Innovation island

CSIRO’s Innovation program, ON, is about identifying technology that has value for Australia and developing the best and fastest way for this technology to make an economic, environmental and social impact for Australia. ON aims to increase our ability to help customers reinvent existing industries and create new industries for Australia. As part of the program CSIRO has developed a three month intensive accelerator program for teams of CSIRO staff and external collaborators to develop and validate high potential innovative ventures.

The world is changing, fast. We are in the throes of shifting to a new economic structure, an evidence-based world, where data underpins our decision making. In the past two years more data was produced globally than in all of history. The volume continues to grow exponentially, resulting in massive economic and societal disruption. At Data61, we are creating our data-driven future.

By combining the expertise of the CSIRO Digital Productivity Business Unit and NICTA teams, we are building the world’s leading data-focused research and innovation powerhouse. A CSIRO entity, Data61 provides a network of capabilities, addressing key growth areas for a data-focused world.

ATP Innovations partners with technology based startups to grow them into global businesses, find investment and create meaningful impact through the support of personalised assistance and mentoring. Our experienced executive team has worked with more than 80 businesses over the last several years, helping them raise over $130 million, sell products across the globe, and for eight, sell their business. We don’t just incubate growth – we multiply your successes and help transform technology businesses into high value companies.

Whether you’re a technology business in engineering, cleantech, IT or Life Sciences – now is the time to take the leap. Let us become valuable members of your team, work with you to raise capital, build your team with the right skills, secure government grants, create new products, grow revenue, and ultimately exit the business profitably. ATP Innovations is host to Australia’s largest community of entrepreneurs where you’ll be working alongside companies solving real world problems with real technologies

Innovation ANU connects ideas, research, government and business to create value for the community. We support innovation and entrepreneurship through a range of education, licensing, consultancies, advice and funding opportunities for startups. The Australian National University’s researchers are continually developing new innovations from a range of disciplines, many of which are available for licensing by industry for further research and development. Our aim is to disseminate the University’s world-class research for academic, scientific and/or commercial benefit. We welcome you to get in touch to learn more about our current opportunities and innovative researchers.

Curtin’s Office of IP Commercialisation provides a gateway to the University for industry and investors with an interest in innovative new technologies, products and services. Curtin has a range of technology-based opportunities from very early stage projects to stand-alone, profitable companies. The University participates in many industry collaborations and has been actively involved in the establishment of numerous companies based on intellectual property developed by Curtin researchers. These companies are rapidly growing and employ over 100 people in new economy jobs. Companies include HiSeis, iCetana, Renergi, Skrydata and ePAT.

MAP supports entrepreneurs of all stages and accelerates the growth of world-class startups. MAP is proudly supported by the University of Melbourne and since its inception in 2012, it has evolved into a program that hosts a range of public forums, master classes and feeder programs to up-skill and connect entrepreneurs. Top startups are awarded access to the MAP Startup Accelerator where they receive $20,000 funding, office space, mentoring and travel to Sydney and Silicon Valley. MAP alumni have raised over $10.0 million in funding, generated almost 80 jobs and $4.0 million in revenue since June 2012. In June 2014 MAP was ranked number 13 globally from over 300 university business incubators surveyed from 67 countries by the UBI Index.

iAccelerate is a University of Wollongong (UOW) initiative built to grow successful and sustainable Startups. iAccelerate utilises a multi-faceted approach to deliver the greatest impact. It is designed around a robust educational program, formalised business acceleration monitoring and one-to-one mentoring. We offer a 2-stream program with up to a 3-year incubation period. iAccelerate provides startups with the opportunity to partner with a university comprising over 30,000 students, 2,000 staff and a significant portfolio of faculties and business units. UOW activities generate over $2 billion in economic activity annually – an extraordinary partner to have on your path to success.

INCUBATE is an award-winning startup accelerator program founded by the University of Sydney Union. Since 2012 we’ve graduated over 40 student-founded technology startups from our 14-week program, helping ventures from prototype to first customer and seed investment. To date our companies have raised over $3 million in seed and currently have a combined valuation of over $10 million. INCUBATE fosters a proactive community of entrepreneurs on campus by providing funding, co-working space and mentoring from Australia’s most recognised entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of high-potential startups.The accelerator is open to entrepreneur community at the University of Sydney and partner universities.

UTS offers a broad range of high quality programs and opportunities for students in the innovation and entrepreneurship fields. These include the ground breaking transdisciplinary combined degree the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, the UTS: Hatchery ‘pre-incubator’ program and a range of executive, undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the UTS Business School including a new MA in Entrepreneurship to be offered 2016. UTS is a leading partner in Piivot a vibrant partnership of tech startups, digital, creative, education and corporate partners seeking to increase opportunities and outcomes for Sydney’s vibrant Startup community.