There is a number of 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 application to lean technology acceleration projects.
$10K DIN voucher towards internship costs granted to NSW-based defence companies to access high-end expert PhD skills.
Up to $50K in matched funding for businesses to address technology and knowledge gaps by collaborating with the research sector.
CSIRO SIEF Ross Metcalf STEM + Business Fellowship Program
Up to $115K p.a. matched by an SME, towards a salary costs of an Early Career Research Fellow working on an industry-led project scoped for 2-3 years.
ARC Linkage Projects
Funding between $50K to $300k per year for two to five years to promote research alliances between academics and industry.
Next Generation Technologies Fund
$730M available until 2026 with a focus on nine priority areas. NGTF is a forward-looking program focusing on research in emerging and future technologies that may deliver on a time horizon greater than ten years.
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 industry and deliver tangible outcomes.
Defence Innovation Hub
$640M over the decade in maturing and developing technologies that have moved from the early science stages into the engineering and development stages of the innovation process. Grants support collaborative teams.
Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant
$50K-$1M matched funding grant for SMEs to invest in projects that build capabilities aligned with Defences Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.
Defence Cooperative Research Centres
$100- $150M to set up a number of research centres (5-7 years period) focused on a high- priority technology with the potential to have a game-changing effect on defence. Links SMEs, academia and DST.
Grant Challenges Program
$100K-$1M funding per year to address tough Defence needs requiring collaborative, cross-disciplinary research effort. Program brings together businesses, academics, and DST scientists.
Small Business Innovation Research For Defence (SBIRD)
Program for SMEs running in 2 stages. $100K over 6-9 months available to do a feasibility study of technology. $750K over 12-24 months is available to test technology against the Defence application.
Key: NSW Government funding Australian Government funding TRL Technology Readiness Level