RISE Network

Great innovation requires a whole-of-ecosystem approach.

It’s why we’re working with stakeholders across the Indian and Australian innovation ecosystems.

A powerful delivery partnership

Atal Innovation Mission – NITI Aayog

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) – NITI Aayog is the Government of India’s flagship initiative to create and promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across the length and breadth of our country.

AIM’s objective is to develop new programmes and policies for fostering innovation in different sectors of the economy, provide platforms and collaboration opportunities for different stakeholders, and create an umbrella structure to oversee the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem of the country.


As Australia’s national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

We are thinkers, problem solvers, leaders. We blaze new trails of discovery. We aim to inspire the next generation.

We collaborate with industry, government, universities and research organisations to turn big ideas into disruptive solutions.

We use collaborative research to turn science into solutions for food security and quality; clean energy and resources; health and wellbeing; resilient and valuable environments; innovative industries; and a secure Australia and region.

RISE Accelerator Round 1 corporate supporter

CSIRO and AIM’s joint vision of the Program is knowledge exchange and collaboration within industry, science and technology innovation ecosystems. 

Inaugural corporate supporter, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), will share industry experience and best-practice knowledge with a focus on agile internationalisation and innovation for sustainability. This will provide valuable insights to RISE Accelerator participants as they fast-track their circular economy solutions across borders.  

“TCS is thrilled to be involved with this flagship initiative in environmental progress and growth-for-good.” – Vikram Singh, Country Head Australia and New Zealand, Tata Consulting Services

We’d love to hear from you

The RISE Accelerator program offers you a unique opportunity to work with innovative startups and SMEs, and deepen your cross-border connections. From light touch to a deeper involvement, if you’re interested in contributing to participants’ success over each stage of the program, please send us a message. We’ll arrange a time to meet with you to explore how you can be involved in helping Indian and Australian startups and SMEs RISE.