New $800m grants program to transform Australian manufacturing

08 Jul 2021

The Australian Government is providing A$800 million in co-funding to encourage collaboration on major manufacturing projects in Australia.

The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream provides funding for a small number of large, transformational projects. These projects should have business-to-business collaboration at their core, or business-to-research collaboration at their core.

What’s in it for international organisations

International investors, businesses and researchers are invited to partner with Australian organisations on large-scale projects.

The funding will focus on Australia’s six National Manufacturing Priorities:

Eligible projects will receive funding for up to one-third of project costs. Grant sizes range between A$20 million and A$200 million.

Application dates

Companies must lodge their applications between 11 August and 9 September.

Applicants should show how their project aligns with the grant objectives. See the grant opportunity guidelines for more information [PDF, 0.74 MB].

Austrade can assist international organisations to connect with Australian businesses and researchers on major projects. Contact an Austrade Investment Specialist in your region.

About the Modern Manufacturing Strategy

The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream is one stream of the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative. The Initiative is a key element of the Government’s A$1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy. The Strategy aims to help the Australian manufacturing industry to scale up and become more competitive, sustainable and resilient.

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