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CSIRO Innovate to Grow program: Ending plastic waste

Applications are open for a free 10-week program for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working on plastic or recycling solutions and exploring how research and development (R&D) can advance their project or business.
Build your R&D idea
CSIRO has a goal to reduce 80 per cent of plastic waste entering the Australian environment by 2030.
This mission is intended to support a sustainable plastics circular economy to reduce detrimental impacts to the environment, while delivering economic benefits.

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) play a key role in advancing recycling and plastic solutions. But taking an R&D idea and turning this into reality can sometimes be a daunting prospect.

Applications close: 14 August 2023
Program starts: 7 September 2023

Key program outcomes
Personalised support to refine your idea:
We’ll step you through the process of turning your idea into a viable research project.

Confidential feedback: All submissions through the program portal will receive prompt expert feedback.
Mentor: You will be paired with a researcher from CSIRO or a university to help connect you with the
relevant specialists.
Build your network: You will build key contacts in your sector, including researchers at CSIRO and universities, domain experts, funding professionals and other SMEs.

Key things covered include:
  • Identifying your innovation opportunities.

  • Refining your value proposition.

  • Understanding the R&D viability.

  • Helping you build your business case.

  • Providing guidance on how to prepare a strong funding application.

Find out more here

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