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This Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) is the $1.3 billion centrepiece of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy, with a primary focus of building scale in Australian manufacturing and will be delivered over the next four years from 2021. The Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) provides co‑funding for large manufacturing projects that have broad sectoral benefits across the 6 National Manufacturing Priorities

Grant support is being offered within the following targeted streams:

  • Manufacturing Translation Stream Grant – supporting manufacturers to translate research and ideas into commercial outcomes, scale-up, and become more competitive and resilient
  • Manufacturing Integration Stream Grant – supporting manufacturers to access domestic and international value chains and enter new markets
  • Manufacturing Collaboration Stream Grant – supporting business-to-business and business-to-research collaboration, to build economies of scale

Click each link above to view the full details of grants available within each stream


Current streams open for grants

Currently round 1 grant support is being offered under the above Modern Manufacturing Initiative Grant streams to businesses operating within the following six national manufacturing priorities:

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 since 2013 and achieved approximately $10 million in awarded government grants for numerous projects

Contact Steve Dowling on 0409 478 850 for a confidential, no obligation eligibility assessment discussion

Dowling Consultancy’s team can assist in project scoping, writing comprehensive and congruent applications, and liaising with program managers to maximise your chance of funding success


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