our programs continue to support researchers and deep tech businesses create impact with their work.

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Important statistics


Participants upskilled through ON programs


Jobs supported by new companies formed by ON alumni

$305+ million

Commercialisation grants attracted by ON alumni

$311+ million

Investment capital raised by new companies

Australia’s cohort of deep-tech founders

We are here to support the scientific and research sector as Australia's national science agency and innovation catalyst.

We are very proud to have supported over 3500 people through our ON programs since 2015 and we are looking forward to working with our facilitators, coaches and experts to increase this figure over the next few years.

So we've
just launched ON 2.0 today here in Sydney and we've announced the ten successful
teams, the first cohort that will go through the program.
If we can get as excited about science to drive innovation as we are about sport,
then Australia will have an amazing future created by the power of science
to solve the problems we need to solve, to make the future so
much better than the past
ON Accelerate is a free program that gives teams the skills and support to develop high potential innovative ventures.

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