CSIRO has invited start-ups and SMEs working in digital health and medical technologies to apply for its upcoming Innovate to Grow program, which is held online, runs for ten weeks, and is free to successful applicants..
According to a statement from the organisation on Monday, the program is designed to assist companies operating in critical sectors to advance technologies, solutions and ideas through R&D.
Innovate to Grow applications were being accepted last year for industries including cyber security and digital technology, plastic waste reduction, and agrifood.
CSIRO’s Biomedical Manufacturing Research Director Professor Susie Nilsson said, “Developing a sustainable product in the digital health and medical technology sectors is a challenging and often underestimated process.
“The daunting task of navigating stringent testing and product development processes can be particularly overwhelming for SMEs.
“Innovate to Grow presents a unique opportunity for businesses to gain valuable insights from industry experts about how research and development collaboration can help take their technology to the next level. In particular, the way in which businesses can advance from a research idea to a tangible R&D opportunity.”
Participants in the program will collaborate with a mentor from CSIRO or a university on technical and business challenges, “while exploring R&D opportunities, gain[ing] insight into partnering with research organisations and craft[ing] compelling R&D funding applications”.
The next digital health and medical technologies cohort will begin the course March 14, with applications closing February 18.
More information is available here.