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Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Collaboration stream Grant Closes: 9th of September 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: $20 Million to $200 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=f3c3c44d-2ec0-47e7-b03d-3ea9f6159db2

The Modern Manufacturing Initiative aims to stimulate business investment in the manufacturing sectorby addressing barriers to scaleand competitiveness for Australian manufacturers. It aimsto build manufacturing capabilities and networks, lift productivity, create jobs, build global competitiveness and boost the export potentialof Australian manufacturers. The government has designed the initiative to unlock private sector investment through three streams,Manufacturing Integration Stream, Manufacturing Translation Stream and Manufacturing Collaboration Stream.

The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream grant opportunity will support large-scale manufacturing projects with business-to-business and business-to-research collaboration at their core. The stream will catalyse long-term transformation in the National Manufacturing Priority areas, focusing private and public investment to help create the environment and incentives for Australian manufacturers to collaborate, scale up, move towards higher value added activities and become more competitive.

Last Updated: 26th of July 2021
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Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants - Round 23 Grant Closes: 24th of August 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: No specified minimum or maximum - historical average of $45M Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=075cf28b-ca85-47c4-8859-0c4accf0500a

The CRC program supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community. The program is a proven model for linking researchers with industry to focus on research and development towards use and commercialisation.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries, especially where Australia has a competitive strength, and in line with Government priorities, including National Manufacturing Priorities
  • foster high quality research to solve industry-identified problems through industry-led and outcome-focused collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations
  • encourage and facilitate small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in collaborative research.

The number of CRC grants funded in each round will depend on the number of quality applications received, the relative merits of applications, the amount of available funding and the need to ensure sufficient funding is available for future rounds.

There is no minimum and maximum grant amount. The average CRC grant in recent rounds is $45 million. The amount you request should be proportional to the scope and complexity of your project. The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible grant project costs (grant percentage) which includes the total eligible expenditure plus allowable in-kind contributions.

Last Updated: 18th of July 2021
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Manufacturing Strategy - Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) Grant Closes: 12th of August 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: $50,000 to $2 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=585ba305-ee90-47ff-9ebf-2114ff62cf71

The objective of the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy (the Strategy) is to build scale and capture income in high-value areas of manufacturing where Australia has established either competitive strength or emerging priorities. Accordingly, the aims of the Strategy are to help Australian manufacturers scale-up, build resilience, compete internationally and create jobs. The Strategy will harness Australian manufacturing capability and help drive our economic recovery and future resilience.

Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) was established as part of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy. The SCRI aims to strengthen Australia’s ability to access critical products and inputs, better positioning us to respond to future supply chain disruptions.

A Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan (SMCP) outlining desired domestic capabilities has been developed to inform this funding round of the program. Applications for funding must address a vulnerability identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan. Funding is available for businesses 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.

Last Updated: 18th of July 2021
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Tradex Scheme Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Varies based on the the goods imported Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/tradex-scheme

The Tradex Scheme provides an upfront exemption from Customs duty and GST for eligible goods imported to Australia that are then exported within one year or other approved period. This provides a cash-flow benefit to the importer.

The goods may be:

  • exported in the same condition as imported
  • processed or treated then exported, or
  • incorporated in other goods which are exported.

Export may be carried out by the importer or a third party. The goods must be exported within one year although approval can be sought to extend this period.

The Tradex Scheme is an alternative to the duty drawback arrangements under the Customs Act 1901. Duty drawback allows the importer to claim back Customs duty paid on goods that are then exported.

Last Updated: 22nd of June 2021
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Accelerating Commercialisation Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $1 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/accelerating-commercialisation

Accelerating Commercialisation provides expert guidance and support to help you commercialise novel products, processes and services and find a commercialisation solution that is right for you. 

Accelerating Commercialisation includes:

  • Commercialisation Guidance – guidance and assistance to develop the commercialisation potential of your novel product, process or service 
  • Accelerating Commercialisation Grants – financial assistance to help commercialise your novel product, process and service.

You must receive Commercialisation Guidance before you apply for an Accelerating Commercialisation Grant.

Last Updated: 19th of May 2021
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Entrepreneurs’ Programme - Growth Grants Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: $2,500 to $20,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/growth-grants

Growth Grants are available to help improve specific business areas that have been been recommended in a roadmap or plan by a facilitator in the Entrepreneurs' Programme.

To be eligible, businesses need to have already participated in one of the following growth services from the Entrepreneurs' Program:

  • Growth Roadmap
  • High Growth Accelerator
  • SMART Projects and Supply Chains

Applications for Growth Grants must be submitted within one year of receiving a plan from these services.

