Cytophenix, Emu Systems among SME’s celebrated by CSIRO


Ten SME innovators that have been through CSIRO’s On Accelerate mentoring programme have been celebrates at a showcase in Melbourne.

ON Accelerate breaks down the challenges that often prevent deep tech ideas and research from getting to market.

The showcase highlighted 10 deep tech teams in CSIRO’s Accelerate 8 cohort for progress in areas including global health challenges, championing sustainability through circularity and pushing the boundaries of advanced manufacturing and AI.

CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Doug Hilton said: “CSIRO’s proud to play a pivotal role in unlocking success pathways that ensure the translation of ideas into real solutions, products and companies.

“We are committed to continually breaking down barriers for researchers to foster the next era of Australian inventiveness.”

Dr Grant Lynch of EMU Systems from the University of Sydney was announced as the recipient of the prestigious 2024 Stanford Australia Foundation (SAF) award scholarship.

The scholarship provides ON Accelerate alumni with the opportunity to benefit from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program.

Cytophenix Co-Founder Dr Christine Carson (pictured) from the University of Western Australia was awarded the CSIRO Impactful Leadership Award, receiving $10,000 to support her ongoing professional development in innovation.

Each team received personalised coaching, enhanced customer and investor engagement skills, networking and event support, and entrepreneurial and commercialisation training throughout the programme.

Other young companies celebrated included Aquatone Solutions, Continuous3D, Cytophenix, EMU Systems, Dragonfly Thinking, ErythroSight, Infinite Bioworks, Jessie Technology, Plasmid Therapy and Wild Yeast Zoo:

Picture: Cytophenix/Dr Christine Crason and the Cytophenix team

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