Free 8 week mini accelerator program

Connect@Lindfield is a pre-commercialisation program specifically designed for Advanced Manufacturing and Hardware start-ups and SME’s. We aim to help you identify the best path to market.

Over the past eight years, with the ongoing funding support of the NSW Government’s Boosting Business Innovation Program and a network of experienced facilitators and mentors, we have delivered the Connect@Lindfield Commercialisation Program. This program’s objective is to take early-stage ideas and through a series of customer discovery interviews, transform ideas into viable business models.

We aim to change the dial on your thinking and challenge you to validate your innovative technology with your potential customers in the marketplace. 

What is Connect@Lindfield?

Using the business model canvas as a framework, the program is dedicated to the growth of your company. It aims to:

DEFINE the problem you are solving.

DISCOVER who your customers are.

DEVELOP your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) which can  validate customer needs and demands.

Who is this program for?  

This pre-commercialsation program is specifically designed for Industry. We welcome manufacturing and hardware startups and SME’s.

You don’t have to have a PhD or be University affiliated. 

Deep-tech entrepreneurs with an innovative technology will feel right at home in our engineering/ hardware environment.


Why would you want to be part of this CSIRO commercialisation program?

Connect@Lindfield is a premium commercialisation course at no cost to you! No equity or IP is taken.

Facilitated by expert lean innovation practitioners.

Mentors come from CSIRO and the hardware Industry ecosystem.

“Its like having a business coach, cheerleader and  Industry start-up expert sitting on your shoulder for 8 weeks.”




Connect@Lindfield 2023 applications are now closed. Join our mailing list to be notified when our next program opens.