Connect@Lindfield is a commercialisation program specifically designed for Advanced Manufacturing and Hardware start-ups and SME’s. Connect is proudly funded by the CSIRO’s Lindfield Collaboration Hub.
We are looking for innovative and passionate hardware start-ups and SME’s .Register your Expression of Interest here
Our program is facilitated in a hardware environment overflowing with technical advice, industry coaches/mentors, and like-minded deep-techpreneurs. Understand the journey from Prototype to Production – with six face-to-face sessions over eight weeks dedicated to the growth of your company.
Over eight weeks, this intensive pre-accelerator experience can provide hardware start-ups with the business knowledge, connections and technical expertise to enhance their sustainable business model, seek funding support for runway and apply for further acceleration or incubation.
Some fantastic quotes collected from the 2018, 2019 cohort.
“Connections alone is what makes this program really important to us.” – Quote agreed. (ODL Sleep)
“Going out and talking people – it’s crazy, it’s so good.” – Quote agreed. (ODL Sleep)
“I was about to spend $100,000 on making my product. Luckily I came here and realised what the real pains were.”– Quote agreed (Vloati)
“It’s hard and I feared rejection when I started doing interviews, but I came away remembering my purpose and why I’m going this.”– Quote agreed (Kimiya)
The Lindfield Collaboration Hub’s vision is to support and promote the development of deep tech and hardware innovation in NSW. We do this through various channels – including co-location at our CSIRO Lindfield site, networking events and workshops and programs.
Over the past four years, with the ongoing funding support of the NSW Governments Boosting Business Innovation Program and a network of experienced facilitators and mentors, we have developed 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.