Australian Global Innovation Linkages Programme – Fostering Global Partnerships

The Global Innovation Linkages programme is currently open and accepting applications. It provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers to collaborate with global partners on strategically focused, leading-edge research and development projects.

The programme will support projects focused on developing high quality products, services or processes that will respond to industry challenges. The programme provides funding for business and researchers to collaborate with global partners on research and development projects. Projects must focus on priority areas and priority economies (see below).

How much funding is available?

  • Funding of up to AU$1 million (this excludes GST) per project over a maximum of four years.
  • Project partners must at least match funding received from the programme with cash and in-kind contributions.

Who can apply?

A project will have a lead applicant and project partners. The lead applicant must be:

  • an Australian industry entity or
  • an Australian research organisation.

Project partners must include at least:

  • one Australian industry entity and
  • one Australian research organisation and
  • one global partner from a priority economy (outlined in the eligibility criteria).

Eligibility Criteria:

A project must be in one of the following priority areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources

These priority areas align with the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative.

A project must include a global partner from on one or more of the following priority economies:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • European Union (with a focus on the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy)
  • India
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United States
  • Vietnam

For more information or to find out about applications, visit Australian Government Business – Global Innovation Linkages programme.

Photo credit: “www.colourbox.com”. Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from the Australian Government Business – Global Innovation Linkages programme.

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