Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making Initiative
The Initiative is a collaborative project between the Office of National Intelligence (ONI) and the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) expertise and capability in areas of significant importance to the Australian defence and national security community.
Individuals are invited to apply their skill and expertise to solve one of 10 AI and ML research and development related challenges.
Successful applicants will be provided with three-month funding of up to $20,000 per project
Next Generation Technologies Fund
This fund is set to invest about $1.2billion on research and development in emerging and future technologies. It focuses on 9 priority areas including Enhanced human performance, Trusted autonomous systems and Integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Researcher Placement – up to a maximum of $50,000.
Business Researcher Placement – up to a maximum of $50,000.
Graduate Placement – up to $30,000.
Defence Innovation Hub
The Defence Innovation Hub invests in innovative Australian businesses which are developing technologies to enhance defence capability. It has committed to investing $800 million to 2030. Proposals can be submitted 365 days a year as the Hub runs an open call for proposals against defined innovation priorities.
This grant is for Australian SMEs who are striving to build industrial capabilities that align with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities. $70,000 – $1.4million is available for up to 70% cost of the project.
Funding for a 3-year-period is capped at $4.2 million for each recipient.
Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants
Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants support short-term, industry-led collaborations to develop a new technology product or service. Successful applicants can receive matched funding of between $100,000 and $3 million for up to 3 years.
Grants of $24,000 – $240,000 available. Businesses will need to contribute 20% of the eligible project value.
Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Grant
This grant funding is to provide training opportunities and skills development. It’s available for eligible SMEs including those who have a defence contract or are tendering for one. Defence industry associations who are training their own team or facilitating training may also be eligible.
Businesses who’ve received a recommendation for improvements by the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) can apply for the Capability Improvement Grant. This funding aims to improve business capability in the defence industry.
From $50,000 – $250,000 to fund up to 50% of eligible project expenditure
Modern Manufacturing Initiative
The Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) offers Australian Government funding for the nation’s priority manufacturing areas. This initiative works on a co-investment basis and can cover up to 50% of project costs.
Fellowship grant of up to $115,000/ year. The amount must be matched by the business.
QUEENSLAND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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Funding of $775 million is supporting programs that drive innovation, build on Queensland’s natural advantages and help raise our profile as an attractive investment destination. Mix of funding, programs and grants open to universities and researchers, small business, supporting industry and more.
Created to support established small and medium businesses innovate, realise their potential, and promote job creation in Queensland. The BQBIF is dedicated to making direct investment in Queensland business and industry and is managed by QIC.
Ideal for businesses seeking investment of between $2.5 to $10 million.
Made In Queensland
The Made In Queensland program offers support for small to medium manufacturers. The program aims to increase productivity and innovation via the adoption of new technologies, as well as increasing international competitiveness.