Grants and resources are available for businesses from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases also from within industry sectors. Links to some of the most popular schemes are featured here but as always, contact us and we can help you to navigate a funding pathway that’s right for you.
Welcome to the Ideas Boom: National Innovation and Sciences Agenda
The National Innovation and Science Agenda is encouraging our best and brightest minds to work together to find solutions to real world problems and to create jobs and growth.
The Innovation Connections element of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is a facilitation first service delivered by a national network of Innovation Facilitators to encourage and assist small and medium businesses to access knowledge, engage with researchers and foster innovation.
ARC Linkage Projects
The Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme provides funding to support research and development projects which are collaborative between higher education researchers and other parts of the national innovation system, which are undertaken to acquire new knowledge, and which involve risk or innovation.
NHMRC Development Grants
A Development Grant provides funding support to individual researchers, research teams, or a HMR company in partnership with a researcher/s to undertake research at the early proof-of-principle or pre-seed stage. The Scheme supports the commercial development of a product, process, procedure or service that if applied, would result in improved health care, disease prevention or provide health cost savings.
DSTO Capability & Technology Demonstrator Program (CTD)
The Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program improves Australia’s Defence capabilities by giving Australian and New Zealand industry opportunities to demonstrate new ideas and approaches related to using technology.
R&D Tax Incentive
The program aims to help more businesses do R&D and innovate. It is a broad-based entitlement program. This means that it is open to firms of all sizes in all sectors who are conducting eligible R&D.
Collaboration Pathways Program
Funding to support both established and early stage South Australian-based collaborations that undertake leading-edge and potentially transformational research and development which directly aligns with, and addresses the State’s strategic priorities.
Innovation Voucher Program
Fostering innovation in the manufacturing sector, this program is targeted at small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) collaborating with research providers. It provides $10K-20K vouchers – awarded on a competitive basis to collaborative projects designed to enhance the productivity or industry diversification of SMEs.
BioSA Industry Development Program (BID)
BioSA has established the BioSA Industry Development (“BID”) program to assist South Australian bioscience organisations with commercialising their research and to provide early stage companies with funds to achieve key milestones to help develop their businesses and to raise equity finance.
Gateway Business Program
The Gateway Business Program is a South Australian Government program which assists small to medium-sized firms prepare for export. Successful applicants may receive up to 50 per cent reimbursement of eligible export-related expenditure, up to a maximum of $25,000 over two years for eligible projects. Individual project caps range between $2,000 and $10,000.
PIRSA Regional Development Fund
The Regional Development Fund is a $3 million per annum merit-based grant program to deliver on PIRSA’s (Primary Industries and Regions South Australia) regional economic development objectives, and the State Government’s seven priorities.
Photonics Catalyst Program
Supporting the development of innovative photonic products such as sensors, lasers and optical fibres through unique collaborations between South Australian manufacturers, researchers, end-users and government.