ON Accelerate is a structured full-time Accelerator for research teams to validate and develop high potential innovative ventures. Through ON Accelerate we work with you to shorten your path to impact, by focusing on your business model, market validation, capital raising and storytelling.

Apply now via the ON Application Portal!

What does participating in ON Accelerate involve?

Participation in the program involves a three month commitment from participants, with approximately 30 per cent of the program delivered in face-to-face workshops.

During this program, researchers are provided with frameworks and coaching from world-class mentors and facilitators to develop and test the most suitable commercial model to achieve impact. In ON Accelerate, teams are also given intensive coaching around effective storytelling, networking, business planning and pitching.

ON Accelerate concludes in a public 'Demo Night' where each team has the opportunity to showcase their ideas to industry and stakeholders – including multinational corporations, large Australian enterprises, SMEs, government, investors and universities.

All IP remains the property of the team or their sponsoring institute, and all participants in each accelerator are required to sign non-disclosure agreements for IP protection.

Following ON Accelerate, teams who demonstrate outstanding progress may be eligible for additional Runway services.


Each team successful in gaining a spot in ON Accelerate is provided with a $15,000 operation expenditure budget to assist them with participation in the program. An additional performance bonus of up to $10,000 is available for high performing teams at the midway point of ON Accelerate.

Key dates

ON Accelerate5 applications closed on 28 September 2018.

  • The ON Accelerate5 Demo Day, a showcase of the teams, will be held on 2 May 2019.
  • Register your interest in the form below for information on when the next round of ON Accelerate applications open.
  • To stay up to date with all the news, team announcements and ON info, follow us on Twitter @ONaccelerator

Meet the teams who experienced ON Accelerate4.

Watch Silentium Defence describe their ON experience [YouTube] .

If you have any questions, please check out our FAQs or get in touch with us at on@csiro.au.

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