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Funding SourceSummaryFunding AmountLocationSectorStatusMore Infohf:att:pa_locationhf:att:pa_sectorhf:att:pa_statushf:att:pa_accelerator-or-incubatorhf:att:pa_seed-or-equity-fundinghf:att:pa_uni-govt-private
Accelerating Commercialisation

Accelerating Commercialisation provides small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers with access to expert advice and funding to help get a novel product, process or service to market.

$250K - $1millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallopen
Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund (AMESRF)

AMESRF is to support small-scale and pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing, and benefit smaller firms and early stage research. The fund will provide grants to SMEs for rapid initial feasibility testing, allowing the projects to then move quickly to larger-scale research or commercialisation.

$400KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAManufacturingClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wamanufacturingclosed
Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund

The NT Government in partnership with AMGC has launched the $7.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund. The Fund will provide co-investment grants of between $25,000 and $500,000 (or more, based on scale and impact) to industry led advanced manufacturing projects located in the Northern Territory encompassing the Territory’s priority sectors where those projects:
– Commercialise new products and processes, including transitioning a new product or process from prototype stage to full commercial operations
– Support early stage, fast fail, grants to support small scale and pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing

between $25,000 and $500,000NTManufacturingOpenntmanufacturingopen
Advancing Renewables Program

The Advancing Renewables Program provides businesses with funding or finance to develop renewable energy technologies. The renewable energy technologies may include hybrid technologies and technologies that are related to renewable energy technologies.

$50million matched fundingACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WARenewables/ Energy/ ResourcesOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic warenewables-energy-resourcesopen
After Hours Primary Health Care Innovation Grants

After Hours Innovation Grant is to fund initiatives designed to improve access to after hours primary health care and reduce the number of people presenting at emergency departments after-hours for low priority or preventable health issues.

$900KNTMedical/ Heath/ Pharma/ BioTechClosedntmedical-medtech-pharmaclosed
Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grant

The Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants, an initiative to recognise innovation by Australian startups, entrepreneurs and SMBs. Grants include: $20,000 cash grant, exclusive Amazon SMB experience and more.

$80K in value ($20K cash)ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallclosed
Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making Initiative

The Initiative is a collaborative project between the Office of National Intelligence and the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) expertise and capability in areas of significant importance to the Australian defence and national security community.

Individuals are invited to apply their skill and expertise to solve one of 10 AI and ML research and development related challenges.

$20KAll, ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WADefence, IT/ Cybersecurity/ IoTClosedall act nsw nt qld sa tas vic wadefence itclosed
Australian 5G Innovation Initiative – Round 1

The Australian 5G Innovation Initiative provides businesses with opportunities to trial and test 5G applications that demonstrate 5G’s capability and benefits across a range of industry sectors and locations. The grant opportunity; 1. supports 5G trials that undertake rigorous, commercial, and replicable testing of 5G technology, 2. offers businesses the opportunity to identify 5G applications that demonstrate 5G’s capability and 3. supports various projects that demonstrate 5G’s capability and benefits across a range of industry sectors and locations.

up to $2 millionAllAllClosedallallclosed
Australian Manufacturing Fund for Personal Protective Equipment

Australian Manufacturing Fund for Personal Protective Equipment grant opportunity provides funds to eligible small and medium sized businesses, to invest in efficient and transformative manufacturing processes and re-train staff and/or create new jobs to produce personal protective equipment.

$500K+ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAManufacturingClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wamanufacturingclosed
Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund

The funs aims to help the Victorian health sector identify, scale and embed innovation effectively.the Innovation Fund also supports scaling of successful projects, in addition to providing continued coaching and support to sector-led projects and building capability and leadership within the sector.

TBAVICMedical/ Heath/ Pharma/ BioTechClosedvicmedical-medtech-pharmaclosed
Bin Trim Rebates Program

Rebates of between $1000 and $50,000 covering up to 50% of the capital cost of recycling equipment.

