Aggregators of research and development, the ARM Hub helps businesses leverage funding opportunities to take advantage of innovation and technology advancements to support growth.

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Ignite Ideas Fund

Ignite Ideas funding is available to commercialise highly innovative and new products or services that are at minimum viable product stage or beyond.

The Ignite Ideas Fund supports Queensland SMEs that have high-growth potential to undertake commercialisation projects that will strengthen key industries in Queensland, diversify the economy, be able to compete in domestic and global markets, engage and/or benefit regional Queensland, and create new jobs, now and into the future.

Who is this for?
Businesses headquartered in Queensland, with no more than 50 full-time-equivalent employees, and are also not a subsidiary of a group of companies that has more than 50 full-time-equivalent employees. Hav enot received funding for the proposed project activity from State, Federal or Local Government and be GST registered.

Additional eligibility applies for each Tier. Organisations and their related parties are limited to one application per funding round. 

What do you get?
Two tiers of funding are available:
Tier 1:
Up to $100,000 (excluding GST) for projects of up to 12 months duration.
Tier 2:
Greater than $100,000 and up to $200,000 (excluding GST) for projects of up to 24 months duration.

Close date: Expression of Interest applications close at 10.00am on Thursday 22 July 2021

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Made in Queensland

$15.5 million fourth round Made in Queensland (MiQ) program is now open for initial applications.

The Made in Queensland (MIQ) program is a $61.5 million Queensland Government initiative supporting small to medium manufacturers increase international competitiveness, productivity and innovation via the adoption of new technologies, and to generate high-skilled jobs for the future.

Who is this for?

Manufacturers operating in Queensland looking to reshore or onshore manufacturing activities to Queensland are eligible to apply for MIQ funding.

What do you get?

Matched funding between $50,000 and $2.5 million, to become more international competitive and adopt innovative processes and technologies.

Close date: Initial applications (Stage 1) for Round 4 of the MIQ program closed on 20 May 2021.

The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water is now reviewing initial applications to select those that will be invited to submit a detailed application (Stage 2).

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IMCRC Activate

A new initiative to help Australian manufacturers take action and gain a competitive edge in the post-COVID-19 world.

IMCRC activate provides opportunities for Australian businesses, in particular manufacturing SMEs across all industry sectors, to invest in shorter term R&D projects with reduced barriers and financial commitment.

Who is this for?

Australian manufacturing SMEs with a business innovation and transformation plan and/
or Industry 4.0 adoption plan.

What do you get?

Matched cash funding of up to $100,000 – shorter-term, industry-led research projects in advanced manufacturing and digital technologies.

Close date: Projects need to be completed by 30 June 2022. All projects 6-12 months.

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AMGC Commercialisation Fund

Funding to support industry and research collaborations commercialise new products and processes.

AMGC’s Commercialisation Fund will co-fund projects that focus on the six National Manufacturing Priorities.

Who is this for?

Small to medium Australian enterprise manufacturers seeking assistance with commercialising new products and processes that finish between Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 to 9.

What do you get?

Grants from $100,000 to $1 million. The grant amount can cover up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenditure.

Close date: 30 June 2022.

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Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants

Funding to help Australian business join space industry supply chains.

Who is this for?
Australian businesses with a demonstrated domestic and/or international space supply chain opportunity.

What do you get?
Grants from $250,000 up to $1 million to fund up to 75 per cent of eligible project expenditure.

Close Date
01 May 2023 05:00 PM AEST.

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Accelerating Commercialisation

Expert advice and funding on how to take your innovation to market.

Application detail:
You can submit an expression of interest for Commercialisation Guidance at any time. After receiving guidance, you may be eligible to apply for an Accelerating Commercialisation Grant.

What do you get?
Expert advice and guidance.
Up to $500,000 of matched project funding for Research Commercialisation Entities and Eligible Partner Entities.
Up to $1 million of matched project funding for all other eligible applicants.

Status
Open

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SMART Projects and Supply Chains

Access to projects that increase business performance or meet the needs of a market opportunity.

The SMART Projects and Supply Chains service provides businesses with access to strategic or high-value projects that increase business capability, meet the specific needs of a market opportunity, or otherwise improve business performance and leadership capacity.

Who is this for?
You must be a company participating in an identified project run by one of Federal Government’s growth facilitators. See Industry Growth Centre Initiative.

