Materials and energy are at the heart of manufacturing. Modernising how we use them is central to building an advanced manufacturing economy that realises more potential from our resources and supports our national resilience, economic recovery and environmental sustainability.
The move to more sustainable solutions for materials and energy is happening around the world. Global demand megatrends are reshaping the landscape for manufacturing, accelerated by market and policy pressure to reduce emissions and waste, the scale of public and private green investment, and the falling cost of technology. Australian manufacturers are well positioned to use our unique natural, industrial and competitive advantages – combining innovation, abundant clean energy, material resources, and onshore industrial base – to take advantage of this opportunity and become increasingly global players.
Manufacturing Integration Stream
The Manufacturing Integration Stream will support projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets and fostering 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.
Manufacturing Translation Stream
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.
- Minimum $1M, maximum $20M (expected average ~$4M)
- Requires matching cash contribution (25% of cash can include funding from State, Territory or local government grants)
- All projects must be completed by 31 March 2024
Submission requirements & due date
- Universities are not eligible to apply as lead, but can contribute to programs led by other Australian businesses.
- Please email email@example.com ASAP if you are considering applying for this scheme.
- Applications must be submitted direct to sponsor by 5 May 2021
- See also: Submitting an application to Research Services for review
- General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org