Funding opportunities

We can help identify funding opportunities to support your research and commercialisation goals. Our funding specialist will assess your eligibility and work with you to prepare your application. Contact us to learn more about the initiatives listed below, or to discover additional industry-specific funding schemes.

ARC Linkage Projects

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This high-profile collaborative scheme provides funding for industry research projects conducted in partnership with academia. Linkage funding drives long-term (2-5 years) strategic research alliances underpinned by industry expertise.

Co-operative Research Centre Project (CRC-P)

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Up to $3,000,000 in matched funding

The CRC-P scheme supports the commercialisation of technologies, products and services that have the potential to deliver tangible outcomes for industry. Funding is available for research collaborations of up to 3 years that involve two industry partners, one of which is an SME, and a research organisation.

APR Intern

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50% rebate, capped at $26,000

APR Intern connects your business with a PhD student to complete a short-term research project of 3-5 months. As the industry partner, you pay up to $26,000 upfront, with 50% reimbursed upon project completion.

NSW Physical Sciences Fund

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This fund supports the commercialisation of devices and systems in the field of physical sciences, with a focus on NSW-based research.  

Innovation Connections

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Up to $50,000 

This Australian Government funding scheme will connect you with a research expert within industry and provide matched funding for a short-term collaborative research project. Research should drive the development of a new idea with commercial potential. 


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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) provides a range of funding schemes for research that accelerates Australia’s progress towards reliable renewable energy. 

Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP)

This program encompasses two key funding channels: 

  • Industrial Transformation Research Hubs(ITRH) provides funding for new technologies and economic, commercial and social transformation. 
  • Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ITTC) connects industry organisations with higher degree research students and postdoctoral research expertise.  

The ITRP is focused on research that responds the 2022 Industrial Transformation Priorities: Advanced Manufacturing; Cyber Security; Defence; Food, Beverage and Agribusiness; Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals; Mining Equipment, Resource Technology and Services, Critical Minerals Processing; Oil, Gas and Energy Resources, Recycling and Clean Energy and Space.