What do you get?
A facilitator will provide advice, guidance, and network connections, and you may also be able to access a matched Growth Grant of up to $20,000 to action recommendations from your participation in the project.

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Capability Improvement Grant

Improving business capability in the defence industry.

If the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) recommends improvements for your business, you can apply for a grant to help make the improvements.

Who is this for?
Small to medium sized businesses that have, or are developing, products or services that can be applied to defence. Your business must have received a CDIC advisory or facilitation service. Other eligibility requirements apply.

 

What do you get?
A grant of $4,000 to $240,000 to reimburse you for up to 80% of the cost of engaging a consultant or expert to implement recommended business capability improvements.
There is no limit to the number of grants your business can receive, but your total grant funding is capped at $240,000 in a 3-year period.

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CSIRO Kick-Start

Matched funding for start-ups and small business to access CSIRO support.

Applications may be made at any time.

Who is this for?
Start-ups and small to medium enterprises.

What do you get?
Matched funding between $10,000 and $50,000.

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Advancing Renewables Program

Funding for businesses undertaking renewable energy projects.

Applications may be made at any time.

Who is this for?
Businesses wanting to undertake renewable energy projects.

What do you get?
Matched funding of between $100,000 and $50 million.

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Research and Development Tax Incentive

Offset your R&D costs to help innovate and grow your business.

You can apply to register your eligible R&D with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources within 10 months of the end of your company’s income year. You may then receive a tax offset when you lodge your Company Income Tax Return with the Australian Taxation Office.

Who is this for?
Your company needs to be liable to pay income tax in Australia and conduct at least one activity that meets the definition of a core R&D activity and incur the minimum eligible R&D expenditure.

What do you get?

You may be eligible for a tax benefit to offset some of the cost of your eligible R&D activities. This may be a refundable or non-refundable offset depending on your company.

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Innovation Connections

Get help with your research needs to take forward an idea or innovation.

You can apply for an Innovation Connections Facilitation at any time. If you apply for an Innovation Connections Grant, you must apply within 12 months of receiving a Service Report.

Who is this for?
Businesses in one of the following growth sectors: advanced manufacturing; food and agribusiness; medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; mining equipment, technology and services; oil, gas and energy resources.
Additionally, businesses that provide enabling technologies and services to the above growth sectors are also eligible to apply.

What do you get?
A Service Report that helps you understand your business’s research needs and opportunities. A grant that allows you to undertake a research project based on the report.

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Industry Growth Centre Initiative

Support for priority industry sectors.

You can contact Industry Growth Centres at any time.

Who is this for?
Australian Business owners and researchers within 6 priority sectors.

What do you get?
Support for your business or research collaboration.

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Recently Closed Grants

MMI – Manufacturing Translation Stream

Funding for businesses to translate research and ideas into commercial outcomes.

Who is this for?
Businesses looking to integrate their products and services into domestic and international value chains with eligible expenditure of over $2 million.

What do you get?
Co-funding grants of between $1 million to $20 million, up to 50% of the eligible project expenditure.

Close date: Now closed to applications.

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MMI – Manufacturing Integration Stream

Funding for businesses to integrate their products and services into domestic and global value chains.

Who is this for?
Businesses looking to integrate their products and services into domestic and international value chains with eligible expenditure of over $2 million.

What do you get?
Co-funding grants of between $1 million to $20 million, up to 50% of the eligible project expenditure.

Close date: Now closed to applications.

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Cooperative Research Centres Projects Grants – Round 11

Funding for short-term, industry-led research collaborations.

Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants provide funding for short-term research collaborations. Find out how to apply for a CRC-P Grant to develop a new technology, product or service.

Who is this for?

An industry-led research collaboration with at least:

  • 2 Australian industry organisations, including at least 1 small to medium-sized enterprise
  • 1 Australian research organisation.

What do you get?
Matched funding of between $100,000 and $3 million. Grants are for up to 3 years.

Close date: Now closed to applications.

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Global Innovation Linkages Program - Round 3

Funding for international collaboration.

The Global Innovation Linkages Program provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers collaborate with global partners.

Who is this for?

An Australian organisation collaborating with another Australian entity and at least 1 global partner.

What do you get?

Grants from $500,000 to $1 million. The grant amount can cover up to 50% of eligible project expenditure.

Close date: Now closed to applications.

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If you need assistance in leveraging funds, please get in touch with us to see how we may assist.