Posted: 23 November
Closes: 17 February 2023
ON Prime is a free program designed to help research teams of two to five people take their projects to the next level through customer discovery activities and more. We work with researchers at any stage of their project across all disciplines.
During the nine weeks of ON Prime, you will develop a deeper understanding of the people who could benefit the most from your research and sharpen skills to communicate with that audience.
Expert facilitators will support you to build evidence for the impact of your research, so you can make a difference in the world and attract the resources you need along the way. Remotely delivered sessions are spaced out approximately two weeks apart and you should allocate additional time between sessions to undertake stakeholder engagement activities.
Every team’s pathway is different, so what your team gets out of ON Prime will depend on what you are seeking to achieve.
Outcomes from teams in recent years include:
Participating teams can receive up to $5000 to reward engagement and learning velocity in the program.
To participate in ON Prime, you must apply with a team of two to five people. One person needs to be a researcher at an Australian research organisation. The rest of your team may include anyone else you think will add value to your team, for example:
If you are a small team, think about who else you could involve in ON Prime to strengthen your group.
All team members should be based in Australia for the duration of the program.
ON Prime is currently delivered online in six days of facilitated sessions. The sessions are spread over nine weeks, with the first two days in the first week, and then a day every second week. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with your cohort facilitator in team coaching between the workshops. You’ll also meet with your allocated innovation mentor between sessions.
The showcase event in week nine will be an in-person event. There may be a requirement to travel for the showcase event (travel costs supported).
The program requires moderate effort and allocation from teams.
Each team member should allocate at least one day per week allocation for nine weeks.
The current round of ON Prime is being delivered between October to December 2022, with a showcase event in early 2023.
Call for applications for our next ON Prime round are now open, it is anticipated that the delivery for this round will run from April to June 2023.
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Applying to participate in ON Prime is a simple, two-step process:
Each application is evaluated by multiple experts from our extended network. The highest rated applications will be invited to participate in ON Prime.
Applications are evaluated against how clearly they have articulated the following points:
Successful teams will be notified approximately four weeks after the application closing date. Applicants who do not successfully progress to ON Prime will be provided with access to detailed feedback from the evaluation process to help them refine and continue to work on their ideas.
Watch a recording of our ON Prime applicant information session.
If you have questions about ON Prime, please contact us on email firstname.lastname@example.org