$10,000 - $50,000
Matched funding to undertake R&D activities with CSIRO researchers
Maximum length of project
180 Australian businesses
Number of businesses we've supported
Kick-Start projects span many sectors
An SME Connect introduction between retail leasing specialists LeaseInfo and CSIRO’s Data61 has revolutionised commercial lease abstraction.
CSIRO researchers helped Amber Electric develop a predictive model to forecast wholesale prices to give consumers greater choice and save money.
Australian Plant Proteins
Australian Plant Proteins (APP) optimised the protein content extracted from faba beans to more than 80% through a CSIRO Kick-Start project.
CSIRO Kick-Start assisted a Newcastle-based entrepreneur, and dog-lover, develop scientifically-sound pet food.
CannPal Animal Therapeutics
CannPal identified a gap in the market for natural plant-derived animal therapies that are both safe and effective for promoting better health and wellbeing for companion animals, focusing on compounds derived from cannabis.
The Critterpedia platform uses an algorithmic solution to identify the species of spider or snake submitted by users.
Helping Conflux Technology commercialise its novel liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger technology.
Helping goodMix to evaluate the nutritional composition of their superfood muesli mix Blend11.
With support from CSIRO Kick-Start, Data 61 and Molten Labs are working on robots that can clear land mines.
CSIRO researchers helped to optimise Q-Sera's blood collection technology for commercial use.
Further Kick-Start success stories
Supported by CSIRO Kick-Start, we are testing seaweed-derived polymers for use as an alternative to conventional plastics.