The University of Newcastle, Australia

On Prime 2018

Monday, 29 January 2018

Will 2018 be the year that you turn your science or technology research ideas into reality? CSIRO ON Prime might just be the thing to get you there.

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Applications are now open for ON Prime, Australia’s sci-tech pre-accelerator designed to help researchers translate their big ideas into real-life impact.

ON Prime is a part-time pre-accelerator that brings together Australia’s brightest researchers—that’s where you come in—with leading entrepreneurs, business and commercialisation specialists and inspiring mentors. Together, you will test paths for your IP and/or technology through a process of customer discovery and market validation, and unlock your entrepreneurial nous required to take your work to the next level.

The best bit? There is no cost to you for participating and there’s no strings attached. Teams selected into ON Prime also have the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 as performance bonus throughout the program.

More than 30 UON researchers have successfully completed ON Prime in 2016 and twice in 2017. Hear what some of the recent university research teams who’ve participated in ON Prime had to say about their ON experience and why you should apply.

Applications for the next round of ON Prime (April-June) close on Sunday 4 February 2018.

CSIRO ON Prime Application Office Hours at Three76 Hub

Want to give your application to ON Prime the best chance of succeeding? Bring a copy of your draft application and any questions you have for a one-on-one 30-minute session with ON Prime program facilitator Brian Dorricott at Three76 Hub.

Monday 29 January, 2-6pm

Three76 Hub, 376 Hunter St, Newcastle (opp Newcastle Law Courts)

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