$50KNSWWaste/ RecyclingClosednswwaste-recyclingclosed
Bionics Queenslan Challenge

Funding to help redefine what it means to live with a disability or chronic disease. Thre Bionic Innovation challenges were set for 2020 challenge

$50KQLDMedical/ Heath/ Pharma/ BioTechClosedqldmedical-medtech-pharmaclosed
Boosting Female Founders Initiative

The program will provide targeted support on a co-contribution basis to female founders of startup businesses (startups) to scale into domestic and global markets. The program will also provide expert mentoring and advice to meritorious applicants.

between $25,000 and $480,000AllAllClosedallallclosed
Bridge Hub 2020 Water Challenge

Cash prizes on offer for Australian and New Zealand researchers, startups and students. In addition to cash prizes, there is the opportunity for the winners of the research prizes to receive an investment into the commercial outcome of their solution. 

$250K prize poolACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAg/ Agritech/ FoodClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waag-agritech-foodclosed
Build It Better Voucher Program

The ‘Build It Better’ Voucher Program provides small to medium manufacturing businesses in Victoria with funding of up to $20,000 to undertake redesign/reengineering projects to increase their adoption of additive manufacturing technology.

$20KVICManufacturingClosedvicmanufacturingclosed
Building Partnerships grants

Building Partnerships grants help revenue generating startups and SMEs scale or grow strategically through the acquisition of a key customer or channel to market. Building Partnership grants require startups or SMEs to have an innovative solution that addresses a market gap or opportunity and the collaboration of a consortium of partners.

$100KNSWAllClosednswallclosed
Business Development Fund

The Business Development Fund focuses on the growth of innovative Queensland businesses, particularly in the emerging industries of tomorrow. Provides early stage co-investment funding, promotes angel and venture capital investment in Queensland-based businesses. This helps to facilitate the development of a sustainable private market for venture capital finance in Queensland.

$2.5millionQLDAllClosedqldallclosed
Business Events Grant Opportunity

The Business Events Grant program aims to support the event industry including the tourism sector to fund Australian businesses to participate as buyers or sellers at pre-approved business events including exhibitions, conferences and conventions from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021. It aims to ease the financial pressure for business event organisers and to incentivise Australian business to participate as buyers/sellers at pre-approved events.

Up to $250,000AllAllClosedallallclosed
Business Growth Fund Program

The Business Growth Fund Program is a grant program which provides targeted assistance for small and medium businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations. The fund will enable successful applicants to purchase and implement specialised equipment or services to help them seize growth opportunities.

$50KQLDAllClosedqldallclosed
Business Innovation Support Initiatives (BISI) - Innovation Grant Scheme

The Business Innovation Program helps NT businesses develop and commercialise innovation concepts. You can apply for mentoring and funding to support development of an innovation commercialisation plan.

$60KNTAllOpenntallopen
Business Innovation Support Initiatives (BISI) - Innovation Voucher Scheme

The Business Innovation Support Initiatives program provides vouchers to businesses to help them research and develop new products, processes or services.

$25KNTAllOpenntallopen
Business recycling grants

A number of schemes to support business recycling

$300KNSWWaste/ RecyclingClosednswwaste-recyclingclosed
Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Priority Sectors Round

Each time the Business Research and Innovation Initiative opens, we detail up to 5 challenges that government currently faces in policy and service delivery areas. The grant gives you the opportunity to solve these challenges using innovative approaches.

$1.1millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallclosed
CBR Screen Fund

CBR Screen Fund is delivered by Screen Canberra whose remit is to support and grow the local ACT screen industry.  The Fund is a multipurpose, strategic fund that seeks projects, opportunities and partners that can best meet the objectives and criteria of the Fund.

ACTCreative ArtsClosedactcreative-artsclosed
Circulate, NSW Industrial Ecology Program

The Circulate Industrial Ecology Program is designed to fund innovative, commercially oriented industrial ecology projects. Circulate supports projects that will recover materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill, and to instead use them as feedstock for other commercial, industrial or construction processes.

$20,000 - $150,000NSWWaste/ RecyclingClosednswwaste-recyclingclosed
Civil Construction Market Program grants

The Civil Construction Market Program provides grants to organisations to divert construction and demolition (C&D) waste from landfill, and post-consumer recyclate such as glass, paper and plastic through reuse, recycling and industrial ecology projects in the NSW civil construction sector.

Up to $250,000NSWWaste/ RecyclingClosednswwaste-recyclingclosed
Clean Energy Innovation Fund

The CEFC’s role is to increase investment in Australia’s transition to lower emissions. CEFC invest to lead the market, operating with commercial rigour to address some of Australia’s toughest emissions challenges – in agriculture, energy generation and storage, infrastructure, property, transport and waste. $20million total in the fund.

