Department of State Development
  • Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund

For Researchers, Entrepreneurs and Businesses

The Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund (RCSF) supports researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses to accelerate their progress with funding from the South Australian Government.

Funding streams

The RCSF comprises three competitive funding streams:  

Stream 1: Strategic Research Initiatives* 

Supports research initiatives that will create innovative solutions or translate research into industry or commercial outcomes that address economy-wide challenges for South Australia.

Stream 2: Startup and Early Stage Company Incentive  

Provides entrepreneurs with funding to start and scale their innovative early-stage business.

Stream 3: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem Initiatives* 

Supports programs, events and activities that have broad benefit to the startup community.

* Stream 1 and 3 - Calls for proposals to address specific initiatives will be announced with details of timing and funding to be specified from time to time.

Funding is awarded on a competitive basis.

Next steps

Read the guidelines to determine your eligibility.

Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund - Guidelines (updated September 2019)
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Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund - FAQs
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