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 Innovation Hub
10-year Innovation program established by the Department of Defence to identify technologies with defence applications and help them to move to the mature stage collaboratively.
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.