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WARenewables/ Energy/ ResourcesOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic warenewables-energy-resourcesopen
Commercial Development Grants Program - 15K Plus

The Arts 15k-plus grant program offers between $15,000 and $60,000 funding for artists, creative industry professionals and organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

$40KWACreative ArtsClosedwacreative-artsclosed
Commercial Development Grants Program - U15K

The Arts U-15k grant program offers up to $15,000 for artists and creative industry professionals to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

$15KWACreative ArtsOpenwacreative-artsopen
Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants provide funding for medium to long-term, industry-led research collaborations. CRC grants fund medium to long-term, industry-led research collaborations

Up to 50% of project costsACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallclosed
Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants

CRC-P grants provide funding for short-term research collaborations. Round 11 is open to all industry sectors however will have a focus on supporting projects that align with the National Manufacturing Priorities and also includes dedicated funding for projects that support research and development activities in regional areas.

$3millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallclosed
CSIRO Innovation Fund

Main Sequence Ventures is manager of the CSIRO Innovation Fund, which is intended to help improve the translation of Australian publicly-funded research into commercial outcomes and stimulate innovation in Australia. 

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallopen
CSIRO Kick-Start

CSIRO Kick-Start provides matched funding for start-ups and small to medium enterprises to help access CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow your business.

Up to $50K matched fundingACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallopen
Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund

The fund is open to organisations partnering together to find innovative new ways to improve the quality or availability of cyber security professionals in Australia. Grants from $250,000 up to $3 million are available to fund 50% of eligible project expenditure. Each application must be a joint application with a lead organisation, who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply, and at least one other project partner.

$250,000 - $3 millionAllIT/ Cybersecurity/ IoTClosedallitclosed
Defence and Aerospace Industry Development Fund

Support to QLD SME to enhance their prospects for securing participation in defence and aerospace industry supply chains.

$30KQLDDefence, Space/ AerospaceClosedqlddefence space-aerospaceclosed
Defence Global Competitiveness Grants

Defence Global Competitiveness Grants will help Australian SMEs to invest in projects that build export capability to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry.

$150KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WADefence, IT/ Cybersecurity/ IoT, ManufacturingOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wadefence it manufacturingopen
Defence Innovation Hub

Defence Innovation invest and assist innovative small businesses via an open call for proposals against defined innovation priorities, whereby you can submit your proposals to Defence 365 days of the year.

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WADefenceOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wadefenceopen
Defence Innovation Partnership

Defence Innovation Partnership’s Collaborative Research Fund provides up to $150,000 to support genuine collaboration across government, universities and industry, as a catalyst for defence-relevant research, development and innovation.

$150KSADefenceOpensadefenceopen
DST Operations Research Collaboration

The ORnet is a collaborative initiative between Defence and academia that will bring together a network of universities to work on Defence problems.  It was established to grow and strengthen the Australian operations research (OR) community’s ability to support Defence decision making, with a particular focus on Australian Defence Force design and employment.

$100KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WADefenceClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wadefenceclosed
EIS government co-funded exploration drilling

The Co-funded Exploration Drilling Program t is a competitive program, open for applications twice a year, which offers up to a 50 per cent refund for innovative exploration drilling projects, capped at specific amounts.

$200KWAMining/ METS/ ResourcesClosedwamining-mets-resourcesclosed
Energy Efficient Communities Program – Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020

The Energy Efficient Communities Program – Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020 provides community groups with grants up to $12,500 for energy efficient equipment, energy generation and storage systems, and energy audits.

$12.5KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WARenewables/ Energy/ ResourcesClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic warenewables-energy-resourcesclosed
Entrepreneurs' Programme - Business Growth Grants

Business growth grants are small grants to engage external expertise to help you implement the recommendations in your have received in your Entrepreneurs’ Programme business advice or facilitation service plan.

$20KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallopen
Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections Grant

Following an Innovations Connections Facilitation, you can apply for an IC Grant to undertake a research project that addresses the recommendations made in the Facilitation Report. Research projects must be in collaboration with a Publicly Funded Research Organisation and should develop a new idea with commercial potential.

