In partnership with DST Group, CSIRO is delivering the D.Start Spark program for emerging and new technologies to provide game-changing capabilities for Australia’s defence and national security. Applications close on 8 october.
Supported by the Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF), D.Start Spark is designed to support research-based technology with dual civilian and defence application. It will transfer practical commercialisation and venture-building skills to Australian researchers and their collaborators through a high intensity, fast-paced two-day program delivered virtually by expert facilitators in a workshop format. There is no cost to teams to participate.
D.Start Spark is designed for research teams working on science and technology with a potential defence application. It is the first step towards understanding the customer and market for their project or idea.
It is a high intensity, fast-paced two-day program delivered virtually by CSIRO’s facilitators in a workshop format. There is some pre-work required and there will be one day in between the two sessions, in which time teams will have activities to complete. The program aims to provide the skills, frameworks and mindset to determine ‘proof of problem’, demonstrating the value of a team’s research project and how it addresses a problem in the defence market.
By the end of the two-day experience, participants will be able to:
- apply effective tools to articulate and iterate the unique value proposition of their research/idea
- apply effective tools to articulate and iterate the potential customer segments of their research/idea
- understand and experience a different approach to working on their research impact
- gain experience in presenting their research in a way that’s focused on the problem they’re solving and the impact it has on the world
- better understand the potential defence application for their research/idea.
There is no cost to teams to participate. Applications are now open and will close on Friday 8 October.
For further information go to the CSIRO D.Start Spark page, or contact the D.Start team at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.