This grant will provide you with up to 50% of eligible project costs, to improve the ability or skills of your business to trade by implementing the recommendations from your roadmap or plan.Eligible activities must:

  • link to an area of the business as specified in your plan
  • give you new abilities to trade in Australia and other countries
  • engage services outside of your business
Last Updated: 19th of May 2021
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Entrepreneurs’ Programme - Growth Roadmap Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Expert Advice Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/growth-roadmap

The Growth Roadmap service provides an analysis of your business carried out on-site by an independent and skilled growth facilitator. Working with you, the facilitator will develop a Growth Roadmap with detailed analysis and recommendations to increase your business’ capability to trade in Australian markets and/or markets in other countries.

This skilled facilitator will:

  • come to your business premises to gather information
  • analyse your business using industry knowledge and diagnostic tools
  • do further research and analysis away from your business
  • prepare a tailored roadmap to increase your ability to trade in Australia and/or other markets
  • coach and mentor you for up to 1 year

Through this support, you can:

  • build skills for your business
  • find opportunities for growth
  • ensure you’re able to continue improving your business after the service ends
  • help you action the recommendations from your roadmap
  • connect with other organisations for help

Once you have received a Growth Roadmap, you may be eligible for a Growth Grant to implement the recommendations.

Last Updated: 19th of May 2021
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Entrepreneurs’ Programme - High Growth Accelerator Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Expert Advice Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/high-growth-accelerator

This program provides access to skilled and experienced facilitators for up to two years to help your business develop the skills, knowledge, strategies and connections to accelerate growth in Australian markets and/or markets in other countries. Working with you, the facilitator will develop a Growth Plan to help you realise your Australian and/or export growth opportunity, then provide support, advice, mentoring and access to networks to get your plan working for you.

This specialist facilitator will:

  • provide you access to relevant advice, networks, funding and knowledge
  • provide support, advice and mentoring
  • help you build the necessary capabilities, culture, strategies and connections for growth
  • develop a growth plan to reach your Australian and/or overseas growth opportunity
  • maintain your growth momentum through regular follow-up meetings

Once you have received a plan, you may be eligible for a Growth Grant to implement the recommendations.

Last Updated: 19th of May 2021
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Business Energy Advice Program Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Expert Advice Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-energy-advice-program

This program provides personalised advice to small businesses to reduce their energy usage and get better energy deals.

Through this service you will:

  • understand your energy saving opportunities
  • choose the best energy plan for your business
  • receive tailored advice on energy efficiency opportunities best suited to your industry

The program also offers a Small Business Energy Check, a free online energy spend benchmarking tool. It allows businesses to compare energy spend to other similar business in the same industry and region. You can learn if your business is paying too much for energy.

Businesses that have 6 to 20 employees, or have 5 or less and have been adversely affected by the drought are eligible.

Last Updated: 19th of May 2021
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Entrepreneurs’ Programme- SMART Projects and Supply Chains Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Tailored advice Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/smart-projects-and-supply-chains

Provides access to strategic or high-value projects that help your business gain access to networks, improve business capability and performance, and increase your capability to trade in Australian markets and markets in other countries.

This specialist facilitator will:

  • help you better understand market opportunities and requirements
  • identify any capability and skills gaps in your business that may impact your ability to meet requirements or realise opportunities
  • help you address those gaps to improve performance and better meet the needs of your customers
  • prepare a tailored roadmap with strategies to address gaps
  • help you implement your roadmap.

Once you have received a plan, you may be eligible for a Growth Grant to implement the recommendations.

Last Updated: 19th of May 2021
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Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grant Closes: 30th of April 2023 Value: $250,000 to $1 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=7D92D73D-DECA-5BCE-139D0A7E8289229F

Supports Australian businesses with domestic or international supply chain opportunities by providing grant funds for building their capacity, skills and capabilities.

The objectives of the Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants are to:

  • grow Australian industry’s capability and capacity to support NASA’s endeavour to go forward to the Moon and then on to Mars
  • grow the participation of Australian companies in domestic and/or international space supply chains that could support Moon to Mars activities
  • grow the skills, capabilities and capacity of the Australian space industry.
Last Updated: 2nd of November 2020
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Defence Global Competitiveness Grants Grant Ongoing Until Closes: 30th of June 2022 Value: $15,000 to $150,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/defence-global-competitiveness-grants

The 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. The Defence Export Strategy defines Australian defence exports as “any defence-specific or dual-use goods or services exported by Australian defence industry, including as part of a supply chain, that are intended for a defence or national security end-user”.

Funding is for up to 50% of eligible project costs.

Project activities can include:

  • buying, leasing, constructing, installing or commissioning of capital equipment including specialist software to enhance cyber security.
  • design, engineering and commissioning activities.
  • workforce training and accreditations.
Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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