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Overview

The Manufacturing Translation Stream provides businesses with funding to support projects that translate high quality research into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and be more competitive and resilient. It provides co-funding to support businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.

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

 

Outline

The Manufacturing Translation Stream will support projects that aid the translation of high quality research and ideas into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and become more competitive and resilient. It will support businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.

The objectives of the Manufacturing Translation Stream are to:

  • support Australian manufacturing businesses and entrepreneurs to translate and commercialise good ideas into new and enhanced commercial outcomes including new high-quality products and services and solutions
  • encourage manufacturers to adopt new technologies and develop new processes and innovative solutions to build scale and capability
  • support Australian manufacturers to grow and build scale and overcome challenges facing their sector (as outlined in the relevant priority road map)
  • create new jobs in the manufacturing sector
  • support Australian manufacturers to pivot to high value-added activities
  • attract investment, including venture capital investment to develop ideas and translate research into commercial solutions and outcomes
  • increase manufacturing capability, expertise and specialisations, business acumen, knowledge diffusion and stimulate innovation in Australian manufacturing
  • grow and support manufacturing networks and ecosystems and increase collaboration

The intended outcomes of the Manufacturing Translation Stream are to:

  • increase number of businesses and manufacturers translating their research and ideas into commercial products, services and solutions
  • increase investment including from venture capitalists in commercialisation and translation activities, focused in the National Manufacturing Priority areas
  • establish and expand new and existing modern manufacturing businesses in the National Manufacturing Priority areas with sustainable business growth
  • increase manufacturing exports and value of the manufacturing sector to the economy
  • grow high value skills and jobs in the National Manufacturing Priority areas
  • develop a global and international reputation as a country with a growing modern manufacturing sector and capability

 

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 with projects to translate research into new or improved products or manufacturing processes 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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