Opening date: 5 February 2021
Closing date: 7 April 2021
The program demonstrates the Australian Government’s commitment to:
- supporting innovation, science, and commercialisation
- increasing collaboration between industry, including small and medium enterprise (SME), and other end users and the research sector
- enabling growth and productivity for globally competitive industries
- working with global economies to progress mutually beneficial innovation outcomes.
The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:
- build linkages with global economies to enable Australia to improve research and business performance, and access international supply chains and global markets
- contribute to improving the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian and global economies in line with government priorities
- foster high quality solutions to identify end user challenges through international collaborative research partnerships between industry entities, research organisations and global partners
- encourage and facilitate SME participation in collaborative research.
- The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:
- quality collaborative partnerships with leading global partners and ongoing industry-research sector collaborations
- international collaborative innovation outcomes relevant to government priorities as measured by, for example, patents registered
- Australian SME participation in collaborative research
- increased research skills in industry, and industry capability in research.
The grant amount can cover up to 50% of eligible project expenditure (grant percentage).
- The minimum grant amount is $500,000.
- The maximum grant amount is $1,000,000.
The applicant and its partners are responsible for the remaining 50% of eligible project expenditure plus any ineligible expenditure for project activities conducted by Australian partners.
A lead applicant needs to be an Australian organisation (e.g. with ABN, incorporated in AU, research organisation, CRC, State govs) and need to include project partners at least
- one Australian industry entity
- one Australian research organisation and
- one global partner
Priority sectors include: Food and Agribusiness
Eligible activities must be directly related to the project and may include:
- joint industry research projects with Australian partners and global partners
- conferences, workshops, symposia related to the joint research
- exchanges and secondments of personnel between Australia and global economies for purposes related to the joint research
- new research–related information sharing and communication initiatives related to the joint research
- clinical trials
- proof of concept activities
- pre-commercialisation of research outcomes
- work with one or more Growth Centres or other similar Australian Government initiatives to develop research outcomes that meet the strategic priorities identified by industry partners.
Applicants must provide details of intellectual property (IP) arrangements in their applications.
For further details please visit the Federal Government website and review the guidelines.