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We love collaboration at ON Prime. In Winter 2019, we are pleased to offer two additional opportunities to researchers who come through our program. These initiatives are exclusively available to ON Prime participants.

How to apply

You can apply for these opportunities as part of your ON Prime application. In your online application for ON Prime, please select 'Yes' against the appropriate opportunity. If you are selected for ON Prime, your application will then be considered by the organisations offering these opportunities.

ARENA Commercialisation of R&D Funding Initiative Extra

We're excited to share that the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will offer our ON Prime teams the chance to apply to a $1 million funding initiative, for $100 000 kick-start grants to help commercialise renewable energy ideas.

As part of this, ARENA will also run a national, one-day Renewable Energy Commercialisation Workshop. Here, teams will meet leaders and experts in the renewable energy sector, including industry representatives and potential commercialisation partners.

What is ARENA looking for?

To be eligible to apply for an ARENA Commercialisation of R&D Funding Initiative Pilot grant, teams must complete ON Prime and attend the ARENA Commercialisation Workshop during ON Prime this winter.

Specifically, ARENA will be looking to support ON Prime teams who are developing innovative technologies that have the potential to create new solutions for delivering secure, reliable and affordable renewable energy (including hybrid and enabling technologies).

After completing ON Prime, teams can apply for a Commercialisation of R&D Funding Initiative Pilot grant from 5 August to 2 September 2019.

More details are available on ARENA’s website .

ARENA Information sessions

Information about ARENA's Commercialisation of R&D Funding Initiative Pilot will be presented at the following information sessions:

  • Canberra: 10-11 am (AEDT) Monday 4 February 2019
  • Online session: 2-3 pm (AEDT) Monday 4 February 2019
  • Sydney: 10-11 am (AEDT) Tuesday 5 February 2019
  • Newcastle: 3.30-4.30 pm (AEDT) Tuesday 5 February 2019
  • Brisbane: 10-11 am (AEST) Wednesday 6 February 2019
  • Melbourne: 10-11 am (AEDT) Thursday 7 February 2019
  • Adelaide: 10-11 am (ACDT) Friday 8 February 2019
  • Perth: 9.30-10.30 am (AWST) Monday 11 February 2019.

Please register your interest for these information sessions on ARENA website.

Defence Research Accelerator Extra

ON Prime, in partnership with the Defence Science Technology Group (DST) under the Next Generation Technologies Fund, will again offer a one-day Defence workshop and networking experience in 2019. This allows researchers a unique opportunity to apply their science or tech research to Australia's national security and defence objectives while being connected with mentors and leaders from the Defence industry.

What are DST are looking for?

Innovative technologies that have the potential to deliver game-changing capabilities for Australia's national security and defence. Teams working on technologies that address the following priority areas with the potential for dual-use applications in the commercial market are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Space capabilities
  • Enhanced human performance
  • Medical countermeasure products
  • Multidisciplinary material sciences
  • Quantum technologies
  • Trusted autonomous systems
  • Cyber
  • Advanced sensors
  • Hypersonics
  • Directed energy capabilities.

You can visit the DST website to learn more about their projects.

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