Climate KickStarter

The small print

1.Background and introduction

Climate KickStarter provides targeted commercialisation training to climate and clean-tech researchers. The program has been co-designed and developed by Climate-KIC Australia, The Future Batteries Industries CRC and RACE for 2030 CRC. Climate KickStarter focuses on the researcher as an individual and supports them to develop the confidence, knowledge, skills, and ability to identify and understand commercialisation opportunities and processes. The program consists of two courses – Light and Deep Dive.

The shorter Light course is designed as an early exposure point to introduce researchers to commercialisation.

  • 2 x 6-Hour sessions
  • 2 sessions over 1 week
  • Online
  • Sessions include lectures, group work and individual time to apply learnings to research and self. Sessions are shorter and lighter than Deep Dive.

A longer Deep Dive course is designed to equip researchers with the skills to be able to apply their research to the commercial space.

  • 3 x 5-hour sessions
  • 1 x retrospective session with the sponsoring CRC.
  • 1 session per week over 1 month or 6 weeks
  • Sessions include lectures, group work and individual time to apply learnings to research and self
  • Self-directed learning required in-between sessions
  • Short learning deck developed, reviewed, and presented

The Program is organised by Climate-KIC Australia Ltd, registered in Australia under ABN 95616047744 (“Climate-KIC”).

Climate-KIC is running this Program in collaboration with our Sponsors and partner network across Australia (“Partners”).

These terms, conditions and any rules for Climate KickStarter operate for the benefit of Climate-KIC and our partners who contribute to or are involved in the administration, operation and maintenance of Climate KickStarter.

References to “we” “us” and “our” in these Terms and Conditions shall refer to Climate-KIC and its Partners.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before you register for any of the two courses within this program.

By submitting the registration form, you accept these Terms and Conditions and agree to comply with them.

A copy of these Terms and Conditions can be provided to you if you send us an email to

2. Submitting a registration

  • You can only register yourself for any part of the program, if you have received a written confirmation from your CRC representative that your EOI was successful and that you have been granted a sponsored spot in the program.
  • Submission deadlines differ per course.
  • We are not liable for possible deficiencies of the registration platform. Please note that we are not responsible for problems regarding computers, networks or any other reasons that may lead to late registrations.

3. What happens next – timeline

Climate KickStarter is run entirely online.

If your registration is successful, Climate-KIC will contact you with all details regarding starting date and time of your course. Climate-KIC will send you a reminder prior to each course day and make all of your course materials accessible to you via the Dropbox platform.

4. Cancellation and Changes

When you register, you are confirming your spot in the course and agree to the terms and conditions. Attendance at and participation during the course across ALL course hours and days is mandatory. Cancellation of fewer than 24 hours prior to the course will occur the full training fee for your CRC. If you cannot attend, please let the organiser know three days in advance to allow someone else to take your spot.

  • We may cancel the program or parts of the program or vary these terms and conditions at any time at our discretion. We will post any changes to these terms and conditions on the program website.
  • We reserve the right to suspend the program at any time and to change the form and substance, dates for deadlines and events, locations or specification of the program.

5. Intellectual property rights, information and publicity

  • You confirm by entering the program that, to the best of your knowledge, you are informed and aware of how much of the research, in which you are involved in, you are allowed to disclose during the course and that your attendance and participation in the course does not infringe any third party’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). You are responsible for obtaining any necessary permission from third parties to talk about the research you are involved in during any parts of this course, e.g. your supervisor, industry supervisor or other relevant stakeholders.

If you are not sure what aspects of your research you are allowed to communicate publicly and in the course setting, please ensure to seek advice and permission from your relevant stakeholders. It is your responsibility to ensure not to disclose any non-disclosable information during any part of the course and or that your participation in the course does not infringe any third party’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)

  • Climate KickStarter does not retain any IPR. Any information shared during the course will only be used for the purpose of supporting you through the training course.

6. Personal data

    • Unless stated otherwise, information (including personal information) submitted in any registration will be used by Climate-KIC Australia and its Partners only and will not be shared with other third parties. Privacy Policy.
    • By submitting your registration, you give us permission to use the information provided by you in your registration and during your participation in the program (including your personal details; logos, photos, videos) for the purposes of administering the program. We share this information with our trainers who run the program.

7. Governing law and jurisdiction

These terms & conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Australian laws. Any dispute arising under these terms & conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian courts. By entering the program, you agree to submit to the Australian laws, regardless of your country of establishment or residence.

8. Questions

If you have any further questions about the operation of the program, please contact the Climate-KIC Australia Climate KickStarter team on