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National Innovation and Science Agenda is taking more new innovations from the lab to the marketplace

Friday, December 9, 2016

Ten new science and technology innovations including new radar technology for the Australian Defence Force and a standardised cancer treatment for animals have been selected for the third round of CSIRO’s ON accelerator program.

Funded as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, ‘ON, powered by CSIRO’ is Australia’s sci-tech accelerator and is designed to fast-track great science and technology innovation from the lab to reality.

The selected research teams will commence a 12-week program to commercialise their research, guided by mentors from industry, science and commercialisation in January 2017 and will culminate in a ‘pitch event’ to industry to secure further funds and partners for commercialisation in April 2017.

The combined impact of these big innovations is expected to be felt by all Australians in the form of new jobs, new ways to address some of our biggest social challenges and new opportunities to help industries who are transitioning to compete and grow.

Read the media release: minister.industry.gov.au

More information about CSIRO’s ON accelerator: www.csiro.au/on