$50KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallopen
Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.

$1.2millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallopen
Farm Innovation Fund

The Farm Innovation Fund is part of the NSW Government’s Drought Strategy and is a long term, low interest rate loan for NSW farmers for permanent on-farm infrastructure.

250KNSWAg/ Agritech/ FoodOpennswag-agritech-foodopen
Food Innovation Voucher Stream

Voucher scheme helps companies access the know-how needed to innovate, diversify, improve productivity and take new and innovative products to market.

$50KVICAg/ Agritech/ FoodClosedvicag-agritech-foodclosed
Future Industries

Concentrating on high growth industry sectors, the government has developed a suite of Future Industries sector strategie. The strategies are guiding the government’s investments and activity. Priority actions for government under the strategies include investment facilitation, grants and other programs, targeted infrastructure improvements, programs to build workforce skills, and collaborative initiatives to support the adoption of global best practices.

VICAg/ Agritech/ Food, Defence, Education/ EdTech, Medical/ Heath/ Pharma/ BioTech, Renewables/ Energy/ ResourcesClosedvicag-agritech-food defence education-edtech medical-medtech-pharma renewables-energy-resourcesclosed
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases: Cancer Prevention Funding Call

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) supports international and interdisciplinary collaborations in research, focusing on chronic non-communicable diseases. The GACD places particular emphasis on research into cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), type 2 diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, mental health and certain cancers.

Share of $5millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAMedical/ Heath/ Pharma/ BioTechClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wamedical-medtech-pharmaclosed
Global Innovation Linkages Programme

The Global Innovation Linkages Program provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers collaborate with global partners. Your project must be in at least 1 of the 6 priority areas. The priority areas align with the 6 Government-funded Industry Growth Centres set up to support industry.

$1millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallclosed
Horticulture Innovation Fund

The Horticulture Innovation Fund is enabling industry to partner with research organisations on projects that use new technologies and techniques for improving overall economic performance.

$50KVICAg/ Agritech/ FoodClosedvicag-agritech-foodclosed
Incubator Support Initiative – New and Existing Incubators

Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators gives incubators the help they need to assist start-ups,

$50K more with accountant declarationACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallclosed
Innovation Connect (ICON) program

ICO Grant program and provids matched funding between $10,000 and $30,000. The program supports the thriving startup culture in Canberra and empowers entrepreneurs to develop and grow their innovative ideas.

$10K- $30KACTAllOpenactallopen
Innovation Connections

Innovation Connections assists businesses to understand their research needs, connect with the research sector and fund collaborative research projects. Eligible for businesses in identified growth sector.

$50KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAg/ Agritech/ Food, Manufacturing, Mining/ METS/ Resources, Medical/ Heath/ Pharma/ BioTech, Renewables/ Energy/ ResourcesOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waag-agritech-food manufacturing mining-mets-resources medical-medtech-pharma renewables-energy-resourcesopen
Innovation Fund

The Fund has been established to support new and innovative approaches to employment support and employment services through the provision of small grants.

250KVICAllClosedvicallclosed
Innovation Vouchers Program

The Innovation Vouchers Program can provide SMEs with the financial boost it needs to access professional skills, services or knowledge, enabling you to advance your idea or commercial activity in Western Australia.

$20KWAAllClosedwaallclosed
Local Capability Fund

The Local Capability Fund assists SMEs in WA to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the WA State Government, major projects and other important markets. The current open rounds are:Aboriginal Business, Supplying Key Major Projects and National & International Standards Compliance.

$20KWAAllOpenwaallopen
Made in Queensland Program

Made in Queensland provides matched funding to manufacturers to reimburse up to 50% of the costs of innovative processes and technologies.

$2.5millionQLDManufacturingClosedqldmanufacturingclosed
Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year and Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year

Awarded for outstanding achievements in physical science

$50KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAScienceClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wascienceclosed
Manufacturing efficiency funding

Funding for: Metering and equipment upgrades, Compressed air metering and Compressed air and steam system services

$120KNSWManufacturing, Renewables/ Energy/ ResourcesOpennswmanufacturing renewables-energy-resourcesopen
Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program

The Manufacturing Hub Grant Program was developed to address identified industry challenges and opportunities associated with manufacturing firms transitioning to advanced manufacturing and provides funding support between $5,000 and $1 million. Up to $4.5 million is available for each manufacturing hub to build the advanced manufacturing capability of the Cairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton and Townsville regions.

