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Commercialising Ideas

While it would seem the Commercialisation Australia program has disappeared for good, however we understand that is not the case. As part of the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme a new component will be released in about November 2014 with a grants of up to $250,000 available for start-up companies with innovative ideas that are commercially driven. [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:45:42+11:00 July 19th, 2014|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Commercialising Ideas

Researchers In Business

What happened to the Researchers in Business Program? The 2014 Federal budget advised this scheme would be retained. Our investigations have revealed it is likely to return in September 2014 and the scheme will be very similar to the previous program. If you are interested in claiming this grant please let us know so we [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:47:11+11:00 July 14th, 2014|Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Researchers In Business

Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program

The Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Program commenced on 1 July 2014 predominantly replacing Enterprise Connect, Researchers in Business and Commercialisation Australia.. This program will be delivered through AusIndustry with a new Single Business Service www.business.gov.au to streamline the way businesses access government information and services. The three proposed streams of the program are: Business Management Research Connections [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:54:59+11:00 July 1st, 2014|Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business, Venture Capital|Comments Off on Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program

New Single Business Service

You may have noticed the AusIndustry website is no longer active. As part of the government’s consolidation of services the single access point for most government activities, including grants, is now www.business.gov.au The new Single Business Service has necessitated that the previous Case Managers for Commercialisation Australia and Enterprise Connect are now part of AusIndustry [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:48:39+11:00 July 1st, 2014|Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business, Venture Capital|Comments Off on New Single Business Service

2014 Federal Budget Summary

The budget has closed Commercialisation Australia to new applications. Full applications submitted and accepted on or before 21 March 2014 will be assessed, and if meritorious against the assessment criteria they will be funded. All existing recipients of CA will still continue to be funded. A new Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme will replace: Australian Industry Participation [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:52:31+11:00 May 20th, 2014|Government|Comments Off on 2014 Federal Budget Summary

EMDG gets $50m Boost

The government has allocated an additional $50m towards the successful Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) boost to help SME’s expand their export markets. Other changes to the EMDG scheme announced will see the expense threshold reduced from $10,000 to $5,000 which reduces the minimum expenditure for an eligible claim from $20,000 to $15,000. The number [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:53:45+11:00 May 7th, 2014|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on EMDG gets $50m Boost

Clean Technology Programs Closure

AusIndustry has been sending out letters lately informing the official closure of the Clean Technology Programs. The current Australian Government has committed to abolishing the carbon tax and they expect in doing so they will lower the costs for Australian businesses and manufacturers. This will hopefully promote growth and costs. As such, the Australian Government [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:05:38+11:00 November 13th, 2013|Climate Grants|Comments Off on Clean Technology Programs Closure

Grant Cancellations

The new Liberal government is beginning to make announcements to the changes of the various grant schemes. Many of the different grants have been marked for cancellation as a means of "ending Labor's waste and reckless spending". Full details can be found at media release Our Plan to get the Budget under Control. Schemes to [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:05:23+11:00 September 24th, 2013|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Grant Cancellations

Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants

The 2013 TIRF Grants Round 2 have been launched. The Minister Assisting on Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell launched the competitive merit-based TIRF Grants Program on Monday 23 June 2013. The grants range from $50,000–$250,000 (GST exclusive) and are  matched dollar-for-dollar funding basis for the purpose of aiding tourism operators to improve the quality and [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:04:58+11:00 June 26th, 2013|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants