Ideas boom

With initiatives worth $1.1 billion over four years, the National Innovation and Science Agenda is here to help you drive your ideas to create business growth, local jobs and global success.

Here are some of the grants and assistance programs that can help…

Business and research collaboration

Business Research and Innovation Initiative

Up to $1 million in funding is available to small-to-medium enterprises who can solve difficult policy and service delivery challenges. Five challenges were announced last week as part of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative and applications close on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

Selected businesses will receive grants of up to $100,000 to complete a feasibility study of their proposed solution within three months. Businesses that successfully complete a feasibility study are then eligible to apply for a further grant of up to $1 million to develop a proof of concept within 18 months.

ON accelerator programme

CSIRO’s ON accelerator programme brings together researchers, Australian universities and publicly funded research agencies with world-leading commercialisation experts. ON offers a range of accelerator services to research teams at different stages of the innovation cycle.

Register your interest to be kept in the loop of application open dates.

Doing business overseas

Global Innovation Linkages programme

The Global Innovation Linkages programme provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers to collaborate with global partners on strategically focused, leading-edge research and development projects. Funding of up to AU$1 million is offered per project over a maximum of four years.

AusIndustry have upcoming information sessions (September, 2016) to discuss programme objectives, eligibility and assessment of applications.

Global Connections Fund

Small-to-medium enterprises and researchers can now apply for a $50,000 bridging grant under the Global Connections Fund initiative.

The bridging grants component opened this week for applications from eligible businesses and researchers.

STEM for women

Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship programme

Applications are now open for grants of between $5 000 and $250 000 to support outreach projects aimed at girls and women to foster interest in STEM and entrepreneurship.

The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship programme aims to improve career opportunities and pathways for women.

More information

2 September 2016