Up to $1millionQLDManufacturingOpenqldmanufacturingopen
Medical Devices Fund

Medical Devices Fund is a competitive technology development and commercialisation program. It aims to provide support to individuals, companies, public and private hospitals, medical research institutes, universities and the medical devices industry, to take local innovation to market.

Share of $8millionNSWMedical/ Heath/ Pharma/ BioTechClosednswmedical-medtech-pharmaclosed
Minimum Viable Product grant

Minimum Viable Product grants are designed to support promising startups with the funds needed to progress from a proof of concept stage to a minimum viable product. The grants are aimed at startups that are yet to generate revenue to help them engage with a potential business customer, or channel to market, and create innovative solutions that address compelling industry needs or market gaps.

$25KNSWAllOpennswallopen
Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Collaboration Stream

$800 million is available to provide co-funding of up to one third of eligible project costs. This will be through grants between $20 million and $200 million to support large-scale projects that will transform the manufacturing sector by increasing collaboration, and building scale to enhance growth and competitiveness in the National Manufacturing Priority (NMP) areas. We welcome applications from businesses operating in sectors outside the six NMPs as long as the project aligns with one or more of the NMP sectors.

from $20 million to $200 millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAManufacturingOpening Soonact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wamanufacturingopening-soon
Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Integration Stream

The Manufacturing Integration Stream supports projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets. It provides co-funding to encourage linkages between local businesses and domestic and international firms, increasing scale, supply capacity, and the ability to innovate. There will be 6 grant opportunities under the Manufacturing Integration Stream that align with the National Manufacturing Priorities.

Between $1 million to $20 millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAManufacturingClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wamanufacturingclosed
Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative provides up to $2 million to establish or scale a manufacturing capability or a related activity to address supply chain vulnerabilities for a critical product or input identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan. Funding can be used to build manufacturing capability through co-investing in new equipment, technology, skills and processes.

Applications should be guided by the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan which outlines potential supply chain vulnerabilities for critical products, and opportunities for Australian businesses to address them.

$50,000 to $2 millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAManufacturingClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wamanufacturingclosed
Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants

The Australian Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants provide Australian businesses with grant funds to build capacity to deliver products and services into domestic and/or international space industry supply chains that could support Moon to Mars activities.

$250K - $1millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WASpace/ AerospaceOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waspace-aerospaceopen
National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 4

Smart Farms Small Grants is an open, competitive, grant opportunity to support projects to increase farming, forestry and fishing communities’ awareness, knowledge, skills and capacity to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture.

$100,000AllAg/ Agritech/ FoodClosedallag-agritech-foodclosed
National Product Stewardship Investment Fund

Offering grants of between $300,000 and $1 million, to support the establishment of new product stewardship schemes and expand existing schemes. The Australian Government supports product stewardship schemes which reduce waste and prevent harmful materials from ending up in landfill.

$1millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAWaste/ RecyclingClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wawaste-recyclingclosed
New Energy Jobs Fund

New Energy Jobs Fund is designed to support Victorian-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs, increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive innovation in new energy technologies.

$1millionVICRenewables/ Energy/ ResourcesClosedvicrenewables-energy-resourcesclosed
New Frontiers Cooperative Drilling

The New Frontiers Cooperative Drilling program provides grants to successful applicants for exploration drilling programs (Group 1, 6 and 10 minerals only) that demonstrate strong prospectivity, sound financial planning and a proven technical base.

$200KNSWMining/ METS/ ResourcesClosednswmining-mets-resourcesclosed
NSSN Grand Challenge Grants

The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) is calling on research, industry and government stakeholders to form collaborative proposals and apply for funding. The Grant Program has been established to promote the development of innovative, collaborative research projects that advance smart sensing solutions to the four NSSN Grand Challenges: bushfires, water, COVID-19, and ageing.

