Manufacturing
Business

Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Collaboration stream

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream supports large-scale manufacturing projects with:

  • business-to-business collaboration at their core and/or
  • business-to-research collaboration at their core.

This stream will catalyse long-term transformation in the National Manufacturing Priority areas. It will focus private and public investment to help create the environment and incentives for Australian manufacturers to:

  • collaborate
  • scale up
  • move towards higher value added activities
  • become more competitive.

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Agriculture
Agriculture, Rural & Regional

Future Drought Fund – Drought Resilience Innovation Expression of Interest (EOI) and Grants Program

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Future Drought Fund – Drought Resilience Innovation Expression of Interest (EOI) and Grants Program has 3 grant types available:

  • Ideas Grants will provide $50,000 for one year.
  • Proof-of-Concept Grants will provide funding of up to $120,000 for one year.
  • Innovation Grants will provide funding of between $300,000 to $1.1 million per year for a maximum of 3 years.

This grant opportunity will run through a 2-part process.

You can express interest in an Innovation Grant, Proof-of-Concept Grant, or an Ideas Grant. You may submit more than one application.  The EOI process will be used to move applications into the most appropriate funding stream to support merit worthy proposals of varying scale and development, and to manage risks.

If your proposal is assessed as suitable in the EOI process for an Innovation Grant or a Proof-of-Concept Grant, you will be invited to apply for these through a targeted competitive grant round.

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Manufacturing
Business

Manufacturing Strategy – Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: 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.

Applicants should demonstrate how their project:

  • builds a better understanding of critical supply chains
  • works with industry to identify supply options to address vulnerabilities
  • addresses vulnerabilities identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan
  • incentivises Australian businesses to invest in capabilities through new equipment, technology, skills and processes.

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Agriculture
Agriculture, Business

Producer Technology Uptake Programme

Funder:  AgriFutures Australia

Grant Background: AgriFutures Australia has developed an exciting new pilot program focused on supporting producers to increase the uptake and adoption of technology within their agriculture, fishing or forestry business. Digital technologies are critical to increased productivity through optimising input use, more timely decision-making, labour savings, and improved market access.

The program is designed to work with existing producer networks, who know and understand the needs of producers in their region as well as producer maturity in terms of digital literacy and capacity for technology uptake.

In addition to having access to an online technology adoption hub and delivering  a tailored workshop, eligible producer groups can develop a bespoke program to specifically support producers in their group to start or continue their technology adoption journey.

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Women
Business, Women

Boosting Female Founders Initiative

Funder: Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Boosting Female Founders Initiative will provide targeted support on a co-contribution basis to female founders of startup businesses to scale into domestic and global markets. The program will also provide expert mentoring and advice to meritorious applicants.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • stimulate private sector investments into innovative startups led by women
  • help women entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages faced in getting access to finance and support to grow their startups
  • enable female founders to scale-up, expand into domestic and global markets, and become self-sufficient
  • boost the economy through increasing the diversity of startup founders.

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Agriculture, Business

Biosecurity Business Grant

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Biosecurity Business Grants program is to provide funding which supports Indigenous businesses and not-for-profits to develop business opportunities relating to biosecurity in northern Australia and the Torres Strait.

The objective of the program is to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in northern Australia to view biosecurity as a business opportunity through the development of innovative business ideas.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • increase biosecurity capability including awareness, surveillance and response in northern Australia
  • increase economic opportunities for Indigenous communities.

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Intenational
Uncategorized

Global Innovation Linkages Programme

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Global Innovation Linkages Program provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers collaborate with global partners. They support strategically focused, leading-edge research and development.

Your project must be in at least 1 of their 6 priority areas. The priority areas align with the six Government-funded Industry Growth Centres set up to support industry. Read more on the relevant Growth Centre website:

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Business

Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Integration Stream – Medical Products Priority Round 1

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Manufacturing Integration Stream will support projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets and fostering Australia’s reputation as a modern manufacturing leader. It will encourage and facilitate linkages between local businesses and domestic and international firms, increasing scale, supply capacity, and the ability to innovate. It will also facilitate the adoption of product standards and greater sharing and transfer of knowledge.

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Manufacturing
Business, Environmental

Remanufacture NSW

Funder:  NSW – Environment

Grant Background: Remanufacture NSW is offering funding opportunities to support the NSW resource recovery sectors response to changes brought about by the decision to ban the export of unbeneficiated waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres. Remanufacture NSW ensures New South Wales is leading by example and maximising recycling and reuse activities and keeping materials within the productive economy.

The program targets the waste materials subject to the export ban: plastic, paper, glass and tyres.

Under Stream 1 the establishment of new recycling infrastructure and equipment will be co-funded. Under Stream 2 innovative trials to address waste export ban materials will be co-funded.

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Agriculture - Food
Agriculture, Business

Coles Nurture Fund

Funder: Coles

Grant Background: Coles launched the $50 million Nurture Fund in April 2015 to help small and medium sized businesses innovate and grow. Since then, they have offered more than $24 million in financial support to more than 60 Australian food and liquor producers.

From Australia’s first quinoa processing facility, to chickpea tofu, to home grown garlic and to Australian first prawn farming technology, the Coles Nurture Fund is helping Aussie producers bring their big ideas to life.

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