Xero Beautiful Business Fund

Funding for Xero small business customers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, and the US.


A program that helps early-stage founders understand the pathway to partnering with a large corporate, like a bank. It’s a high-touch program that creates valuable connections between founders and stakeholders within x15 and CommBank, enabling exploration and experimentation.

Science and Industry Endowment Fund: Experimental Development Program

 Supports research that is at the experimental development end of the research continuum, translates research for commercial impact, moves discoveries along the pathway to commercialisation, accelerates commercialisation and entrepreneurial activities, or ‘de-risks’ for future commercial investors. Lead Applicant must be CSIRO, ANSTO, AIMS, or Geoscience Australia.

Solar ScaleUp Challenge

A global $100 million ‘Solar ScaleUp Challenge’ to accelerate innovation in large-scale solar and drive down costs. The challenge aims to stimulate greater innovation and collaboration in the solar sector – particularly in installation, operations and maintenance.

Investigator Grants

Investigator Grants provide the highest-performing researchers at all career stages with consolidated funding for their salary (if required) and a significant research support package.

AI First Accelerator

A 10-week equity-free accelerator program for Seed and Series A stage Australian startups building AI&ML-driven platforms and products.

Defence Industry Development Grants Program

Funds SMEs to build Australia’s sovereign capability, global competitiveness, technical superiority and national security. The four streams are Sovereign Industrial Priorities, Exports, Security, and Skilling.