$100,000NSWAllClosednswallclosed
NSW COVID-19 TechVouchers

The COVID-19 TechVoucher program provides support funding for technology-rich startups, scaleups or small and medium enterprises to collaborate with Publicly Funded Research Organisations to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative R&D products and services that address the many disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

$50KNSWAllOpennswallopen
NSW Defence Innovation Network

NSW Defence Innovation Network is calling for collaborative proposals in the field of Cyber security and Undersea surveillance. Through its Strategic Investment Initiative, DIN will invest $900K of research funding in developing cutting-edge prototypes for defence use.

$450,000NSWDefence, IT/ Cybersecurity/ IoTClosednswdefence itclosed
NSW Government Innovation Districts Challenges

NSW Government calls for R&D solutions that strengthen the entrepreneurship capability of the State for a post-COVID-19 economy. The theme for Innovation Districts Challenge Three is Entrepreneurship. The Innovation Challenge calls on businesses and research institutions for solutions to strengthen the State’s entrepreneurship capability. Solutions could champion Indigenous entrepreneurs, strengthen sovereign capability and local supply chains or address the workforce gap created by international closures.

Up to $250,000NSWAllOpennswallopen
NSW Personal Protective Equipment Grants

This NSW Government program includes a $5 million grants scheme to establish a reliable, domestic supply of PPE products that have been critical in the response to COVID-19 including masks, gowns, disinfectant, handwash and soap or their components.

$100,000 - $500,000NSWManufacturingClosednswmanufacturingclosed
NSW Physical Sciences Fund

The Physical Sciences Fund is a competitive development and commercialisation program for technological innovations in NSW. The fund aims to build on these strengths by supporting the translation of research into devices and systems ready for commercialisation.

Share of $5millionNSWScienceClosednswscienceclosed
NSW Regional Events Acceleration Fund

To support the social and economic recovery of our regions, the NSW Government’s $20 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund helps organisations to attract new major international and domestic events to regional areas and supports existing regional events to grow even bigger and better.

between $50,000 and $200,000NSWAllOpennswallopen
Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Innovation is Australia’s most prestigious awards for outstanding achievements in research- based innovation.

250KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAScienceClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wascienceclosed
Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science is Australia’s most prestigious awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research.

250KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAScienceClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wascienceclosed
Priority Investment Program

Priority Investment Program has been established to work with industry, research and the tertiary sectors to attract investment and grow established and emerging priority areas of Canberra’s economy.

Share of $2millionACTAllClosedactallclosed
Prize for New Innovators

Awarded for outstanding achievements in research-based innovation for early-career achievements made within 10 years of completing relevant studies.

$50KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAScienceClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wascienceclosed
Public Sector Innovation Fund

Designed to drive new, more effective solutions to complex policy and service delivery challenges in Victoria. Support for small-scale collaborative projects that test new approaches to deliver better outcomes.Open to any organisation working with or within the Victorian public sector.

$400KVICAllClosedvicallclosed
QLD Community Social Enterprise Development Grants

The Queensland Government has announced $8 million over the next 2 years for the Social Enterprise Jobs Fund, as part of the Future Skills Fund. The Jobs Fund will continue to build on the commitments under the Queensland Social Enterprise Strategy to support the development of a sustainable and thriving social enterprise sector.

between $5,000 and $20,000QLDSocial enterpriseClosedqldsocial-enterpriseclosed
Queensland Recycling Modernisation Fund

The Queensland Recycling Modernisation Fund is a joint initiative of the Queensland and Australian governments providing $40 million in funding support for industry infrastructure expansions or upgrades to address gaps in the State’s waste reprocessing capacity. Applications are now invited from public or private companies, local governments and not-for-profits looking to use proven resource recovery technologies to improve existing operations or bring significant new facilities to Queensland.

$40 million is available, minimum funding request is $100,000QLDWaste/ RecyclingOpenqldwaste-recyclingopen
Queensland Women in STEM Prize

Queensland Women in STEM Prize recognises the valuable contribution of Queensland women working in STEM careers. Three prizes available

$5KQLDScienceClosedqldscienceclosed
Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences (Q-CAS) Collaborative Science Fund

Encourages research collaborations between scientists in Queensland and the Chinese Academy of Sciences with grants over 2 years to deliver benefits for Queensland and China.

$125KQLDAg/ Agritech/ Food, Medical/ Heath/ Pharma/ BioTechClosedqldag-agritech-food medical-medtech-pharmaclosed
Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF)

The RMF will support investment in new infrastructure to sort, process and remanufacture materials such as mixed plastic, paper, tyres and glass. Funding will be provided to the states and territories through National Partnership Agreements. For further information about how the RMF will be rolled out in your state, contact your state authority.

