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Overview

The Manufacturing Integration Stream supports projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets. It provides co-funding to encourage 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.

There will be 6 grant opportunities under the Manufacturing Translation Stream that align with the following National Manufacturing Priorities:

 

Outline

The Manufacturing Integration Stream will support projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains. It should propel their goods and services into new markets and foster 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.

The objectives of the Manufacturing Integration Stream are to:

  • support Australian manufacturing businesses and entrepreneurs to participate in local and global value chains
  • encourage manufacturers to adopt new technologies to support entry into new markets with innovative solutions to build scale and capability
  • support Australian manufacturers to overcome barriers that are preventing them from identifying and accessing new value chains (as outlined in the relevant priority road map)
  • create new jobs in the manufacturing sector, by integrating into new local and global value chains
  • identify opportunities for Australian manufacturing businesses, particularly in the National Manufacturing Priorities, to connect and network with local and global customers
  • increase investment in Australian manufacturing, targeting the National Manufacturing Priorities
  • increase Australian exports through greater participation in global value chains, contributing to Gross Domestic Product
  • increase manufacturing capability, particularly in relation to identifying and participating in, new local and global value chains
  • grow and support manufacturing networks and ecosystems and increase collaboration.

The intended outcomes of the Manufacturing Integration stream are to:

  • increase trade and participation of Australian manufacturers and businesses in local and global value chains and markets
  • grow Australia’s manufacturing capabilities and global reputation as a modern manufacturing nation
  • enhance collaboration throughout the manufacturing sector to support participation in value chains
  • increase global integration and competitiveness of Australian manufacturers
  • increase manufacturing exports and value of manufacturing sector to the economy
  • grow high-value skills and jobs.

 

Level of support

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

 

Eligible activities

Eligible activities differ for each National Manufacturing Priority

Space

Refer to the grant opportunity guidelines section 5

Learn more about the Space National Manufacturing road map

 

Medical Products

Refer to the grant opportunity guidelines section 5

Learn more about the Medical Products National Manufacturing road map

 

Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing

Refer to the grant opportunity guidelines section 5

Learn more about the Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing road map

 

Food and Beverage

Refer to the grant opportunity guidelines section 5

Learn more about the Food and Beverage Manufacturing road map

 

Defence

Refer to the grant opportunity guidelines section 5

Learn more about the Defence Manufacturing road map

 

Recycling and Clean Energy

Refer to the grant opportunity guidelines section 5

Learn more about the Recycling and Clean Energy Manufacturing road map

 

Eligible small business applicants

Businesses looking to integrate their products and services into domestic and international value chains with eligible expenditure of over $2 million

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be non-tax-exempt
  • be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)

and be:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia, including start-ups and a trading corporation, where your trading activities:
    • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or
    • are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation.

You must also:

  • be able to demonstrate your project aligns with one of the National Manufacturing Priorities
  • have a minimum of $2 million in eligible project expenditure
  • be able to provide evidence that your project is supported by your board (or Chief Executive Officer or equivalent if there is no board)
  • be able to provide evidence that you can meet the costs of the project not covered by the grant funding.

 

Important dates

Application dates vary for each National Manufacturing Priority – see above for open or closed

 

How to apply

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You will need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • read the sample application form

Apply here

 

Modern Manufacturing Initiative Information Session (Time: 80:26)

This information session provides an overview of the Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Translation and Integration streams, including eligibility requirements and key points from the assessment criteria. It will also provide some general tips for presenting a strong application

 


Getting help

Dowling Consultancy welcomes enquiries from small businesses requiring professional grant application and submission guidance to enhance their chances of success. We have assisted numerous businesses with grant applications that win government grants. Contact Steve Dowling on 0409 478 850 for a confidential, no obligation discussion

 

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