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India Australia RISE Accelerator Program

Brief Description:

The India Australia Rapid Innovation and Start-up Expansion (RISE) Accelerator, is a purpose-built program to support and accelerate Indian and Australian start-ups.

RISE Accelerator aims to enable start-ups with mature tech-based innovations to fast-track their cross-border social, economic and environmental impact through a cross-border innovation ecosystem.

RISE Accelerator is operationalized through a powerful partnership between:

1) Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, the Government of India’s flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country

2) CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency

Focus Themes

With a focus on Environment and Climate Technology, the program will be tailored to accelerate start-ups working on a range of areas:

1) Climate Smart Agriculture
2) Clean Energy
3) Circular Economy and Waste Management
4) Climate Smart Mobility

Cohort Size is 10 – 15 start-ups from India and Australia

Cohort Duration is 9 months

Why should a start-up participate?

RISE Accelerator is a program designed to support and accelerate start-ups through joint support from the Indian and Australian innovation ecosystem stakeholders

Value Proposition of RISE:

1) Government Funding and Access to VCs
2) Structured Pathways and Guidance in early steps towards cross-border expansion
3) Access to Mentor and SMEs of India and Australia
4) Opportunity to Pilot, Adapt and Validate Technology for a New Market
5) Fast-tracked Connections to Partners and Potential Customers in a New Market
6) Credibility to Succeed

Who can participate?

AIM and CSIRO invite start-ups in India and Australia with:

1) Innovative Technology in the Thematic Areas with High Potential Impact
2) Commercialized in the Home Country Market
3) Focus to Expand in India or Australia

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