There is several opportunities available for the defence industry to engage with the research organisations. These provide a choice and flexibility in scale and time-to delivery ranging from ambitious grant applications to lean technology acceleration projects.
DIN Internship Program
The program places highly-skilled STEM PhD students into defence small-to-medium enterprises for three months.
Minimum Viable Product Grants
Up to $25K matched funding available for NSW pre-revenue technology startups to engage with potential customers, channel to market or achieve the first sale.
Up to $50K to help start-ups and small businesses pursue R&D activities and develop or test a novel product.
Up to $50K in matched funding for businesses to address technology and knowledge gaps by collaborating with the research sector.
STEM + Business Fellowship Program
Up to $115K p.a. to place early-career STEM researchers into SMEs for 2-3 years. The aim is to build new connections, accelerate new technology and help SMEs to grow.
NSW Small Business Innovation & Research Program (SBIR)
A $12M program that provides competitive grants to NSW SMEs to develop and commercialise innovative solutions to well-defined problems for NSW Government.
ARC Linkage Projects
Up to $300K p.a. to promote research alliances between academics and industry.
NSW Physical Sciences Fund
Up to $5M to support the development and commercialisation of high impact technologies in NSW.
Cooperative Research Centres Project Grants (CRC-P)
$100K- $3M over 3 years for an industry-identified and industry-led collaborative research project to develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for the industry and deliver tangible outcomes.
Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant
Up to $1M p.a. for up to 50% SME cost of a project that builds capabilities aligned with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.
Defence Cooperative Research Centres (CRC)
The program links industry with researchers to develop next-generation defence and national security technologies.
AMGC Commercilaisation Fund
Up to $1M for up to 50% of the eligible cost to Australian companies to commercialise new products and processes in later stages of technology readiness.