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAWaste/ RecyclingOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wawaste-recyclingopen
Recycling Victoria R&D Fund

The $1.8 million Recycling Victoria Research and Development Fund supports research institutes and industry to develop new and innovative products or processes for recycled materials including plastic, paper, cardboard, glass and tyres. These grants are part of the Recycling Victoria policy funding.

$75,000 to $300,000VICClimate/ EnvironmentClosedvicclimate-environmentclosed
Regional economic development fund grants

The Regional Development Fund provides funding to businesses to promote economic development in all regions of the Northern Territory.

Up to half project costNTAllOpenntallopen
Remanufacture NSW

This program provides co-funding for waste and recycling infrastructure to support industry to respond to Australia’s waste export ban through the Recycling Modernisation Fund. Remanufacture NSW has 2 streams; Infrastructure (grants between $100,000 and $5 million) and Trials (grants between $50,000 and $1 million).

$50K - $5 millionNSWManufacturing, Waste/ RecyclingClosednswmanufacturing waste-recyclingclosed
Research and Development Tax Incentive

The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&D Tax Incentive or R&DTI) helps to offset some of the costs you put into eligible R&D, which benefits the wider Australian economy.

Tax offsetACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallopen
Resource Recovery Industry Development Program

Provides funding to Queensland’s resource recovery industries through support for projects and initiatives that divert waste from landfill, reduce stockpiling and create jobs. Funding is available to local governments, established businesses and not-for-profits looking to use proven resource recovery technologies to improve existing operations or bring significant new facilities to QLD

Share of $100millionQLDWaste/ RecyclingOpenqldwaste-recyclingopen
Science and Innovation Awards

The Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is a competitive, annual grants program to support young people aged between 18 and 35 years to undertake a project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue, including biophysical and social sciences, that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries.

$22KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAg/ Agritech/ FoodClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waag-agritech-foodclosed
Seed-Start Grant SA

The Seed-Start program equips innovative, early-stage South Australian startups with grant funding to support the commercialisation of an innovative product or service.

This product or service must be unique and demonstrate a sustainable competitive advantage in national and international markets.

$2million matched fundingSAAllOpensaallopen
Smarter Business Solutions

If you are a Northern Territory (NT) business, Aboriginal enterprise or not-for-profit organisation you can get help to reduce day-to-day energy, water, waste and material costs through the Smarter Business Solutions program.

$50KNTAllOpenntallopen
South Australia Venture Captial Fund

The South Australian Government has established the $50 million SA Venture Capital Fund that will invest in dynamic and innovative early-stage companies to accelerate their growth to a national and global scale.

50% matched funding. Share of $50millionSAAllOpensaallopen
Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants

Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants will help Australian SMEs to invest in projects that build capabilities aligned with Defence’s stated Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities. Priorities include (but are not restricted to): Collins Class submarine maintenance and technology upgrade, Continuous shipbuilding program, Land combat vehicle and technology upgrade, Enhanced active and passive phased array radar capability.

$1millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WADefence, IT/ Cybersecurity/ IoT, Manufacturing, Space/ AerospaceOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wadefence it manufacturing space-aerospaceopen
Sustainability Victoria funding

A large number of funding schemes open throughout the year

VICWaste/ RecyclingClosedvicwaste-recyclingclosed
Sustainability Victoria Investment Support Grants – Packaging

Sustainability Victoria is offering a rolling grants program to support Victorian organisations to invest in projects that reduce packaging waste to landfill.

$50KVICWaste/ RecyclingClosedvicwaste-recyclingclosed
Tax incentives for early stage investors

Tax incentives for those investing in a qualifying early stage innovation company (ESIC). The incentives provide eligible investors, who purchase new shares, with a non-refundable carry forward tax offset and a modified capital gains tax (CGT) treatment.

Up to $200K tax offsetACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAAllOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic waallopen
UK Defence and Security Accelerator

Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). It aims to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies and techniques in the area of Counter-IED ECM. Solutions put forward must consider the fast paced and changing market in RF technologies and provide capabilities that can evolve and keep pace with our adversaries abilities to exploit these changes.

