Applying is a simple two-step process


All teams must have at least one team member from a eligible University or publicly funded research agency. Watch this site, or our social media, to learn when each Prime round opens for your application.

Step 1: An online application

Each team is required to fill out an online application form on the ON Application portal and include a business model canvas and an optional video. Remember that you must have an eligible university or PFRA email address to apply. Generic email addresses (i.e Gmail, Live etc) cannot be used.

Step 2: Online evaluation

Once the application date has closed, online evaluation will commence and the highest rated applications will be invited to participate in ON Prime. Successful teams will be notified approximately two weeks after the application closing date. Applicants who do not successfully progress to ON Prime will be provided with access to detailed feedback from the evaluation process to help them refine and continue to work on their sci-tech ideas.

Applications are evaluated by a team of CSIRO and external experts in commercialisation and investment, against the following key criteria:

  • evidence of impact potential and market opportunity
  • competitive strength - technology readiness level and IP position
  • team strength - diversity, ability to be coached, multidisciplinary and cross-organisation
  • evidence of traction relevant to the program being applied for.

Important dates

  • LaunchCamps are coming to your site across 2018 - see our LaunchCamp page for more details.
  • ON Prime6 coming in 2019

For further information, please feel free to contact us and talk to one of our team.

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