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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 STEM PLUS




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, Innovation Connections at and Funding-roadmap which is a Jobs for NSW initiative, are both sites worth visiting.