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WADefenceOpenact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wadefenceopen
UK Defence Intelligent Ship project

Intelligent Ship is a Dstl project to develop novel and innovative technologies and concepts to facilitate the use of intelligent systems within future platforms, with potential for utilisation across defence.

£250k per proposalACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WADefenceClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wadefenceclosed
US Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global Research Opportunity: Global-X Challenge

The purpose of this Global-X Challenge is to discover, disrupt, and ultimately provide a catalyst for later development and delivery of revolutionary capabilities to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, the commercial marketplace, and the public. ONR Global is interested in promising concepts to achieve revolutionary capability advances with both military and commercial value in the multidisciplinary technology challenge areas

US$750KACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WADefence, IT/ Cybersecurity/ IoTClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wadefence itclosed
US-Australia International Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

Australian universities involved in approved submissions on designated topics under the US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) can apply for a grant of up to $3 million to fund their project.

$3millionACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WADefenceClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wadefenceclosed
Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation

The Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation is worth $50,000 per prize and will be awarded to a Victorian Scientist, Innovator, Entrepreneur and Researcher in the Life and Physical Sciences.

$50KVICScienceClosedvicscienceclosed
Victorian Business Growth Fund (VBGF)

The fund is now open to support long‑term growth opportunities for businesses and boost employment and economic development across Victoria and will help to address barriers faced by successful small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are ready to grow their business but can’t access the funds or find the right partner they need to take the next step.

Share of $250millionVICAllOpenvicallopen
Victorian Government’s Energy Innovation Fund

The Victorian Government’s Energy Innovation Fund (EIF) is designed to support the commercialisation of innovative, emerging renewable energy technologies across the State. The EIF will support activities that progress innovative projects in their commercialisation continuum including feasibility/pre-investment studies, front-end-engineering-design, large scale pilots and demonstrations.

$2 million - 20 millionVICRenewables/ Energy/ ResourcesOpenvicrenewables-energy-resourcesopen
WA Clean Energy Future Fund

The Clean Energy Future Fund supports the implementation of innovative clean energy projects in WA which offer high public value through contributing to one or more of the following outcomes:
1. significant, cost-effective reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below projected (or baseline) emissions as a direct result of the clean energy project
2. design, deployment, testing or demonstration of innovative clean energy projects likely to deliver community benefits or lead to broad adoption and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

max of $4 millionWARenewables/ Energy/ ResourcesClosedwarenewables-energy-resourcesclosed
WA MTP Manufacturing Voucher Program

This new Program aims to capitalise on WA’s significant capability in innovative medical technology and pharmaceutical (MTP) research and support the acceleration of this research into the development and manufacture of products such as medical devices (physical and/or digital), diagnostics, biologics and pharmaceuticals.

The vouchers are aimed at small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and a total of $400,000 matched funding is available through the Program.

$50-$100KWAManufacturing, Medical/ Heath/ Pharma/ BioTechClosedwamanufacturing medical-medtech-pharmaclosed
Western Sydney Investment Attraction Fund

Under the $5 million Western Sydney Investment Attraction Fund innovative, fast-growing businesses in Western Sydney can apply for assistance from Jobs for NSW.

Share of $5millionNSWAllClosednswallclosed
Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship – Round 3

The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship program supports investment in gender equity initiatives that aim for lasting systemic change by eliminating barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, and entrepreneurship.

Up to $250,000ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WAScience, WomenClosedact nsw nt qld sa tas vic wascience womenclosed
Workforce Training Innovation Fund-Grant Funding

​​​​​Funding for partnerships between training providers and industry to deliver innovative strategies that; improve training outcomes and increase the relevance of training to their industry.

$5millionVICEducation/ EdTechClosedviceducation-edtechclosed
Workforce Training Innovation Fund-Seed Funding

​​​​​Funding for partnerships between training providers and industry to deliver innovative strategies that; improve training outcomes and increase the relevance of training to their industry.

$50KVICEducation/ EdTechClosedviceducation-edtechclosed

We do our best to keep the information in this database updated, but cannot guarantee accuracy. To confirm any details – eligibility, closing dates, etc – please contact the relevant funding body. If you’re aware of other sources of funding for innovation commercialisation / technology transfer that do not appear in our database, please let us know.