SME Connect - SIEF STEM+ Business

Facilitators work with businesses and research organisations to establish projects and facilitate financial assistance in the form of a SIEF STEM+ Business grant of up to $105,000 per annum to support projects involving:

  • the placement of early career researchers from Australian publicly-funded research organisations and Australian universities with SMEs
  • development and implementation of new ideas with commercial potential.

Businesses are required to make a cash contribution that matches the value of the STEM+ Business grant. Applications will be assessed on the opportunity for knowledge transfer between SME and University, anticipated commercial benefit for the SME and the development of the ECR and SMEs staff. Scheme operated by CSIRO SME Connect team and David Fleming is a local CSIRO representative, who is able to assist.

This is a new scheme which is continuous.


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