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.

Become a RISE Accelerator mentor

Do you have broad experience in the startup lifecycle, a business development background or experience in the Indian or Australian startup ecosystem? Are you looking for an opportunity to share your insights and passion with others who are developing their skills in this space?

We are always looking to add to our enthusiastic team of mentors. We seek people who are passionate about science, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and have the drive to deliver their passions to others.

Become a RISE Accelerator corporate or industry partner

The RISE Accelerator program offers you a unique opportunity to deepen your cross-border connections.

From light touch to a deeper involvement, there are opportunities for industry and corporate partners to contribute to participants’ success at each stage over the life of the program.

We’d love to hear from you

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or corporate partner, please send us a message. We’ll arrange a time to meet to discuss how you can be involved in helping Indian and Australian startups and SMEs RISE.