Working with Main Sequence Ventures
The purpose of the Fund is to invest in start-up and spin off companies, and SMEs engaged in the translation of research generated in the publicly funded research sector.
The Fund will comprise a commitment of $70 million in government funding, $30 million revenue from CSIRO's WLAN programme and additional private sector investment, with a target total value of $200 million.
The Fund has a unique value proposition to investors and potential investment opportunities.
- open to investment proposals from CSIRO, Australian universities, other Australian publicly funded research agencies, and their partners including SMEs
- focused on proposals that bring forward the commercialisation of 'deep technology' across government-aligned national industry priorities as currently articulated through the Industry Growth Centres
- investing for both commercial return and national benefit
- focusing its investment toward companies establishing themselves and with most assets in Australia during their formative years.
Main Sequence Ventures
Main Sequence Ventures has been formed by CSIRO to manage the CSIRO Innovation Fund, and invests in early stage deep technology and science ventures with their origins in the Australian publicly-funded research sector. Main Sequence Ventures is custom designed for a new kind of founder in which science and technology run deep.
Please contact the Main Sequence Ventures team via the Main Sequence Ventures website .