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This page contains a list of opportunities for researchers and research students.

Funding Opportunities

No funding opportunities at this time.

Training Opportunities

No external training opportunities at this time. For internal opportunities please see the UC ReD calendar.

Innovation Opportunities

Shark Tank Australia
Have you got a ground breaking idea, invention or business proposal that needs to be taken to the next level? The hit Channel 10 show Shark Tank are taking applications now. To apply visit the website.

Pitch it Clever
Imagine you jump into an elevator with a key decision-maker. You’ve got a chance to tell a university Vice Chancellor, a politician, or a business leader why your research matters… and quickly!
Now stop imagining and start pitching!
Universities Australia challenges early to mid-career researchers to talk up their research in a 1-2 minute video. The video should aim to get leaders from across the country to become champions for your work. With prize money of $4,500 and the chance to build your profile are up for grabs. More information visit the website

ON Prime
Applications are now open for the fourth season of ON Prime. Developed by CSIRO, ON Prime is a part-time pre-accelerator that helps research teams validate their research and discover a real world application for it. We provide you with an opportunity to test paths for work through a process of customer discovery and market validation, and help you unlock your entrepreneurial nous to take things to the next level. Applications close 2nd February 2018. For more information visit ON Prime and to apply register your details here.

Discovery Translation Fund
Do you have an invention or research, that you think should be commercialised? The Discovery Translation Fund is designed to help researchers take their projects with commercial potential forward. Grants can be awarded for up to $50,000 per project, with funding above $50,000 considered for projects of exceptional potential. Think you have a suitable project? Please contact .

First Wednesday Connect
Join entrepreneurs, business people, and innovators in Canberra for the first First Wednesday Connect of 2018 on Wednesday 6 February between 5pm and 6.30pm at the CBR Innovation Network.  First Wednesday Connect is free and you will see over 150 people for pitchers, a surprise speaker, drinks and nibbles. Register now.

Main Sequence Ventures
Do you have a Deep Tech innovation or vision that could change the world? Or do you have the skills that could benefit a deep tech start up? Main Sequence Ventures is a venture capital program, launched by CSIRO and funded by the Australian Government, designed to spur Australian innovation and enable world changing visions. Unlike many other venture capital funds, Main Ventures is looking to provide additional value through linking organisations and capabilities to create synergies to realise the untapped potential in the Australian research and innovation environment. Opportunities also exist for researchers to shadow investors and see firsthand what they are looking for. If you are interested in working with Main Sequence Ventures, please contact

Innovation Connections
UC is lucky to have Dr Jacqui Watt visit the campus on the last Monday of every month. Jacqui works to link researchers and business together to solve industry led problems, through government co-sponsored research projects. If you have a business that you are working on a project with, they may be eligible for matched government funding or alternatively, if you have research skills that might help a business, book in and have a chat with Jacqui. Contact for queries.