The TechVouchers scheme

The TechVouchers scheme has been established by the NSW State Government to drive opportunities for research and collaboration between NSW small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and Boosting Business Innovation Program (BBIP)delivery partners (which CSIRO is proudly part of).

The TechVouchers program provides opportunities for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate with public sector research organisations. The program provides grants of up to A$15,000 (matched funding) for SMEs to access technical research infrastructure and expertise, such as testing and conducting feasibility studies.

Find out more about TechVoucher

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Grant

Designed to support promising startups with the funds needed to progress from a proof of concept stage to a minimum viable product. For more information MVP Grant


CSIRO Kick-Start

Kick-Start is a new initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.

For more information on Kick- Start click here.


For SMEs who have conducted collaborative research projects previously, we facilitate the placement of early-career researchers into businesses for longer-term research projects. Find out more


Innovations Connections

Innovation Connections is a free one-on-one facilitated service to assist SMEs in establishing research priorities, locating researchers and providing access to funding to fast-track R&D projects. Innovation Connections forms part of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Entrepreneurs’ Programme.


CSIRO Financial Services Pty Ltd trading as Main Sequence Ventures is manager of the CSIRO Innovation Fund (CSIRO Innovation Fund 1, LP “the Fund“), which is intended to help improve the translation of Australian publicly-funded research into commercial outcomes and stimulate innovation in Australia. The Fund was established as part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. For more information visit their website


If you are looking for further funding schemes or support and services information, Innovation Connections and other support for business in Australia can be found at  Also, Grant Connect provides a centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.